What’s on the box?
Alongside the iPhone 6s, iPad Pro and Pencil, Apple unveiled the fourth generation Apple TV. Three years since the last one was released, the new Apple TV carries more changes than meets the eye. Apple have recognised that gaming and Apps are the future of TV and state on their website that their developers intended to “make your TV feel as personal as your iPhone or iPad”. New features include Bluetooth, a three month battery life and a revamped remote control. The most significant feature, we believe, is voice control via Siri which will entirely change the way we interact with the system.
While the old interface was somewhat clunky and hard to navigate, now you will be able to speak to your TV and Siri will do the navigation. For example, if you didn’t catch what a character said, just tell Siri and the TV will rewind and playback from 15 seconds before. If you feel like watching a documentary on sharks, just tell Siri and she will find a selection. No more scrolling through menus and keying in searches… The device itself is a sleek little black box, not much different and just slightly taller than its predecessor but the fourth generation Apple TV will revolutionise the way we interact with our television. And with Apple rumoured to be launching a TV streaming service next year, we’re sold.