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Apple's "Hey Siri" event live blog

    Powerful hardware, modern operating system, new user experience, developer tools, and an App Store. These are requirements Cook ticks off.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 5:57:41 PM

    Benefits of new Apple TV

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 5:57:54 PM
    "We've been working really hard -- and really long -- to bring all of these together."
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 5:57:58 PM
    Shows off the new Apple TV.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 5:58:07 PM
    New remote shown in demo video.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 5:58:30 PM

    Apple TV demonstration

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 5:58:42 PM
    Seems to have a little iPhone-like touch screen built in.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 5:59:05 PM

    New Apple TV

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 5:59:11 PM
    Voice and touch controls work terribly on my Samsung TV. Bet Apple does it better.
    Hiawatha Bray 9/9/2015 5:59:30 PM

    Eddy Cue is introducing Apple TV.

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:00:04 PM

    Image of the new remote.

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:00:27 PM
    "Show me funny TV shows." That indicates that the speech system understands casual speech. Doesn't require using "exactly the right words."
    Hiawatha Bray 9/9/2015 6:00:32 PM
    Eddy Cue up on stage.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:00:36 PM
    Remote has a Siri button, as well as a touch screen.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:00:48 PM

    Siri is connected with Apple TV.

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:00:58 PM
    Searches across multiple content apps. That's good. Xbox One has had that for awhile.
    Hiawatha Bray 9/9/2015 6:01:01 PM
    Cue wearing a snazzy red shirt, untucked as always.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:01:29 PM
    Siri will search iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:01:48 PM
    Waiting to see if it interacts with cable or broadcast TV services...
    Hiawatha Bray 9/9/2015 6:02:59 PM

    Revealing more features of Apple TV.

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:03:26 PM
    Swiping across touch screen to browse Apple TV, or use Siri voice search.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:04:05 PM
    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:04:51 PM
    Tell Siri you missed what was just said, Siri will go back and temporarily turn on captions.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:05:34 PM
    Using Siri to filter down search on cast, date, age rating.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:06:12 PM

    Paddington on Apple TV

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:06:58 PM
    You can ask ordinary Siri-type questions while watching tv, and see answers at the bottom of the screen.
    Hiawatha Bray 9/9/2015 6:07:11 PM

    "In the moment info" can show up on the bottom of the screen.

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:07:33 PM
    Can also ask Siri unrelated questions like Red Sox scores, weather. Info shows at bottom of screen, can swipe up for full screen, more info.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:07:55 PM
    To switch apps, can just ask Siri to "open music."
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:08:13 PM

    Eddy Cue is back.

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:08:59 PM
    Existing content on Apple TV is there, plus improved Apple Music.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:09:13 PM
    New operating system for TV -- tvOS.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:09:39 PM
    Guitar Hero for Apple TV...hmmm...will Harmonix join them?
    Hiawatha Bray 9/9/2015 6:10:01 PM
    Gave some developers access to the OS, to develop their own apps. HBO, Hulu, "Galaxy on Fire" game.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:10:27 PM
    New Guitar Hero coming to Apple TV.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:10:46 PM

    One of the apps on the new Apple TV.

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:11:11 PM
    Airbnb, Zillow also coming to Apple TV.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:11:14 PM

    Andrew Sum of Hipster Whale on stage now.

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:11:44 PM
    Crossy Road? iOS game coming to TV. Looks like Frogger.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:12:30 PM

    Crossy Road demonstration.

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:13:13 PM
    Never played this Crossy Road game. Looks like fun...
    Hiawatha Bray 9/9/2015 6:13:15 PM
    You can use iPhone or iPad to control your character in the game, which involves trying to dodge cars, trains, and barges as you cross various modes of transportation.
    Bennie DiNardo 9/9/2015 6:13:39 PM
    And there's Harmonix
    Hiawatha Bray 9/9/2015 6:13:48 PM

    Jon Carter, Harmonix

    jessica.geller 9/9/2015 6:14:49 PM
    "harmonix games lets everyone interact with music, regardless of your musical background."
    Hiawatha Bray 9/9/2015 6:14:55 PM
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