I have mentioned the Apple TV before as an accessible way to watch television. So, I figured I would give you an overview and slight demonstration of the Apple TV. Enjoy!
Apple TV Overview
First off, I am using the Apple TV 4th Generation. It is important to note as it comes with the Siri remote. It has a touch pad a the top and then a few buttons as well. It is very well laid out and easy to use.
As a side note, you can download an app for the iPhone and iPad that will act as the Siri Remote.
There are a wide variety of apps that you can download for the Apple TV. There are games, social networks, news and many television networks. For example, in the video, I demo Netflix. But, I also have apps like Disney Channel, Discovery Channel, NBC and even Apple Events, which allows you to watch Apple Keynotes and things like WWDC.
The real benefit comes when you have credentials from a cable or satellite company or streaming service, like Playstation Due. Then you can unlock many channel apps to watch live TV or On Demand items. Many times, these apps are much more accessible than regular cable and satellite interfaces.
Apple is known for its class leading accessibility features. And, the Apple TV is no different. It has Voice Over, Zoom, display settings and much more. As a visually impaired person, I can use an Apple TV just like I use my iPhone or iPad. It is easy to set up and easy to use.
Question: Are you thinking of getting an Apple TV? Is there something specific you are wondering about it? Let me know down below and I'd be happy to help out if I can!