Ap­ple TV

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Eight years af­ter the Ap­ple TV came into our homes, it has fi­nally been given an App Store. We can hardly re­call a time when our iOS de­vices didn’t have one, so it’s good to see the hum­ble black box get­ting a way to add con­tent be­yond TV, film and mu­sic. You can at last in­stall apps that turn your TV into a place to catch up on news, sports re­sults and even do some shop­ping. If it’s games you’re into, Ap­ple TV is also a con­sole with a clever re­mote that gives you mo­tion con­trol via a gy­ro­scope and an ac­celerom­e­ter, just like your iPhone.

The top area of the re­mote is ded­i­cated to touch, mean­ing you can con­trol your Ap­ple TV like never be­fore. So it’s all ges­ture-based; tap and swipe your way through menus and use it as a scrub­ber for speed­ing through video. There’s Siri in the new Ap­ple TV too, which looks very clever at re­spond­ing to nat­u­ral lan­guage queries.

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