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Apple TV gives you access to the best 1080p HD content � including blockbuster movies, your music and photos, and more � right on your widescreen TV. You can even play content from your iOS devices on your TV using AirPlay. Apple TV requires one HDMI cable (sold separately).
iTunes movies and TV shows in 1080pRent or buy from thousands of movies and buy from thousands of TV episodes in top-quality 1080p from the iTunes Store.
Wirelessly stream using AirPlayPlay content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on your HDTV.
Watch movies, play music, show off your videos and photos � even mirror what�s on your screen to enjoy games, web pages, and more. Store it in iCloud, Enjoy it on Apple TVMovies and TV shows you buy on Apple TV are stored in iCloud, which means you can also watch them on your iOS device or computer.
The music you buy on iTunes is accessible from Apple TV, too. Or subscribe to iTunes Match and play your entire music library. And with Photo Stream, you can view your most recent 1000 photos on your HDTV.Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Vimeo, and more Access your Netflix and Hulu Plus accounts directly from your HDTV.
Play videos you come across on YouTube and Vimeo. Browse your friends� Flickr photos. And stay current with Wall Street Journal Live.
See live MLB, NBA, and NHL games With your subscriptions to MLB.TV, NBA.com, and NHL Game Center, you�ll catch all the action from your favorite sports.
Stream from your Mac or PC to the big screen. Enjoy your photos, home videos, and music collection on your HDTV from your Mac or PC over Wi-Fi.
This is in fact the second unit of this type that I have had the opportunity to review and the Apple TV is by far the better unit if you wish to get on Netfix or access to movies from iTunes.
Set up is a breeze and even though I read the instruction I did not need to. The cost is only $109 and you are frugal you can get a much cheaper refurbished one through ebay or kajiji.
The unit comes in a small cube box with a manual and a power cord. You do need an HD cable to connect to your TV and of course you will need to connect the Apple Tv unit to your router for the internet access.
The unit will also let you plug in a Micro USB cable to connect other things such as hard drives.
I love this Apple TV and I guarantee you will too.