I’m usually in love with Apple’s UI decisions, but I dusted off my Apple TV tonight to download a few movies, and it was an incredibly frustrating experience.
First of all, I didn’t have my iPhone with me, so I had to do without the Remote app while searching and type with this:
That part wasn’t too bad, since it only takes a few letters before the right movie pops up. But here’s where I could not justify the 6-button remote:
And after all of my effort, here’s what I got:
When that happened several times, I tried hooking up a USB keyboard to the USB port in the back of the device. A port which does absolutely nothing.
Finally, I reset my password (which worked after the second attempt), and then was able to complete my purchases after resetting my Apple TV.
The experience felt like using a real-life MacBook Wheel: