Apple TV has problems with the user interface as outlined by Dave Farrington’s perspective.
Apple TV tries, and succeeds to a certain extent, to unify the content problem, but the interface is more difficult and painful to use; more so even than just browsing with a remote to the couple of dozen TV network channels you can remember.
Agreed. Bouncing from channel app to channel app, then trying to find a specific program is just painful and time consuming.
Apple TV has some appeal for those who really, truly, madly, deeply hate their local cable TV operator and will do anything to cut the cord. Others may choose a combo of both, but the age old problem of video source remains, and Apple TV’s browsing experience– even with Siri– is just clumsy at best. Even if Apple provided a streaming TV and movie service for a monthly subscription fee through iTunes, how does that move the bar forward? All an Apple TV streaming service does is bring cable TV to an internet connection.
Even Sling TV and DirecTV Now do little more than replicate basic cable as a streaming service.