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The Apple TV is now available for preorder

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Apple announced its long-awaited overhaul of the Apple TV last month, and the new-and-improved streaming box is now available to preorder. The 32GB version costs $149 while the 64GB model sells for $199, with orders expected to ship by the end of this week.

"The future of television is apps."

The updated Apple TV is more powerful than its predecessor and offers a revamped app store featuring content from Apple and third-party developers. "It's the golden age of television," said Apple CEO Tim Cook during the device's unveiling last month. "Our vision for TV is simple and perhaps a little provocative. We believe the future of television is apps."

As well as this new focus on apps, the fourth-generation Apple TV comes with a redesigned remote control and support for Bluetooth controllers. Voice commands are now central to the viewing experience, with users able to speak to Siri to search for content from multiple streaming services, as well as control playback and ask for suggestions of new shows to watch.

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