Apple TV, one of the most innovative devices launched at the Apple Event on September 9. the Apple TV sounds most promising to change the TV experience as we know it. It adds so much more to enhance the TV experience by adding a separate Operating System for TVs called the tvOS and a bluetooth enabled remote which can work without line of sight condition and can be used from anywhere in the room.
Apple TV Set Top Box
The Apple TV can be setup easily by connecting the set top box with your TV with HDMI 1.4. The dimensions for the box are 3.9 x 1.3 x 3.9 inches (98 x 33 x 98mm) and it weighs around 425grams. It provides a resolution of 720p and 1080p.
Apple TV Remote
The apple TV remote is connected via bluetooth with the set top box and can be used from anywhere in the room. It has a touch surface for navigating through the pages, menu button to chose channels from, Volume button, play/pause button and the Siri button. Yes, you heard it right!, the tvOS will be having Siri and will work on voice commands. Siri will be able to play videos, pause, search and do many more things and make it more convenient to use.
The remote always has accelerometer and gyroscope which will make motion control an option for the games and other tasks.
The remote will work upto 3 months on a single charge and has a lightning connector port for charging. The iPhone and iTouch can also be used as the remote and extra remotes for multiplayer games.
The Apple TV will have it own tvOS which will make the TV experience simple and fun to use. The OS will have its own App Store, Apple Music, Photo gallery to view images. Other apps like Netflix, Hulu, Showtime will be connected in the menu so you don’t have to check for a show in individual apps. Games like Galaxy on Fire, Asphalt 8 and classic appstore games like crossy roads can be played using the TV remote with touch and motion controls.
tvOS menu will have information for the shows available and with Siri you can just ask for a show or just mention the name of an actor and it’ll show the movies featuring the actor.
Apple TV Storage
The Apple TV will be available in two models,32GB and 64GB as per the requirements.
Apple TV Hardware
The chipset used for Apple TV is Apple A8 CPU with 2Gb of RAM.
The wifi technology used will be the latest 802.11/a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0 to connect the remote.
Apple TV Price
The 32GB model will cost around $149 and the 64 GB model will cost $199.
Available Content of Apple TV
iTunes, AirPlay, iCloud, Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu, Showtime, MLB, NBA, NHL, CNN, FOX, PBS Kids, ABC News, Disney Channel, ESPN, USA and more are about to come.
Audio Codecs-HE-AAC, AAC, MP3, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, WAV, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus 7.1.