Apple launches second generation Apple TV with Siri integrated remote

A hardware refresh back in 2012 added 1080p support, but not much else, which is why it is more than due for an upgrade

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Apple has announced the new Apple TV at yesterday’s big event. Speculation about Apple's plans for the living room has done the round for years, and this represents its most powerful charge on the space so far.

A hardware refresh back in 2012 added 1080p support, but not much else, which is why it is more than due for an upgrade, and exec Eddy Cue appropriately called yesterday "a big day for the big screen."

Tim Cook called the new Apple TV "the future of television," guaranteeing a new tvOS, App Store and demonstrating features including deep Siri integration with a new remote.

The Siri Remote has a touchpad, mic and Wii-like motion controls built in, important for Siri to search across "multiple content options" on a single screen.

According to Engadget, there will be two versions of the new Apple TV: a 32GB model for $149, and 64GB model for $199, shipping in October to over 80 countries.

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