Next-Generation Apple TV Said to Launch in October for $149 or $199

Apple's fourth-generation Apple TV will be released in October with a starting price of $149 or $199, according to 9to5Mac. The report claims that Apple will also continue selling the third-generation Apple TV for $69 as an entry-level device, although the set-top box is not expected to have support for an App Store or Siri.

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The report adds that Apple's much-rumored streaming TV service will be available "as soon as next year" through a software update for both the third-generation and fourth-generation Apple TV. The web-based TV service is expected to deliver a lightweight package of about 25 channels for around $40 per month.

The new Apple TV is rumored to feature a dual-core A8 processor, an App Store with a native SDK for developers, Siri voice control, HomeKit integration, a new user interface and a redesigned remote control with motion sensors, a touchpad on the top, physical buttons on the bottom and a microphone.

Apple is expected to announce the new Apple TV at its September 9th media event.

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Top Rated Comments

StoneJack Avatar
116 months ago
The old Apple TV 3 should go for 20 dollars or less. It's pretty useless these days
It works very well. Youtube, HBO, Netflix, runs everything I need.
Plus with Beamer it streams all movies files (including mkv) to TV from my Mac.
Score: 40 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nfl46 Avatar
116 months ago
$149 to $199 is reasonable. I'm not sure why people are complaining when the Apple TV was $99 for a long time...and from the looks of it, the ATV4 is going to bring way more functionality.
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peterdevries Avatar
116 months ago
The price point is not really surprising if it has storage, apps and a more capable controller. Quite excited for this (more so than for the Apple Watch tbh).
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ButteryScrollin Avatar
116 months ago
Who would buy a device released almost three years ago that will surely lose support next year?
"The report adds that Apple's much-rumored streaming TV service ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/03/16/apple-online-tv-service-wsj/') will be available "as soon as next year" through a software update for both the third-generation and fourth-generation Apple TV."

If they're releasing the streaming service next year, and it supports ATV3, why would it lose support next year?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
peterdevries Avatar
116 months ago
Not everybody has a SmartTV.
I have one of the newest Smart TVs and am stunned at how mind-numbingly dumb the thing is.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
talonlzr Avatar
116 months ago
I just want a native plex client and I'm good. $149 is okay if it can do casual livingroom gaming as well :)
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)