Ability to act as a bridge for Z-Wave Security 2 (S2) framework devices. Since S2 devices have encryption as effective as HomeKit, a connection can be made without compromising security, yet open hundreds of products to HomeKit "compatibility".
Optical Out is a must have!!!
I've already replaced the AppleTV and built a 4K ecosystem to replace it. The only thing I could see tempting me back would be an improved AirPlay casting and streaming option. I know 4k would be impossible but a higher framerate 1080p would with less lag would be awesome. Our office could probably then switch back to using ATV.
Gigabit Ethernet in addition to 4K
a better remote, with a full alphabet and numbers
Amazon Prime addition. They would take the market.
Add a camera and mic and lets have FaceTime on it.
Support for airplay to multiple airplay speakers like you can from iTunes.
Digital optical out
I want it to be the universal hub for smart home. It should work as a philips hue hub, levetron switch hub and any other hubs to come in the future
SP-DIV (optical out) needs to return!!!
An SP-DIF or USB audio output for external DAC. I need only stereo speakers.
Be able to pass through more audio formats, Dolby True HD and DTS-Master tracks. Plex can stream it...only Nvidia Sheild and pass it currently. Secondly, Amazon Prime would be nice
Amazon prime video. went with roku instead of apple tv years ago for this reason
I would like a couple of Thunderbolt 3 ports. One for 4K TVs, the second for additional storage, FaceTime camera, etc. I want to see FaceTime and a real gesture enabled iPad remote app, not a SiRi remote at a ridiculously large size.
Redesigned Siri remote where you can easily tell which way is up by feel alone
2x OTA tuners and a coaxial socket to connect and OTA antenna.
Support for the new W-1 chip devices, more Single Sign On providers like U-Verse and DirecTV Now and, of course make a deal with Amazon for an Amazon Prime App - US User
Component hub and amplifier for wired speakers.
I'd like to see Apple add a usb port that you coild hook up an external hard drive to where you could store movies, music, etc.... and have ready access to.
Would be nice to have a Desktop mode to use it like a PC. Using MS Office and remote destop. Supporting mouse and keyboard.
I think I'm not dreaming to much.
All of the above!
Siri in my country
I would like to see support for advanced surround sound codecs such as Dolby True HD, Dolby Atmos, and possible DTS X.
The ability to remote play/steam PS4/Xbox One. These features are already on Windows 10 and Mac.
maybe first completing the device first before recreating a new one?
siri support in dutch would be great
flac support would be cool as well
Large video format support, mkv, vod, avi...
Also loosless audio support flac, dts-master hd, dolby true hd, dolby atmos...
Local storage on external drives.
Please, FaceTime on Apple TV
With a Camera directly on apple tv or option to use bluetooth camera above TV screen
Better Remote. The current one is pretty bad.
Giant storage NAS with Time machine, iCloud and cloning of local iTunes.
- motion controller (kinect) for better interface navigation
- multiuser with "touch id" on remote
Make it usable outside the United States. We still don't have Siri support for other languages than English, crippling a major Apple TV Feature
Improvements to the "computers" (forbrowsing iTunes libraries). It's aweful.
And playing locally along with airplay - or multiple airplay targets.
Siri available in my Country (Austria)
Jony Ive Designed gaming remote with W1 Bluetooth chip and a real Mario game from Nintendo.
A better remote.
My main reason of keeping my DVR. Is because I love the one button to skip forward or backwards. Not this swip and tap for 10second skip. Or swipe and hold for forward/reverse.
Better buffer for videos.
This coincides with the DVR. When I skip forward/backward, it needs to be instantaneous. With 12MBps up and 220MBps down, there should be no buffering.
For those who have a 3rd party remote. The fancy remotes.
The directional pad and OK button shall work as such THROUGHOUT the entire software. Not just here and there with certain apps. The OK button is not always the OK or Play/Pause as it was on 3rd gen or older.
1. Dolby Vision HDR
2. Audio raw/native bitstream output - for Dolby Atmos & DTS:X
3. Automatic frame rate switching to match the source framerate playing (ie ususally 23.98p/50p/59.94p)
Able to use hey Siri on my phone to turn on my apple TV. If it's connected to the same wifi network.
Able to handle facetime with external camera/mike so that a large TV could be used for conference calling
amazon prime streaming app, lol
Optical output (again) and a better DAC for hi-res audio
I have a few Apple TV's in our house so I'd love to see them have a backup/restore feature or a sync feature to help keep them setup the same way.
Ability to act as a dvr. Even if you need to use your own external drive.