Apple TV, Apple’s official hobby, is decent, but not great. Google’s new Chromecast is cheap at $35, but doesn’t compare well to an Apple TV. Jonny Evans knows how Apple will reinvent TV. In a nutshell.
You’ll be able to plug your Apple television into your choice of cable provider, and you’ll be able to access the services you pay for. You’ll do so through an Apple-designed user interface, including apps and gesture, and Siri remote control support. You’ll be able to download apps that give your devices access to at least some of the content you’re already paying your cable provider for, and you’ll be able to add some international channels to your experience by subscribing to them via the App Store (and your cable co will probably get a slice of that income). You’ll be able to skip ads on what you’re watching for a fee…and you’ll be able to rent iTunes Movies in UltraHD (a lovely high-resolution format) for display on your shiny new screen.