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The new Apple TV may feature universal search

The new Apple TV may feature universal search


The set-top box will reportedly be priced at $149

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As Apple's September 9th event approaches, more details are leaking out about the new Apple TV set-top box that is expected to be announced next week. In addition to the possibility of deep Siri integration, a new remote, and Bluetooth controller support, BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski is reporting that the new Apple TV will come with universal search, a long-awaited feature.

Universal search will let users search for a film or show once and get results from multiple services, which would be a drastic improvement over the current tedious search methods available on Apple TV. BuzzFeed also says users will be able to search — using Siri if you like — by actor and director as well. The technology behind the universal search comes from Matcha, a search and recommendation company Apple acquired back in 2013, according to the report.

So how much will this new Apple TV cost you? $149, according to BuzzFeed, confirming an earlier report from 9to5Mac. With Apple's event less than a week away, we'll soon find out everything Apple has planned as it attempts to take over the living room.