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Apple working on Siri-enabled Remote app for Apple TV

Apple SVP Eddy Cue talking to John Paczkowski at BuzzFeed:

“We’re working on a new Apple TV remote app that will give you the full functionality of the Siri Remote on your iPhone,” Cue said. “We’re hoping to ship that in the first half of next year.”

An interesting choice. We’ve already got Siri on our iPhones, why build it specifically into an app, rather than integrating Apple TV search functionality into the systemwide Siri? (“Hey Siri, show me the latest episode of Arrow on my Apple TV.”) Maybe something’s gotten lost in translation here, but it seems a little bizarre.

[Get much more Apple TV-related stuff on our Apple TV page.]