According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has started meeting with top media execs at several large companies to talk about what it sees as the future for television – a Siri-powered television.
The television is expected to work very similar to Apple’s set-top box, allowing owners to stream movies and television programs. Unlike the set-top box, however, the technology with be built directly into the television rather than connected externally.
In one of the meetings about the television Apple reportedly talked of a TV that can be controlled using motion controls (like a Kinect) and voice (Siri) rather than a traditional remote control. Apple has also reportedly mentioned in the meetings allowing users to start walking a program on one device such as the television, and then pick up where they left off on something else like an iPad or iPhone.
The idea of an Apple-branded television is a rumor we’ve seen pop up quite a bit lately. What do you think? Do you think we’ll see an Apple-branded HDTV? What sorts of features would you like to see in an Apple television if one is released?