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Apple TV 4 To Cost $149, Will Feature Siri Universal Search – Report


According to a newly published report, the upcoming Apple TV 4 set-top box's price will start at $149, and the device will feature iOS like universal search as well.

Apple TV 4 UI

Apple TV 4 UI concept by Andrew Ambrosino

'Starts' From $149, New Siri Like Universal Search Feature

A few days, a report surfaced suggesting that the Apple TV 4 will be priced between the $149 to $199 bracket, and will be available in October. But according to a newly surfaced piece from BuzzFeed, the Cupertino giant's new set-top device will 'start' from $149, which could mean that Apple might throw in several models into the mix, more specifically those with larger memory capacities.

Moving on, the report also reveals that the Apple TV 4 will feature universal search which will be powered by Siri. The new search feature will allow users to search for content from all sources using a single voice command, and queries will not just be limited to iTunes itself, as the device can tap into other sources, such as Netflix, Amazon and more, for results.

With every passing day, more and more Apple TV 4 details are starting to emerge. For instance, it was just under a week back we came across a report that suggested Cupertino's new 'hobby' product will ship with a motion sensing remote. Apart from that, another report suggested that the device will feature an A8 processor, the very same one found in the iPhone 6, and will come with a brand new UI, Siri and an App Store for installing third-party apps and games.

Several different reports also suggest that the Apple TV 4 will also support third-party Bluetooth controllers, making it an ideal platform for gaming, while also giving developers ample opportunity to expand their horizons.

Apple TV 4

All of this, and more, will be announced at Apple's September 9th event, which is set to kick off at 10am PDT. We're expecting Apple to announce new iPhones at the event, as well as final release dates for iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and of course, watchOS 2 for the Apple Watch.

With the event just a week away, and the leaks coming in thick and fast, it would be interesting to see what new the blogosphere will bring to the roster just hours before the event officially kicks off. We're sure there are a lot of surprises which we don't know about at this point, and Apple is being absolutely tight lipped about them.

Even Siri isn't helping in that regard!

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