Recently purchased an Apple TV 4K as a replacement for my Dell Alien Alpha which worked perfectly. Decided to purchase the Apple after watching a glowing DC Rainmaker review but FYI the Apple 4k is clearly still buggy.
Know that I find the Apple TV 4k remote control more difficult to use than a mouse. It is almost impossible to use once fingers are sweaty. I use the trainer for tough mid-week workouts and the occasional race and unfortunately I’m a heavy sweater.
Like others I initially had problems linking to my Elite Direto trainer, wahoo heart rate and cadence monitors to the Zwift program on Apple TV 4k. That was solved by deleting all bluetooth connections between my iphone, associated apps, and these devices. Once done they all immediately show up on the Apple TV Zwift program and link up easily.
The look and feel of the Apple 4k TV Zwift home screen is very similar to my Alpha, but not exactly. I transitioned just after hitting level 25. The orange bar that moves from left to right showing your progression to the next level is not there.
When I selected a workout based upon a certain FTP, somehow ERG mode was unselected. When I started the workout it seemed to hold my watts at approximately 150 even as the goal was progressing from 100 to 225 watts. After 10 minutes I went back into the menu system and re-selected “erg mode”. I returned to the workout and it started over and worked properly. This may just be my clumsy use of the remote controller.
I’d be nice if a thumb sock (not a whole glove) could be developed to counter the effect of sweat on the remote. I expect things will get easier as I get more comfortable using the remote and the bugs are worked on.