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The Apple TV will finally getting a refresh this week, but it won’t just be focused on streaming programs to your television anymore. Reportedly, the new Apple TV will tout gaming as one of its must-have features. 

Reports the New York Times:

Apple is expected to make games a primary selling point of its new Apple TV product, which is scheduled to be announced on Wednesday in San Francisco, according to people briefed on Apple’s plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

This is a big change from Apple’s previous versions of Apple TV, a device shaped like a hockey puck that for the first eight years of its existence has mainly been used to stream videos and music.

It’s tough to know how compelling the games on Apple TV will be until the company reveals the system this week. Yet many of the components necessary for a satisfying game experience will come with the device, the people say — including more power for better graphics, a new remote that could double as a controller and, perhaps most important, an app store to buy and download games.

Will the Apple TV make you curve your Playstation 4 or XBox One, though?

We’ll see on Wednesday when the new Apple TV is set to be revealed.

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