While games are expected to be a marquee feature of the next-generation Apple TV, other apps will also be making their way to the new device. According to a new report from TechCrunch, Periscope is indeed creating an app for the set-top box.
The new box is widely expected to be unveiled at Apple’s special media event tomorrow in San Francisco along with the “iPhone 6s” and the long-rumored “iPad Pro.”
Periscope, which is owned by Twitter, allows users to live stream video from their handset. Currently, video can be viewed via an iPhone app or on the Web.
Bringing the content to the larger screen of your television is a natural fit and definitely makes a lot of sense. Back in August, Periscope announced that more than 10 million people have signed up for the service and that viewers were watching more than 40 years of live video every day.
TechCrunch says that the app could possibly be previewed at the special event to show developers what is possible with a new SDK designed for the device.
Here’s what we know
Along with a universal search capability, Siri support will also be another major draw of the new Apple TV.
The device will allow users to download games and other apps directly from the App Store. And the games can be played with the revamped remote control. Thanks to Bluetooth technology, included motion sensors will allow gamers to do things like use the remote as a steering wheel for racing games.
Along with support for Bluetooth 4.2 technology, the box will also feature 802.11ac networking for the fastest possible connection.
It will reportedly retail for $149 and be available sometime in October.
Make sure to keep it here at AppAdvice tomorrow as we will be providing comprehensive live coverage of the event.