Apple TV stretches Siri voice search in beta update: CNET Update
CNET Update: Apple TV stretches Siri voice search in beta update2:22 /
A developer preview of an Apple TV software update reveals new perks. Meanwhile, Twitter puts video ads on top of your feed and assembles a new troll-fighting task force.
Apple TV is about to get another voice search perk. I'm Bridget Carey. This is your CNET Update. [MUSIC] Apple TV TV will soon be stretching its Siri powers. So you can use your voice to enter in all sorts of searches. And even speak your password. Instead of hunting and pecking through an onscreen keyboard with your remote. Or, by reaching for your iPhone or iPad to type it out. The new Apple TV already does have Siri so you can search for movies or shows by talking into the remote control But the update lets you use your voice to search for more things like apps. The features are not available to everyone yet. Only developers can access these perks in a beta version of the new TV operating system software that's TV OS 9.2. That means most people probably won't see this until the spring. But maybe we'll hear more about it next month. It's not official yet but there are reports that Apple is planning to hold a presentation on March 15th to announce new products. And that could be when we hear about updates to the Apple Watch, a new iPad, and maybe even a new smaller screen variation of the iPhone. Meanwhile in social media land Prepare to see video advertisements at the top of your Twitter feed. Twitter is selling a new video ad spot, and it will show up in the Twitter app and the desktop website. Twitter has been under close watch lately with reports that it may be changing the timeline. To be more like Facebook and sort it by popularity and algorithms instead of showing you the Tweets in chronological order. Twitter is often criticized for not doing enough to combat serious harassment. The network talks about not tolerating abusive users but many say not enough action has been taken. Even former Twitter CEO **** Costello, and I quote, We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls. Months since that statement, Twitter just announced it created a Trust and Safety Council made up of outsiders from 40 organizations, like safety advocates, academics, mental health professionals. But just how exactly this Justice League of troll fighters can do something actionable Remains to be seen. That's it for this tech news update. There's more at cnet.com. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.