Apple TV is a small box that packs a big punch. Place it on top of your television set and enjoy a variety of forms of entertainment, including the playback of streaming media when you purchase movies, shows and other programmes online.
Apple TV is often available on a pay-per-view subscriptions basis, or access roaming services from your cable broadcaster and other media companies. Choose this innovative technology to have a comprehensive array of channels at your fingertips.
The Apple TV can be used to play films, video, audio and photo slideshows on TVs (with HDMI ports), wirelessly over Wi-Fi. As of the 3rd Generation Apple TV, this includes content from the iTunes Store, Netflix and YouTube, though of course you still need to pay for the content where necessary.
The Apple TV 1st Generation was released in March 2007 and was followed by an upgraded 2nd Generation model in September 2010, a 3rd Generation in March 2012 and a 3rd Generation 'Rev A' version, designed to be less modifiable by users, in January 2013.Unlike competitors such as Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, and Chromecast the Apple TV is designed to tightly integrate the Apple Airplay enabled devices such as iPhones and iPads. This makes for ease of use but means that as of April 2014 some file types e.g. WMV, AVI and DivX can?t be played without 3rd party software.
Often 1st and 2nd Generation Apple TVs are modified ?jailbroken? in ways unintended by Apple to add additional functionality, though this is likely to void the product?s warranty.