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Apple TV is a digital media player and a microconsole developed and sold by Apple Inc. It is a small network appliance and entertainment device that can receive digital data from a number of sources and stream it to a capable television.

Apple TV
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4th generation Apple TV
Manufacturer Apple Inc.
Foxconn (under contract)
Pegatron (under contract)
Type Set-top box
Release date
  • 1st: January 9, 2007; 9 years ago (2007-01-09)
  • 2nd: September 1, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-09-01)
  • 3rd: March 7, 2012; 4 years ago (2012-03-07)
  • 3rd Rev A: January 28, 2013; 3 years ago (2013-01-28)
  • 4th: October 30, 2015; 13 months ago (2015-10-30)
Introductory price
  • US$299.00 (1st generation)
    US$99.00 (2nd & 3rd generation)
    US$149.00 (32 GB model) / US$199.00 (64 GB model) (Current Model/4th generation)
Operating system 1st: Apple TV software 3.0.2


2nd: Apple TV software 6.2.1


3rd and 3rd Rev A: Apple TV software 7.2.2


4th: tvOS 10.1
CPU
Memory
  • 1st and 2nd: 256 MB
  • 3rd and 3rd Rev A: 512 MB
  • 4th: 2 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage
  • 1st: 40 or 160 GB
  • 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd Rev A: 8 GB
  • 4th: 32 or 64 GB NAND Flash
Input
Connectivity
Online services
Apple announced on October 27, 2015, that the Apple TV 4 now has 8000 total apps, including 2000 games and 1600 video apps.
Dimensions
  • 1st:
  • 28 mm (1.1 in) (h)
  • 197 mm (7.8 in) (w)
  • 197 mm (7.8 in) (d)
  • 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd Rev A:
  • 23 mm (0.91 in) (h)
  • 98 mm (3.9 in) (w)
  • 98 mm (3.9 in) (d)
  • 4th:
  • 33 mm (1.3 in) (h)
  • 98 mm (3.9 in) (w)
  • 98 mm (3.9 in) (d)
Weight 1st: 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
2nd, 3rd, and 3rd Rev A: 0.6 lb (0.27 kg)
4th: 0.9 lb (0.41 kg)
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Apple TV (stylized as Apple logo black.svgtv) is a digital media player and a microconsole developed and sold by Apple Inc. It is a small network appliance and entertainment device that can receive digital data from a number of sources and stream it to a capable television.

Apple TV is an HDMI-compliant source device. To use it for viewing, it has to be connected to an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television via an HDMI cable. The device has no integrated controls and can only be controlled externally, either by an Apple Remote control device (with which it is shipped) using its infrared/bluetooth capability, by the Apple TV Remote app (downloadable from App Store) on iOS devices, such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple Watch, using its Wi-Fi capability, or by some third-party infrared remotes.

Its Wi-Fi capability is also used to receive digital content from various iOS apps using AirPlay or directly from the iTunes Store, which is then streamed to the TV. It also plays digital content from the iTunes Store, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Now TV (UK only), YouTube and Vevo, Showtime Anytime along with the TV Everywhere portals of several cable and broadcast networks, and the video subscription portals of three of the four major North American sports leagues: MLB.tv, NBA League Pass and NHL.tv. It plays content from any macOS or Windows computer running iTunes. Apple began to promote the Live Tune-In feature that allows the viewer to ask Siri to tune to live streams of CBS, ESPN, and Disney XD among others that support Live Tune-In.