Apple TV has been redesigned to be small in size but big on entertainment. Rent from a selection of the hottest HD films. And stream photos and music from your computer to your widescreen TV.
Apple TV, streamlined
Design. Apple TV, streamlined
Our most entertaining design yet
The sleek new Apple TV has been completely retuned for your entertainment. It's 80 per cent smaller than the previous generation - even with a built-in power supply. Which makes it perfect for sitting neatly on a widescreen TV stand or squeezing into a crowded media cabinet. Not only does the new Apple TV have an amazingly small footprint, it's also incredibly energy efficient. It stays cool without a fan, so it's never noisy. And when it's not filling your living room with drama, romance and comedy, it uses less power than a night light.
All streaming. No hassle
All streaming. No hassle
Everything you want to watch - films, TV programmes, photos and more - streams wirelessly to Apple TV. That way you don’t have to worry about managing storage or syncing to your iTunes library. HD film rentals play over the Internet to your widescreen TV, while music and photos stream from your computer. Either way, all you have to do is click and play. Since Apple TV features a powerful A4 processor, it streams everything effortlessly, without frozen screens or stutters. Video looks crisp and clear. And just like watching a DVD, you can fast-forward through opening credits, pause for a popcorn break or replay a hilarious scene until you memorise every line.
Get connected with Apple TV
Setting up Apple TV is about as simple as it gets. Just plug the power lead into the wall and connect Apple TV to your widescreen TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately). Since everything streams wirelessly to Apple TV, that’s all you need. Well, that and a comfy sofa.
HD Films. Instant film rentals--It puts the cinema in home cinema
No more waiting for DVDs or watching stale blockbusters on cable. With Apple TV, you get instant access to the hottest Hollywood titles and new releases. Popular films are never out of stock and you can rent as many as you want. That's perfect for those spontaneous film nights (or afternoons or mornings). Search by top films, title or genre. Read a quick film review and watch the trailer. Once you find what you're looking for, simply press Play, and in seconds, you're watching the opening credits with cinema-like Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.* SD rentals start from just £2.49, and HD rentals from £3.49. You have 30 days to start watching, and once you begin, you can watch as many times as you want in 48 hours. (*Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound is not available with all HD rentals.)
YouTube, MobileMe and Flickr. Tune in to web favourites--The Internet's most wanted. Now on your HDTV
Put down your mouse and grab a remote. In addition to films and TV programmes, Apple TV gives you access to some of your favourite Internet content - and makes it even more entertaining by giving it the film-star treatment on your HDTV. Browse and play YouTube videos, watch your favourite HD podcasts and listen to Internet radio through your home entertainment speakers. Apple TV even lets you access Flickr photos and MobileMe galleries. From the biggest screen in the house.
Photos, music and videos. Be VIP of your TV
Turn your TV into an HD photo album
With Apple TV, every megapixel of every photo looks amazing. Big, bold and in glorious HD: it's the treatment your digital life deserves. So instead of huddling around a computer screen, you and your friends can relive memories from a comfy spot in your living room. Or add some life to the party with a photo slideshow. Select an album, pick a slideshow theme and finish it off with a soundtrack featuring music from your iTunes library.
Your music. Your speakers. The perfect duet
You've got tons of music on your computer. But the best speakers in the house are part of your home cinema system. Apple TV connects them without missing a beat. Your iTunes music library streams directly to Apple TV. So you can sit back, choose a tune and enjoy the music.
Give your digital collection some airtime
Those films and TV programmes you bought on iTunes don't have to stay on your computer. For maximum entertainment, stream your digital collection over the air to your Apple TV. Just don’t forget to get the best place on the sofa.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. The perfect companions to Apple TV
Channel surf, tap and flick with the Remote app
Control Apple TV using your iPhone or iPod touch. Download the Remote app free from the App Store. And with a flick of your finger, you can rent new films and browse your media collection. Remote uses the same easy-to-use interface you already use to browse music and video on your Multi-Touch device. So straightaway, you know how to navigate. If you want to find something specific, use your device's QWERTY keyboard to quickly tap out the title instead of clicking letters on the Apple TV screen. Then keep tapping to play, fast-forward, rewind and pause to your finger's content.
If it's on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, it's on Apple TV**
You can already stream music and video from your computer to Apple TV. With AirPlay, you can stream music and video from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch too. So if you feel like watching a film you have on one of your devices, you don't need to rent or buy it again. Just tap to start playing content on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, then tap again to instantly stream whatever you're watching - or listening to - directly to Apple TV. (**AirPlay is coming soon and will be available on all iOS 4 devices.)
How it works:
- Start watching a film or TV programme on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
- Tap the AirPlay icon and choose Apple TV.
- Whatever you’re watching will instantly begin streaming to your widescreen TV.