What Is Apple TV Explained?


What Is Apple TV?

When Apple TV was introduced, there is a little bit confusion on what really this product is especially for those who are not geeky or tech savy. They’ve thought that it is an actual TV made by apple as the name implies, but actually it’s just a small device called media streamer loaded of cool features.

A media streamer is a device that you will need to plug into your TV or HDTV, allowing you to watch films, movie trailers, TV shows, home videos, photos and other media from either computers or devices on your home network, or the internet.

Apple TV is predominantly designed as a Video on Demand (VOD) streaming service where new content is streamed to the Apple TV box and the displayed on the TV. You can’t compare pay TV with VOD platforms, since they have different business models.

Getting started with Apple TV is easy, especially if you already have an iTunes account. After choosing a language and Wi-Fi connection you are asked to decide if want to allow Apple to get every details that you’re doing with your account or not. You can even sync your iTunes account, so all the media currently on your computer will now be available on your TV via Apple TV similar when you sync your iPad or iPhone with your PC.

It takes a minute or two to get started, depending on your connection, but once the stream has started there is no loading time mid-film. Apple TV makes sure a substantial buffer has been set up before beginning the movie.

Apple TV in conjunction with your iTunes account is designed to play digital content originating from the iTunes Store, Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe, MLB.tv, NBA League Pass, NHL GameCenter right on consumers’ HDTVs or you can have several other connections, depending upon what you want to view..

Most TV shows and movies are available for streaming within a day or two of coming out on DVD. iTunes does offer an ever increasing range of 1080p movies and TV Series available to rent for less than you’d pay from a DVD rental franchise like Blockbuster or Video Ezy. To rent a movie or TV show, simply make your selection. Renters have the option to watch the trailer via the preview button, rent the video in full HD, add it to a wish-list or check out the ‘More’ options. In More, renters can view the cast, director, producers and reviews of the movie in question. Combined with the preview option this makes for a much easier choice when choosing a film, as you can check out the films before making the decision to rent.

Unlike the first-generation Apple TV that had a hard drive that allowed downloading full shows onto the device, the second- and third-generation have no internal hard disk, so they can only play content over your network. It is also possible to purchase content directly from the Apple TV box when connected to iTunes.

In addition to that, by using wireless AirPlay, it is possible to stream music, photos, and videos from the consumers’ iOS devices directly to TVs via the Apple TV. Thus, Apple TV gives an access to almost endless entertainment.

What Is Apple TV?

When Apple TV was introduced, there is a little bit confusion on what really this product is especially for those who are not geeky or tech savy. They’ve thought that it is an actual TV made by apple as the name implies, but actually it’s just a small device called media streamer loaded of cool features.

A media streamer is a device that you will need to plug into your TV or HDTV, allowing you to watch films, movie trailers, TV shows, home videos, photos and other media from either computers or devices on your home network, or the internet.

Apple TV is predominantly designed as a Video on Demand (VOD) streaming service where new content is streamed to the Apple TV box and the displayed on the TV. You can’t compare pay TV with VOD platforms, since they have different business models.

Getting started with Apple TV is easy, especially if you already have an iTunes account. After choosing a language and Wi-Fi connection you are asked to decide if want to allow Apple to get every details that you’re doing with your account or not. You can even sync your iTunes account, so all the media currently on your computer will now be available on your TV via Apple TV similar when you sync your iPad or iPhone with your PC.

It takes a minute or two to get started, depending on your connection, but once the stream has started there is no loading time mid-film. Apple TV makes sure a substantial buffer has been set up before beginning the movie.

Apple TV in conjunction with your iTunes account is designed to play digital content originating from the iTunes Store, Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe, MLB.tv, NBA League Pass, NHL GameCenter right on consumers’ HDTVs or you can have several other connections, depending upon what you want to view..

Most TV shows and movies are available for streaming within a day or two of coming out on DVD. iTunes does offer an ever increasing range of 1080p movies and TV Series available to rent for less than you’d pay from a DVD rental franchise like Blockbuster or Video Ezy. To rent a movie or TV show, simply make your selection. Renters have the option to watch the trailer via the preview button, rent the video in full HD, add it to a wish-list or check out the ‘More’ options. In More, renters can view the cast, director, producers and reviews of the movie in question. Combined with the preview option this makes for a much easier choice when choosing a film, as you can check out the films before making the decision to rent.

Unlike the first-generation Apple TV that had a hard drive that allowed downloading full shows onto the device, the second- and third-generation have no internal hard disk, so they can only play content over your network. It is also possible to purchase content directly from the Apple TV box when connected to iTunes.

In addition to that, by using wireless AirPlay, it is possible to stream music, photos, and videos from the consumers’ iOS devices directly to TVs via the Apple TV. Thus, Apple TV gives an access to almost endless entertainment.

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