Time Warner CEO Unfamiliar with AirPlay Feature
The Time Warner Cable CEO, Glenn A. Britt, recently admitted that he is unfamiliar with AirPlay and doesn't think it affects the cable business according to a report by New York Times
. Many consumers and analysts find this statement to be one of true ignorance as it is a bit of a shocker.
During a group interview last week, Britt said there was no easy way to get internet video onto a TV, where he obviously overlooked the fact that AirPlay allows consumers to do just that. AirPlay easily sends a media stream from your iOS device to your TV via an Apple TV wirelessly. Furthermore, Apple’s TV offering isn’t the only option here as others such as Boxee Box, Roku, or Google TV all have similar offerings.
Despite claiming to be an Apple user, Britt did say “I’m not sure I know what AirPlay is.” He continued to say “the current Apple TV, the little thing, the hockey puck, really doesn’t do anything to help you enable you to get Internet material on your TV.” It seems a bit surprising that a chief executive of a cable company would not know about the very feature that may hurt his business in the future. The ignorance doesn’t say much about the company or Britt himself and it definitely doesn't bode well for future plans. For those of you who want to continue to use cable and/or enjoy using it, let’s hope his actions are better thought out than his words.
After all the criticism about his statements, it wouldn’t be a surprise to learn that Britt figured out what AirPlay is and is planning on taking action to improve the cable business accordingly.
Source: New York Times