Apple TV / Mfr. No.: Md199ll/A
Even with the introduction of the newer Apple TV, this well-priced accessory is still a great value for your entertainment system.
Apple TV is a tiny entertainment powerhouse that plays the content you love from iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, and your favorite sports leagues on your widescreen TV. In up to 1080p HD. Just plug it in and discover a whole world of movies, TV shows, photos, music, and more. You're gonna need a better couch.
Movies, TV shows, music, photos, and more. All on your widescreen TV.
Apple TV gives you anytime access to endless entertainment. Thousands of HD movies and TV shows from iTunes... many in stunning 1080p... play through Apple TV on your HDTV, and music and photos stream from your computer. You just click and watch. With AirPlay, it's simple to play content from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch on your TV. And the Apple TV interface makes it easy to find whatever you're in the mood for.
Small. Powerful. Efficient.
Quiet, energy efficient, and so small it fits in the palm of your hand, Apple TV sits neatly on a TV stand or in a crowded media cabinet. When it's not filling your living room with drama, romance, and comedy, it uses less power than a night-light. And the included Apple Remote makes it easy to get to your favorite entertainment.
Setting up Apple TV takes almost no time at all. Just plug the power cord into the wall and connect Apple TV to your widescreen TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately). Since everything streams wirelessly to Apple TV using your Wi-Fi network, that's all you need. Except for the popcorn.
Give your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch some airtime.
With AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream content from your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to your widescreen TV via Apple TV. So if you want to watch a movie stored on one of your devices, you don't need to buy or rent it again to watch it on the best screen in the house. You can also stream home movies, photos, or videos from websites and AirPlay-enabled apps. And with AirPlay Mirroring, you can display the screen of your iPad or iPhone 4S on your HDTV. So when you tap, swipe, pinch, or play something, it shows up on the big screen... ideal for sharing entertainment with friends or showing off your gaming skills (or lack thereof).
AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what's on your iOS device to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. Or mirror exactly what's on your mobile display to the big screen. Vacation photos, blockbusters, the latest games... AirPlay and Apple TV put it all on your TV.
Store it in iCloud. Watch it on Apple TV.
With iCloud, you can buy movies and TV shows on Apple TV and watch them on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. And vice versa. iCloud also stores your photos and pushes them wirelessly to all your devices... including your HDTV via Apple TV. It's the easiest way to get instant access to your content, no matter which device you're using.
If you're an iTunes Match subscriber, you can access your entire music collection from iCloud... including songs you've imported from CDs... right from your Apple TV. Play your whole collection on Apple TV or any iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or computer for just $24.99 a year. iTunes Match has an amazing scan-and-match feature: All the songs in your iTunes library are scanned and then matched with those available on the iTunes Store. Matched songs are instantly added to iCloud with no uploading needed. Any remaining songs are automatically uploaded from your computer to iCloud.
Uploading all the photos from a summer vacation or a big event is as easy as doing nothing at all. With Photo Stream in iCloud, your most recent 1000 photos automatically appear on all your devices... including Apple TV... no matter which device you used to take the picture. No syncing. No sending. Your photos are just there on your HDTV. For you, and everyone, to enjoy.
Show off your photos, videos, and more on your HDTV.
You have friends over and you want to share great photos or the perfect party mix that's on your iPhone. Or you're in the middle of an epic action movie on your iPad that could use a little more screen. That's where AirPlay comes in. Just connect your device and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network, and the AirPlay icon automatically appears. Then tap the AirPlay icon in a specific app... Photos, Videos, Music, Safari, or any AirPlay-enabled app... and everything streams to your HDTV via your Apple TV. It's a simple way to play your stuff on the biggest screen and the best sound system in the house.
Turn what's on your iPhone or iPad into a widescreen experience.
AirPlay Mirroring lets you show exactly what's on your iPhone 4S or iPad screen to everyone in the room. Show web pages, games, photos, videos, spreadsheets, class material, and more on your HDTV via Apple TV. Zoom in and out and pause for applause. Rotate from portrait to landscape and your audience sees that, too. AirPlay does it all wirelessly, so you can work the room or sit comfortably among the crowd. If you see it, so can they.
Turn your iPhone or iPad into the ultimate controller.
Take control on your iPhone 4S or iPad while the action unfolds on your widescreen TV. Patrol the air while commanding the cockpit from your couch. Browse the latest in interior design ideas and save your favorites on your iPhone 4S or iPad. With AirPlay, your TV displays talents it never knew it had.
HD movies. Always the best seat in the house.
With Apple TV, you get instant access to buy or rent the hottest HD movies... many in 1080p and often available the same day they come out on DVD. That's perfect for spontaneous movie nights (or afternoons or mornings). Search by top movies, title, or genre. Can't decide? Read reviews, watch trailers, and check out Rotten Tomatoes ratings. Or let Genius make a recommendation based on movies you've watched before. Then pick a flick, press Play, and in seconds you're watching the opening credits in theater-like Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
HD TV shows. Make any time prime time.
Buy your favorite TV shows and watch them... without commercials... whenever you like. Watch a show the day after it airs, or camp out on your couch and catch up on past seasons with a marathon of back-to-back-to-back episodes. Apple TV keeps track of your favorite shows, so the next time you turn on your TV, you can quickly see which season you're watching and which episodes are new. Just choose shows with a few clicks of the Apple Remote.
Netflix streaming. Browse and play movie and TV favorites.
From classics to recent Hollywood blockbusters, Netflix on Apple TV lets you watch even more movies and TV shows in 1080p HD and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound when available. Apple TV organizes the huge catalog of streaming titles from Netflix so you can find what you want fast. Since Apple TV lets you access your Netflix account... and even subscribe to Netflix... directly from your HDTV, you can enjoy more of your favorite entertainment any time you want.
All the clips and pics you love.
Play all those funny or fascinating videos you come across on YouTube and Vimeo. Browse your friends' Flickr photos. Watch HD podcasts. And listen to Internet radio through your home speakers. Apple TV makes anything you find on the web hugely entertaining.
Watch from spring training to postseason.
Have an MLB.TV subscription? Watch games live and in HD on your TV. Or replay any regular season game on demand from the archives. Don't have a subscription? You can still get team schedules, real-time scores, stats, and standings... free.
Slam-dunk coverage of your favorite team.
Access your NBA.com subscription and see every dunk, free throw, and rebound live from your couch, or replay regular season games on demand. Nonsubscribers can access real-time scores, full-season stats, standings, and video highlights.
See every check and power play.
Subscribe to NHL GameCenter™ and watch live games in HD. Follow your favorite NHL teams and see their schedules, games, and stats. And don't worry if you miss a game... you can replay it anytime you want.
Breaking business and financial news.
Stay current on late-breaking business, international, and financial news with Wall Street Journal Live. Hear expert insight on the market and the economy and how it affects your finances and investments. Don't have a lot of time? Watch summaries of leading and breaking news stories... 24 hours a day.
Size and Weight
- Height: 0.9 inch (23 mm)
- Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
- Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
- Weight: 0.6 pound
In the Box
- Apple TV
- Apple Remote
- Power cord
- Apple single-core A5 chip
- Wi-Fi (802.11a, b, g, or n) wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, g, or n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network
- iTunes Store account for buying or renting movies and buying TV shows
- Netflix account for streaming Netflix content
- For streaming media from a Mac or PC: iTunes 10.6 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing
- MLB.TV subscription required to watch live and archived games
- NBA.com League Pass Broadband subscription required to watch live and archived games
- NHL GameCenter Live subscription required to watch live and archived games
Ports and Interfaces
- Optical audio
- 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
- Built-in IR receiver
- Micro-USB (for service and support)
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
- Operating temperature: 32 deg. to 95 deg. F (0 deg. to 35 deg. C)
- Storage temperature: -4 deg. to 113 deg. F (-20 deg. to 45 deg. C)
- Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
- Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)
- Built-in 6-watt universal power supply
- H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
- HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
- JPEG, GIF, TIFF
- Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz, including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse