There are many rumors swirling that Apple is poised to announce their 3rd generation TV box at the next World Wide Developers Conference in June. The big news is that finally Apple TV will get its own app store, giving users more options to install streaming services such as Twitch and who knows what else.
Apple is expected to announce its next-generation Apple TV alongside a full-fledged streaming TV service at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The new A8-based set-top box will reportedly feature both an App Store and Siri, in addition to a redesigned remote control and significantly higher internal storage than the current 8GB model.
A fully featured App Store is just what Apple needs in order to gain further traction in the television market. The big question is, what kind of content will it include? Will it go the Amazon Fire TV route and offer games that people can play on their television and use their iPhone or iPad as a game controller? Will it just have streaming services, such as the recently announced HBO Now? Or, will go the Chromecast route and have dedicated apps that are developed exclusively for the platform? Would you read digital magazines and newspapers from a PressReader App or maybe borrow an e-book from the library with an Overdrive app?
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