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Column: Apple TV will become a video game console, sources say

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Last year, Google galvanized the media center market with its incredibly inexpensive Chromecast device, which turned users' TVs into connected sets for a mere $35. But whereas Mountain View raised the bar in 2013 for home entertainment in terms of price, ease, and streamlined UI, 2014 could prove to be Apple's year to shake up the industry with an update to its Apple TV line.

Sources indicate that Apple is planning to add gaming content to its set-top box, giving the Apple TV an added layer that many would consider long overdue. According to information gleaned by iLounge and 9to5Mac, the update will come in the first half of this year (iLounge predicts by March) and may coincide with the release of a new set-top device with a completely revamped operating system based on iOS.

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