Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Apple Unveils New Version of Apple TV

     Apple TV has been around since 2007 but has never caught on with the public.  It's a pretty cool device.  You can sync it with your PC so that it will stream anything you have on your Itunes to your television.  This includes all of your music and videos on your itunes.  The downside it that it does not record like DVR's or Tivo.  Apple today unveiled a smaller more compact and cheaper version Apple TV that will retail for $99 bucks.  The tiny new Apple TV system announced Wednesday will only let people rent, not buy, content. For first-run high-definition movies the day they come out on DVD, people will have to pay $4.99. High-definition TV show rentals will be 99 cents.
     The new Apple TV, which will be available within a month, will give people access to the high-definition version of top movies, though Apple CEO Steve Jobs didn't say which movie studios have agreed to include their titles for streaming. Television episodes also be available, including such hits as "The Simpsons" and "Glee."
People who watch content from Netflix Inc. streamed over the Internet can also access their "instant" queue through Apple TV. (source:

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