New Apple TV on the way, includes more content

Saqib Shah
February 13, 2014

Apple’s next-gen TV streaming box could debut in April and be made available for retail by December.

The new device, which plugs into a television set, will have a faster processor than the previous version and an upgraded interface to make it easier for customers to navigate between TV shows, movies and other online content.

Additionally, it is rumoured that the device will also come with a built-in Wi-Fi router, an Apple TV-specific app store, and an integrated TV tuner (aka HD antenna) to pick up local broadcast TV stations.

Apple has reportedly been in talks with Time Warner Cable, Comcast, DirecTV and others about expanding its broadcast offerings since the middle of last year, according to Bloomberg.

However, some discussions have stalled because Apple wants to offer users access to programs via their Apple IDs instead of forcing them to log in with cable- or satellite-provider credentials.

Source: VentureBeat, Bloomberg

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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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