5 Things you need to know about new Apple TV

by September 15, 2015 0 comments

Apple revealed the much anticipated fourth-generation Apple TV at its “Hey Siri” media event in California on September 9. The new Apple TV is built on powerful A8 chip, a modern operating system tvOS, has tight Siri integration and most importantly now includes an App Store.

Speaking of design, it looks similar to the current Apple TV set-top box, only it’s a bit thicker and comes with an advanced touch-based remote called as  “Siri Remote.” The top surface of the remote has a glass touch surface for swiping through content, and there’s a built-in button and dual microphones for invoking up Siri.

1.App Store

Apps are the future of television. We already use apps such as Netflix, Hulu, WatchESPN, and iTunes to on our mobile devices and that’s exactly where new Apple TV in the living room is advancing. Apps gives you freedom what you want to watch irrespective of time and place.

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HBO NOW and SHOWTIME brings you Hollywood blockbusters and various other original series and with no subscription required to watch. It also allows you to rent or purchase recent box office hits and cinema cult classics. You also have accessibility to single episodes and full seasons of popular current and vintage TV shows. Many movies are available the same day they come out on DVD, and TV shows are available the day after they air.The new Apple TV coupled with new tvOS will making your TV feel as personal as your iPhone or iPad.

2.Games and More

Since the App Store is landing to your TV, you can expect big, exciting games. In the long run think about the apps that will turn your living room into a fitness class or a teaching classroom. The company showed a few apps in its demo on stage, including Gilt, an online shopping site; a redesigned MLB.com app; Zillow; AirBNB and PlayKids. Some of the popular games include Manticore Rising, Rayman Adventures, Shadowmatic and more.

3.Siri Remote

The same remote you use to watch TV can also be used as motion gaming console to conquer battles or drive down your competitors in racing games. The so called Siri Remote has touch surface acting as a virtual directional pad and a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. And in case the action gets too exciting (and it will), there’s a Remote Loop, sold separately, to keep your remote tethered during gameplay.

4.tvOS

What iOS does for your iPhone and iPad, tvOS will do for your big screen. It also gives developers a whole new world to play in. The new Apple TV is equipped with powerful 64-bit A8 chip, that will helps bring big, graphics-intensive games to your TV so you can play on extended hours with higher frame rates.

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The A8 chip is also designed to be power efficient and to sustain a consistently high level of performance. Metal a new technology included in Apple TV allows developers to create highly immersive apps for tvOS and iOS. It also enables them to squeeze maximum performance from the A8 chip, making your experiences on the new Apple TV more lifelike and exciting than ever.

5.Voice Talk

With all these new apps and features landing on your TV, what’s the best way to find something to watch? Just ask Siri. With the Siri Remote, you tell your TV exactly what you want to watch. Or ask Siri to give you a few options, like “Find me some funny TV shows.” Siri automatically searches across popular services like iTunes, Netflix, and more, so you don’t have to type or dig through each app individually.

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You can even ask Siri to launch a specific app. The Siri Remote takes the work out of watching TV.

The new Apple TV will be available in two versions: $149 for the 32GB model, and $199 for the 64GB model, and both will start shipping to the US and other countries in October.

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