2nd generation Apple TV
|Type||Digital media receiver|
|Release date||September 1, 2010 (current release)
January 9, 2007 (original release)
|Online services||iTunes Store, Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe|
|Dimensions||23 mm (0.91 in) (h)
98 mm (3.9 in) (w)
98 mm (3.9 in) (d)
|Website||Apple – Apple TV|
Apple TV is a digital streaming device made by Apple. Apple is a company that makes the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. There are 3 generations of the Apple TV. It can be used to stream content (i.e: music, movies, TV shows, pictures etc.) from other Apple devices or iCloud to a TV.
Apple TV' was first announced on September 12, 2006 under the name "iTV", however the name was changed before the final release because a UK television company named ITV threatened to sue Apple if they used the name. Sales of Apple TV started on March 21st 2007.
On January 15th 2008, Apple announced they would release a free update to the Apple TV, allowing people to download media from the iTunes Store without having to connect their Apple TV to their computer.