This means, developers can build new apps and games specifically for Apple TV.
Gamers will be pleased to hear that Apple is working on a way of letting you continue your iPhone game on your TV screen when you get home. Developers can now write apps for the Apple TV just like they can for the iPhone or iPad.
The function sounds similar to Google’s “OK Google” voice training model, which is inside Google Settings on Android devices, though 9to5Mac said it doesn’t appear to learn a user’s voice to distinguish one person from another.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s new television hardware is available in two flavors, with the base model asking for $149 and comes with 32GB of storage. Siri search and controls will change the way we interact with our TVs and find new stuff to watch. Additionally, inclusion of Siri support on the device has greatly simplified the search for shows.
Apple CEO Tim Cook told the audience during the event that “Apple TV represents the future of television”.
Apple showed off an all new Apple TV experience at its San Francisco event on Wednesday, September 9 (September 10, Manila time).
Apple today introduced the much-anticipated all-new Apple TV and its a radical departure from the older Apple TV. Users can search for specific TV shows and movies using Siri, but they can also narrow the search down by actors, genres, guest stars and parental ratings.
If you miss a line of dialogue you can ask, “Siri, what did he/she say?” and the Apple TV will automatically skip back a few seconds and turn on subtitles.
“Developers can take advantage of the built-in accelerometer and gyroscope, and the touch surface on the Apple TV Remote to create games and other app experiences that have never been seen on TV before”, Cue explains. By far, Siri integration is looking likely to be the Apple TV’s best feature. It also adds Siri to the TV.
“The future of TV is apps as we are consuming most of our content through apps on a mobile device”. It will officially come out in October and will be available in over 80 countries.