Report: Subsequent Apple TV is perhaps an Amazon Echo competitor
It appears Apple is lastly gearing as much as make Siri helpful. Following a report from earlier this week about Apple creating a sensible Bluetooth speaker just like the Amazon Echo, now VentureBeat is reporting that the subsequent Apple TV might even have the Echo in its sights. “They need Apple TV to be simply the hub of every thing,” a supply informed the location. Siri was an enormous a part of the current Apple TV, however it additionally requires holding down a button on the distant. The subsequent Apple TV will supposedly be redesigned to incorporate a speaker and microphone of its personal, so you possibly can conceivably simply shout instructions with out hitting any buttons.
That very same supply says Apple has additionally given up on the thought of constructing a Bluetooth speaker to concentrate on its subsequent set-prime field, and it is also thought-about upgrading the present Apple TV with extra Siri smarts. I would not rely out an Apple speaker simply but — it makes loads of sense for it to dive into that burgeoning market, and it might additionally co-exist with a brand new Apple TV. A speaker may be a simple method to deliver Siri into your bed room (ahem) with out having an Apple TV close by.
All of those rumors might have some fact to them. The most probably state of affairs is that Apple is working onerous to convey expanded Siri capabilities to all of its units, identical to Google is planning on doing with its Assistant. Since most individuals will possible find yourself counting on just one digital assistant, it is necessary for Apple to be simply as ubiquitous because the competitors.