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With the EasySocial Pro app for Apple TV, it allows you to view your Twitter and Facebook timeline and newsfeeds all from the big screen in your home, instead of looking at it on a device like the iPhone, iPad or Mac.
The first thing that I like about this app is that I can have my Twitter timeline on the big screen. This makes it so that if I am bored in my house or simply just want to check Twitter real quick, I can do so from this app. It is not something that I do often, but something that is just nice to have.
When viewing Twitter from this app, you cannot tweet from it, only view the tweets in your timeline, along with the trends subjects and hashtags. I am personally a big fan of the “#Hashtag” Twitter trends since they are always fun to look at and participate in.
Where the app goes downhill is in the UI. I’d argue that the Chirp for Apple Watch app has a better UI and EasySocial Pro has a way bigger screen real estate to deal with. It feels like one of those apps that has so much potential to look better and it fails at that. For now, it can get the job done, but is not very impressive in terms of looks.
The other issue that I have found with this app is that you are technically supposed to be able to sign-in with your Facebook account to view that from your Apple TV, but this app will not allow me to sign in to my Facebook in order to view it. I do not know if this is an issue with the app or with Facebook, but I do think that it is one of those things where I should be getting money back or that the app should be discounted until they fix this problem.
Overall, I’m giving EasySocial Pro for Apple TV 2/4 stars. It gets off to a decent start but that it still has a lot of work that needs to be done if it wants to be a great Apple TV social networking app. I personally think that Facebook should create their own app for the Apple TV other than the one they have for videos. Tweetbot or Twitterrific should look into making an Apple TV Twitter app since they are two of the best third-party apps in the iOS and Mac App Stores.
EasySocial Pro is currently $3.99 in the tvOS App Store.
Rating: 2/4 stars