Apple have announced the fourth generation of Apple TV.
Backed by it’s own App Store, and coming with a rather swish-looking five button remote that comes complete with a glass touch pad for swipe controls. The remote also comes with a Siri button, another move by the tech giant to integrate the voice-activated personal assistant into all aspects of their products.
The device will run a dedicated OS called tvOS and the App Store will be filled with casual and family-oriented titles, such as Guitar Hero Live, Disney Infinity and Beat Sports, a rival for Wii Sports. Away from gaming, other apps available include HBO, Netflix and Major League Baseball app that will allow users to watch two games at once.
Said Apple CEO Tim Cook;
“The television experience has been virtually standing still. The future of television is apps.”
Apple TV will be priced at $149 for a 32GB model, or $199 for 64GB.
It will be released in the UK and US in late October.