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Apple uncovers new Apple TV 2015 (photos)

Apple has announced its latest Apple TV which includes the company's first app store for the living room and Siri voice search.

Ty Pendlebury
Ty Pendlebury has worked at CNET since 2006. He lives in New York City where he writes about streaming and home audio.
Ty Pendlebury
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Apple TV

Apple has announced its latest Apple TV at an event in California.

The device sports a modified version of iOS 9 and includes downloadable apps and games for the first time.

It also includes a voice search function powered by Siri.

Prices will start from $149 and the device will be available in the US in October.

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Pricing

The Apple TV will be available in two models: the 32GB for $149 and the 64GB version for $199.

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The remote

The remote includes voice search with a dedicated Siri button.

It also features a glass trackpad, a menu button, play/pause button and a volume control. The remote will also control your TV.

It has a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. Apple says the remote lasts three months on a single charge and can be recharged via the Lightning connector.

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Connectivity

The Apple TV features 802.11ac wi-fi in addition to Bluetooth and Ethernet. For connection to a TV the device includes an HDMI port.

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"What did he say?"

If you miss something during a show you can ask Siri "What did they say?" and it will skip backward 15 seconds and turn on subtitles.

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Apps

The Apple TV will support downloadable apps and will include voice specifically for Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Showtime and iTune.s

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Weather

The Apple TV features a weather app, and also includes a popup window if you ask Siri a question about the weather.

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Multiplayer

The developers of Crossy Road demonstrated how users can play multiplayer games (using two remotes).

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Gaming

The Apple TV will support gaming via the remote with some of the games announced at the event including Rock Band, Crossy Road, Galaxy on Fire and Disney Infinity.

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Beat Sports

Rock Band developer Harmonix used the event to announce its new rhythm game for Apple TV called Beat Sports which combines music and sport using the Apple remote.

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