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Sotheby’s International Realty announces Apple TV app

Users can browse nearly 50,000 listings on their at-home big screens

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A family huddles around the living room big screen, anticipates the next property and argues over whether to go with the Spanish villa or converted barn. This isn't a House Hunters viewing party -- it's real life with the new Sotheby's International Realty (SIR) Apple TV app. The app, available with 4th generation Apple TV devices only, gives consumers the chance to browse nearly 50,000 properties represented by the SIR brand worldwide, giving new meaning to the phrase "couch surfing." SIR joins a growing list of real estate industry companies with Apple TV apps, including Zillow, Trulia, Homesnap, Zumper and ZipRealty, but it appears to be the first real estate franchisor to make this move. Users can search homes by city, state, country or lifestyle, either through entered text or Siri dictation, and immerse themselves in high-resolution photography and videography. “The Sotheby’s International Realty Apple TV app allows the process of finding a home to become a co...