Have you ever watched a show and said, “Wait, what did that character say?”
With the new Apple TV, which hits stores Friday, you can simply say that to your TV and Siri will automatically rewind 15 seconds to help you out.
It will also temporarily turn on closed captions for that clip, making sure you catch the line the second time around.
Here’s what it looks like.
I am not hard of hearing, but I sometimes use closed captions when I watch movies and TV shows on Netflix, Hulu, and HBO. I can have a hard time understanding dialogue, and turning on closed captions is easier than pausing and rewinding whatever I’m watching. But watching with text on the bottom of the screen can also take away from whatever you’re watching, as you’re focusing on reading rather than looking and listening.
This new feature from Apple could give people the best of both worlds—allowing them to watch without closed captions while making it really easy for them to turn on text when they need it.
And this isn’t the only new feature in the revamped Apple TV.
The product has a redesigned remote control that not only has a touch pad so you can swipe, but also has motion controls so you can use it as a game pad.
It also has universal search, so you can search for actors, directors, and genres of movies and TV shows across multiple apps like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO, to name a few. It also has an App Store, as the iPhone and iPad do. And it has robust voice controls thanks to its integration with Siri.