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Yes, the redesigned Apple Siri Remote (2nd gen) will be sold separately

Yes, the redesigned Apple Siri Remote (2nd gen) will be sold separately

Apple has a new Apple TV 4K with upgraded hardware, but if all you want is the redesigned Siri Remote then you're in luck. Addressing one of the biggest complaints about Apple's set-top box, the new remote promises to be far more user-friendly then the old version, and the good news is that Apple will sell it separately too.

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Apple TV 4K update revealed with redesigned Siri Remote

Apple TV 4K update revealed with redesigned Siri Remote

The next-generation Apple TV 4K was revealed today with new features set for release in the year 2021. This device effectively has the same name as its predecessor, but has a new A12 Bionic chip inside and enhanced features aplenty. This new device has enhanced AirPlay support with high frame rate HDR from iPhone 12 Pro and newer. It also has a new Apple TV Remote!

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Apple TV with FaceTime camera and Siri speaker reportedly in the works

Apple TV with FaceTime camera and Siri speaker reportedly in the works

A new Apple TV that would double as a FaceTime video calling camera and a smart speaker is reportedly in the works, potentially giving the company's home entertainment and smart home offering a significant boost. The current Apple TV 4K is generally considered to be long-overdue a replacement, having been initially released all the way back in 2017.

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Apple TV+ non-fiction series The Line includes companion podcast

Apple TV+ non-fiction series The Line includes companion podcast

Apple has announced a new non-fiction series coming to Apple TV+ called The Line. The show will be a four-part documentary series that'll join The Line podcast on Apple Podcasts, giving fans the chance to enjoy the nonfiction story in both popular mediums. The true-crime podcast has arrived ahead of the upcoming video premiere.

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Apple TV with long-awaited feature seen in tvOS 14.5 beta

Apple TV with long-awaited feature seen in tvOS 14.5 beta

Although it has been investing heavily in its digital content services, like the Apple TV app and Apple TV+ streaming subscription, the Apple TV hardware itself hasn't exactly seen much action in the past years. The current 5th generation box, which launched nearly four years ago, only added 4K 2160p support and not much else. A refresh is definitely long-overdue and might finally be coming soon. A new feature spotted in the latest beta for tvOS 14.5 hints at this upgrade which, in turn, also means a major hardware upgrade as well.

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Next-gen Apple TV could finally come with a new remote

Next-gen Apple TV could finally come with a new remote

If you're not a fan of the current Apple TV remote, you're certainly not alone. Apple TV's Siri Remote has sparked some considerable controversy and divided the Apple TV faithful, but it may not be long before we see Apple shake things up a bit. The company is rumored to be developing a new remote for the next-gen Apple TV, and while details on the remote are slim at the moment, we're sure the words "new remote" will get some ears to perk up nonetheless.

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KeyMander 2 mobile adapter turns Apple TV, iPhone into gaming console

KeyMander 2 mobile adapter turns Apple TV, iPhone into gaming console

The folks at Kaliber Gaming, part of IOGear, revealed the Kaliber Gaming KeyMander 2 Mobile Keyboard/Mouse Adapter for Mobile Devices to the public today. This is just the latest in a line of "gaming control adapters" sold by the company. This piece of equipment allows you, the gamer, to use a keyboard and mouse on any iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV with Apple Arcade, Apple App Store games, and/or other game streaming services.

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Apple TV+ teases Lisey’s Story, a J.J. Abrams and Stephen King series

Apple TV+ teases Lisey’s Story, a J.J. Abrams and Stephen King series

Yet another Stephen King story is heading to the small screen, this time on Apple's streaming service. Called Lisey's Story, the show comes from J.J. Abrams, who previously worked with King on the Hulu shows Castle Rock and 11.22.63. The new show was teased with an image and is expected to premiere later this year.

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Plex surprises users with Apple TV app integration test

Plex surprises users with Apple TV app integration test

Plex has surprised its users by quietly introducing a new Apple TV app integration, enabling users to view its free movies and TV shows in the Apple TV app. Before you get too excited, take note: The feature doesn't work with the content you have on your local server, meaning it is limited to the titles Plex provides for streaming.

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Apple TV+ released for Google TV at last, more devices soon

Apple TV+ released for Google TV at last, more devices soon

If you're using a device with Google TV, today's the first day you'll be able to use Apple TV+, officially. You might've been able to side-load the app before, if you had the extreme urge, but now it's out for real. Chances are you're using a Chromecast with Google TV device, and on this device you have a slightly smaller selection of apps available to you than you would with Android TV - but that's changing fairly quickly.

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3rd gen Apple TV to lose YouTube channel, AirPlay required

3rd gen Apple TV to lose YouTube channel, AirPlay required

Smart TVs and set-top boxes are almost a dime a dozen these days, from those provided by TV makers and cable operators to the myriad devices that run some form of Android, not Android TV. The current generation of devices and platforms boast of advanced functions, some of which take a page right out of smartphones, but that was not always the case. Older boxes used more bespoke software that needed to be maintained constantly, leaving users at a loss when apps and content providers pull out, like in the case of an older Apple TV.

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Apple Studios buys CODA movie for record $25 million

Apple Studios buys CODA movie for record $25 million

Apple Studios has set a Sundance record by paying more than $25 million for CODA, a hit movie that was also reportedly sought by competitors Netflix and Amazon. With this purchase, Apple has achieved the worldwide exclusive rights to the feature film, which is expected to launch on the company's Apple TV+ streaming service.

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