The fourth-generation Apple TV is equipped with Ethernet, HDMI and USB-C ports. Other specs include Apple's 64-bit A8 processor, 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO, IR receiver and a built-in power supply. The remote includes Bluetooth 4.0, IR transmitter, accelerometer, gyroscope Lightning connector for charging.
Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac has been slinging out the Apple rumors at a rapid pace on Wednesday. "Trusted sources" told Gurman that the rumored 12.9-inch iPad Pro and iPad mini 4 will both make their official debuts at Apple's scheduled September 9th media event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.
Apple is expected to announce its next-generation Apple TV at its September 9 media event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA.. The new digital streaming device will allegedly be a huge upgrade from its predecessor featuring a more powerful processor, redesigned remote with motion sensors and Siri integration.
Yes, the fourth-generation Apple TV includes its own App Store for downloading third-party games. The remote control was redesigned with a glass touch surface and accelerometer and gyroscope for motion controls. The Apple TV 4 also supports third-party controllers for playing video games.
Yes, the fourth-generation Apple TV includes Apple's voice assistant Siri and universal search for easily locating content across all apps. It also includes a Bluetooth 4.0, an IR receiver and ports for USB-C, Ethernet and HDMI.
The fourth generation Apple TV is $149 for the 32GB model and $199 for the 64GB version.
The Apple TV 4 is a significant upgrade from its predecessor with a redesigned interface and remote control. It features Siri, the ability to download third-party apps and it is powered by Apple's 64-bit A8 processor. The controller includes a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope plus trackpad for playing video games. It also includes ports USB-C, HDMI and Ethernet ports.
Apple has been trying to make Apple TV more attractive to customers by reducing its price to $69.99, and by adding new channels like TED and Tastemade. The company also landed an exclusive deal with HBO to carry HBO NOW until July, and added several sports channels starting with Sports Illustrated's 120 SPORTS in January. Today Mac Rumors noticed CBS Sports and USA NOW have also been added to the Apple TV lineup.
While many cable and satellite boxes let you connect to several TVs and watch different channels on each, you can't do this with the Apple TV. You can connect it to multiple HDTVs using HDMI splitters but you would have to watch the same content on each TV, so you couldn't watch one program in the living room and another in the bedroom simultaneously.
Yes, you will need to connect to the internet in order to use the Apple TV because it relies on streaming content from other sources like Netflix, Hulu or other content servers, or your Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch. It can connect either with an Ethernet cable or via Wi-Fi. If you want to use your iPad as a remote or stream movies, music or other content from it via AirPlay, you will need a Wi-Fi connection. Other than that, you just need an HDMI cable to connect your Apple TV to your HDTV.
If you happen to lose or break your Apple TV remote, you can purchase one without having to buy a whole new device. You can find it online at the Apple Store under Apple TV -> Accessories.