How the New Apple TV Is Going to Change Your Life
Good news: the new Apple TV is finally here. You can order it starting today from Apple's website and it will start shipping by the end of this week. It will cost between $149 for the 32GB model and $149 for 64 GB.
With this new device, Apple claims it has reinvented television. Putting an emphasis on apps, the updated offering will personalize your TV with a new user interface that is "fun and easy to use," said Cook at Apple's announcement in September. The new operating system is called tvOS. While past Internet-TV hardware like Google TV has promised similar features, we'll see if Apple can apply its smooth execution to emerging technology, helping it go mainstream.
The Apple TV's reimagined remote has a glass-touch surface, making it more like an iPhone or iPad. The remote also emphasizes Siri. Ask Siri to "show me funny TV shows," and you'll purportedly get a list of comedies sorted by popularity. Siri will also search across multiple content apps — like iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime — at once, so you can see everything that's available in a streamlined manner. Sweet! During your program, you can also ask your remote for trivia, like "who stars in this movie," and get that info on your screen, which solves having to google something on your phone while you're watching.
Oh, and did we mention there are gorgeous high-definition video screen savers that will turn your TV into a piece of art? You can also access Apple Music and your iTunes library.