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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.

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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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