At the Wall Street Journal Digital Live conference in San Francisco, California the Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the Apple TV is going to launch in the next Monday, 26th Oct and will start shipping later that week. The CEO said that the new Apple TV is “foundation of the future TV”.
The Apple TV which was announced during the iPhone 6S launch will be the fourth generation TV that comes in two versions – 32 GB for $149 and 64 GB for $199 with voice-enabled Siri remote. This version has many improvements over the previous version including a new operating system called tvOS, a vastly improved search function and a dedicated App store.
CEO Tim Cook also shares some other interesting things in the interview about the 15 million Apple music subscribers and out which 6.5 million are paying subscribers. That means, 6.5 million people are paying for service.
If we come to its remote, You can search the system using your voice and it’s voice-activated personal assistant Siri remote is integrated into the new Apple TV. It’s new touch-sensitive screen as well as motion-tracking remote supports gesture control and makes gaming a major part of the new platform.
With Apple’s initial apps, the apps also includes premium video sevices like HBO, Netflix, Hulu, Showtime and games services like Rayman and the Crossy Road. The app devvelopers can create their own universal applications that works accross iPhone, iPad as well as Apple TV and allows the users to buy that apps.