Posted on 23-Mar-2007 09:40
| Filed under: News
Apple is now shipping Apple TV, an easy to use device that wirelessly play iTunes content from a PC or Mac on a widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts. With Apple TV�s new interface, people can browse and view their entire collection of digital media from across the room using the simple Apple Remote.
The company says Apple TV is like a DVD player for the Internet age. The device wirelessly connects to a home network through the new WiFi 802.11n.
The seamless integration of Apple TV and iTunes lets users choose from over 400 movies and 350 TV shows in near DVD quality; over four million songs; 5,000 music videos; 100,000 podcasts; and 20,000 audiobooks from the iTunes Store.
Apple TV has a 40GB hard drive to store up to 50 hours of video, 9,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each and is capable of delivering high-definition 720p output. It comes standard with HDMI, component video, analog and optical audio ports. Using high-speed AirPort 802.11 wireless networking, Apple TV can auto-sync content from one computer or stream content from up to five additional computers.
Pricing & Availability Apple TV, which includes the Apple Remote, will be available beginning this week from the Apple Store, Apple�s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of US$299.
Apple TV requires iTunes 7.1 or later running on a Mac with Mac OS� X version 10.3.9 or later, or a Windows PC with Windows XP Home/Professional (SP2).