Apple's latest set-top box brings a few convenient and significant changes. The first noticeable difference is the design. It now has a light grey background instead of black, with transclucent overlays that make it look more like iOS. The new Apple TV includes a brand new remote with a touch pad to make it easier to swipe across the interface to quickly get to things. The remote can also be programmed to control the volume of your TV or receiver.
Another new feature of the Apple TV is Siri. This allows you to speak the name of the show or movie you'd like to watch, and Apple TV will search for it across multiple streaming services and show the result. You can also use Siri to get the latest weather information and check sports scores.
One of the biggest new features of the Apple TV is that it now supports apps from the App Store. This includes other streaming services (including TWiT) and games. The games offered on Apple TV are essentially the same games that can be found on iOS, but now they can support multiplayer with other people in the room.
The new Apple TV is also much faster with an A8 processor inside. One important thing to note is that it is only capable of 1080p HD -- there's still no 4K support. There are two versions of Apple TV available: The 32GB model is $149, and the 64GB model is $199.