Apple TV: 10 Interesting Features You Should Know

    Apple announced the all-new Apple TV, bringing a revolutionary experience to the living room based on apps built for the television. Apps on Apple TV let you choose what to watch and when you watch it. The new Apple TV's remote features Siri, so you can search with your voice for TV shows and movies across multiple content providers simultaneously.

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    The 4th generation of Apple TV comes with much powerful hardware, latest OS, Siri Support, and newer user interface. Well, the remote comes with a touchpad! A really modern TV remote to say the least. Further the remote doubles up as a game controller when turned sideways. The buttons located on the remote include a Menu, Display, Siri, Play/Pause and a Volume button.

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    This post will give you an insight about the Apple TV and its new features. Take a look at the slider below to know more.

    New Remote

    The new Apple TV comes with a new remote. Now, the TV can be controlled using voice or touch. The remote is redesigned with glass touch surface across the the top. According to Apple, you can easily glide across a set of movies and then stop when required. Well, you can swipe up to get information while watching TV, swipe down to go back to the screen.


    The new Apple TV also features Siri functionality and the remote comes with Siri button so that you can voice command the TV. For instance, you can just need to hold Siri button and command to "show me horror TV shows" and Siri will search iTunes, Hulu, Netflex, HBO and Showtime to find the shows and films you want to watch.

    New tvOS Interface

    Apple has introduced a new operating system for the Apple TV based on iOS and called it as tvOS. The new OS for Apple TV uses the exact same frameworks of iOS, OS X and watchOS.

    Third Party Apps

    Apple TV users can now be able to download apps from the tvOS Apps Stores for the Apple TV. There are 11 million developers and the company says that it is easy to develop apps.


    Thanks to the faster processor on-board. The new remote can also be performed as a touch-based and motion-based controller, so that you can have a greater gaming experience on Apple TV. The company has already introduced number of game developers to build games of the TV interface. In near future, the TV will get major titles like Star Wars, Guitar Hero, Crossy Road and more.


    The Apple TV is powered by Apple-designed A8 chip for even better performance so developers can build engaging games and custom content apps for the TV.


    The new Apple TV has a similar design than its predecessor, but the newer model is 10mm taller than the current Apple TV.


    The new Apple TV comes in two storage capacities: 32GB internal storage and 64GB internal storage.


    The new Apple TV will be available starting at $149 for a 32GB model and $199 for a 64GB model from, Apple's retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

    Release Date

    The new Apple TV will be available by the end of October.

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