exam 70-668 vce

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Every set top box in the world has a basic interface with an array of boxes on screen and a directional pad on the remote. How different can they really be? Turns out, quite a bit! Between the Apple TV’s voice control, the Nexus Player’s Google Cast and the Roku’s...well actually, the Roku is pretty straightforward. Still, here are some  70-668 of the big differences.

Apple TV

As I mentioned in the last section, I have mixed feelings about Apple’s touchpad remote. While touchpads are great for swiping through lists, the TV interface doesn’t lend itself to these gestures nearly 70-671 as often as you’d think. Fortunately, the Apple remote has a handy backup option: the Siri button.

You can press and hold the Siri button and say the name of an app or show and the Apple TV will either launch that app or pull up a landing page for that show. The show page will  70-693 list several services where you can find that show or movie and, if you scroll down, you can get actor info, related shows, and reviews. If you have the corresponding app installed, you can click the service and jump straight into the show page for the app. For example, if you ask Siri for South Park episodes, it will show you Hulu and iTunes. Click Hulu and the South Park page in Hulu will appear. The Siri button worked  newcerts flawlessly every time I used it.

The remote still has a couple oddities, though. One of the six buttons on the remote is labeled “Menu” and in some places you can use it to call up some extra options in an app. However, most of the time it’s used as a Back button. So, for example, if you navigate to your subscriptions in YouTube and then select a particular channel, pressing “Menu” will go back to your subscriptions page. Pressing “Menu” again will display the navigation menu at the top of the app. It’s very  77-881 confusing at first. Once you get used to it, it’s easy enough, but it’s disorienting and inconsistent.

Nexus Player

The Nexus Player remote is much less confusing than the Apple remote, as it uses a regular D-pad. Though if you like the swiping gesture, you might be missing out. Also like the Apple remote, the  70-668 remote has a voice button built in that allows you to search for shows, movies, or videos. In my experience, using the voice command was a little more finicky than the Apple remote, but waiting just a second to ensure the Player was ready to listen cleared that up.

The search results on the Nexus Player were mostly similar  77-882 to Apple’s, with a few key differences. For starters (and somewhat bizarrely), Google was more aggressive about pushing its own content store than Apple. While the Apple TV displayed that a show was available on Netflix and iTunes at the same time, Google displayed a show as available on Google Play up at the top of the results, but you had to scroll past actor info and related shows to find it on Hulu or YouTube. Even worse, direct links to a show within Netflix didn’t exist at all, but I was able to search my own Plex library. This may be due to Netflix simply not enabling the search functionality in its app, but it’s still a glaring omission, no matter 77-883 who’s at fault. Another odd quirk, when you search for a musical artist, you’ll find front-and-center suggestions to look them up on apps like YouTube or Hulu, with song and album suggestions below that, usually linking to Google Play Music.

However, I only discovered this when I forced myself to use the voice search function on purpose. In practice, I used Google Cast to play videos on the Nexus Player much more often. The box functions exactly 77-886 like a Chromecast does, which means you can look up a show in the Netflix app on your phone and send it to the Player immediately. Once it’s playing, you can use the physical remote or your phone to control it. For me, this was the ideal Chromecast experience anyway.

Roku 4

The Roku 4 doesn’t quite have the same amount of design polish that Apple or Google have put into their boxes, but that doesn’t make it less functional. Surprisingly (seriously, I wasn’t expecting it), the Roku has a voice search function just like the others. Unfortunately, it’s a bit more limited. You can search for movies, directors,  920-183 and actors, but that’s about it. Searching for “Comedy” simply returned movies and TV shows with the word “comedy” in them. Musical artists came up with nothing, unless they were also actors.

In addition to the voice search button, the Roku remote has four buttons to quickly launch into popular apps: Netflix, Amazon, Sling, and Rdio which rather awkwardly has been shut down. If you don’t use one (or any) of these services, you’re unfortunately stuck with a permanently useless button on your remote. And as of this writing, the Rdio button is guaranteed to be useless. That’s kind of a drag, but not a huge deal. And if you do use any of those other services, it’s a super handy shortcut.

The Roku 4 remote also has a god-send of a feature that every  9A0-125 remote in the world should have: a headphone jack. If you’re watching a show on your Roku, you can plug a pair of headphones in and the TV’s audio will be diverted to your ears and your ears alone. While this may not be useful for everyone, it’s sure handy when you want to watch TV without disturbing your roommates, kids, or neighbors.