Apple launched its main event, It’s Showtime, yesterday. And lots of interesting developments from this company. New iPods, a new version of iTunes, downloadable movies and iTV.
Apple can create a simple and easy to use interface to television. Unlike Microsoft’s Media Centre, the iTV looks like a simple and easy way to connect digital sources from your computer to a current generation TV set.
I’m not sure how much market demand is out there for this type of platform. I will try it out but I still segregate my computer activities from watching television.
But, being able to push digital content out to my home theatre from my computer is certainly of interest. Music and photos for sure. Low resolution movies? No.
Not that it matters. Downloadable TV shows and movies won’t hit the Canadian iTunes store for a long time.