Tech Report: Closer look at new Apple TV device

Part touchscreen, part traditional remote, the new remote control allows you to use both touch gestures along with tactile commands via traditional buttons to navigate around the Apple TV user interface.


Users can speak into the controller to find movies or TV shows and the search is universal, trawling multiple apps for the content you’re after. Siri can even put sports, stock and weather information right on the screen.

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook today announced that the Apple TV is getting a makeover – with its own app store and a brand new operating system.

Along with the deep voice search capabilities, Apple is bundling a new and vastly improved physical remote with the latest Apple TV.

So, we’d imagine popular on-demand apps like WatchESPN, YouTube, Vimeo, National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball might be included in due course.

This year, Apple is trying to revolutionize the TV-watching experience with its new Apple TV device.

There really is so much to talk about because of the great new Apple TV features, but two of those that standout to us has to be the Apple TV Remote and also the incredible Siri filter search. The new Apple TV is also focusing on gaming and rumor has it Nintendo is making games for Apple TV.

The slick new remote that has a glass touch area to allow for ease of use and cool features common to your iOS devices. It’s $199 for the 64GB model. Apple detailed the next generation Apple TV at its fall media event.

Although it’s not yet confirmed which United Kingdom companies will join the Apple TV app revolution, it’s likely some big players will come to service in the coming months.


tvOS is based on iOS and lets developers create new apps and games specifically for the device.

New Apple TV brings App Store Beat Sports and Siri support