With additional features comes a raised admission price. According to Buzzfeed, the new Apple TV will cost $149—up from the $69 it costs currently. Insider info from 9to5Mac claims that Apple will offer both its old set-top box at a lower price (it’s currently $99) as well as the new one.
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If “Hey Siri, give us a hint” means what we think it does, Apple could be readying to take a note from the Amazon’s playbook. The Amazon Echo put a voice assistant in Prime subscribers’ homes—offering similar functionality to Siri and Google Now’s voice services, but without requiring you use a mobile phone. Simply speaking up in the room of your choice would provide weather, news, music playback and more.
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Like Amazon and their array of services, those tied in to Apple’s ecosystem will likely get the fullest benefit of Apple TV’s Siri.
“Both are expected to be announced on September 9 in San Francisco”
Knowing users contacts, calendar appointments and other data kept on the iPhone/iCloud however could play a large role in completing the connected home. And if a recent report from Buzzfeed is true, Apple could offer something even more compelling to viewers: universal search, allowing you to see all the places you can watch a particular show or movie, such as on iTunes or Netflix, and let you pick between them.
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But it may not be all about Siri. Other rumors surrounding the Apple TV hint at an app SDK for the set-top box coming for developers. Meaning app-makers will be able to create applications for the Apple TV just like they do on iOS. Imagine summoning a cab to your place via Siri with with an Uber app for Apple TV, or dictating a text to a friend without having to get up and find your phone.
The current Apple TV circa 2010 does offer a variety of “apps” from various networks and studios, but those were made in conjunction with Apple, not from independent third-party developers. An app store would mean opening the floodgates to way more apps, similar to what the App Store and Mac App Store offer