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YouTube meets Apple TV

Posted on 31-May-2007 11:03 | Filed under: News


YouTube meets Apple TV
Apple is bringing the originally-created content from YouTube to the living room with Apple TV. Beginning in mid-June, Apple TV will wirelessly stream videos directly from YouTube and play them on a user's widescreen TV.

Apple TV integrates with iTunes to wirelessly play a user's favorite content from a PC or Mac on their widescreen TV, including movies, TV shows, music, photos and podcasts. Apple TV users can choose from over 500 movies and 350 TV shows in near DVD quality; over five million songs; 5,000 music videos; 100,000 podcasts; and 20,000 audiobooks from the iTunes Store.

Using Apple TV's interface and Apple Remote, viewers will be able to browse, find and watch free videos from YouTube in the comfort of their living room. YouTube members can also log-in to their YouTube accounts on Apple TV to view and save their favorite videos.

Thousands of the most current and popular YouTube videos will be available on Apple TV at launch in mid-June, with YouTube adding thousands more each week until the full YouTube catalog is available this fall.

Also announced was a new Apple TV build-to-order option with a 160GB hard drive. The new larger hard drive offers four times the storage for up to 200 hours of video, 36,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each.