Apple TV

All things entertaining.

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Apple TV gives you access to the best 1080p HD content — including blockbuster movies, hit TV shows, live sports, your music, photos, videos, and more — right on your high-definition TV. You can even play content from your iOS device or Mac on your TV using AirPlay. Apple TV requires an HDMI cable (sold separately).

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Overview

Product overview.

All things entertaining.

Apple TV gives you access to the best content — blockbuster movies, TV shows, sports, your music and photos, and more — right on your HDTV.1 You can even play content from your iOS device or Mac on your TV wirelessly using AirPlay.2

Hit movies and TV shows on demand.

Buy or rent thousands of movies and TV shows from iTunes, many including iTunes Extras. Or stream the latest hits and original programming from Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO, Disney Channel, ABC, and more.

Live sports, news, and weather.

You’ll have plenty to cheer about with live games and highlights from the biggest names in sports, including ESPN, MLB, NBA, and NHL. And keep up on world events with live news and weather from ABC News, Sky News, CNBC, Bloomberg, and more.

Your photos and videos.

With My Photo Stream, your most recent photos and videos automatically appear on your Apple TV. And thanks to iMovie Theater, the projects you’ve made in iMovie are ready for viewing on the big screen.

Family Sharing.

Up to six family members can now watch each other’s iTunes movie and TV show purchases — without sharing accounts. And with Ask to Buy, parents can require kids to ask permission before making new purchases.6

iTunes Radio.

iTunes Radio is free streaming radio with the best selection of music — like DJ-curated and genre-specific radio stations.3

AirPlay.

AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your Mac or iOS device to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. Or mirror exactly what’s on your device’s display to the big screen. Peer-to-peer AirPlay lets visitors to your home or office quickly and easily connect their Mac or iOS device to your Apple TV without gaining passwords and connecting to the Wi-Fi network.4

iCloud.

With iCloud, you can buy movies and TV shows on Apple TV and watch them on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. And vice versa. iCloud also stores your photos and videos, pushing them wirelessly to all your devices — including your HDTV via Apple TV.5

Quick and easy setup.

Just plug in the power cord and connect Apple TV to your HDTV with a single HDMI cable (sold separately). If you have an iPhone or iPad, hold it near Apple TV, and Apple TV will learn about your home network and receive your iTunes account settings automatically.7

Included content providers.

  • Beats
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • HBO Now
  • HBO Go
  • Showtime Anytime
  • YouTube
  • Watch ABC
  • FOX NOW
  • Watch ESPN
  • MLB.TV
  • NFL Now
  • NBA
  • NHL Game Center
  • NBC Sports
  • CBS Sports
  • FX NOW
  • USA Now
  • A&E
  • History
  • Lifetime
  • FYI
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • PBS Kids
  • PBS
  • Smithsonian Channel
  • National Geo TV
  • TED
  • CNNgo
  • ABC News
  • CBS News
  • CNBC
  • Bloomberg
  • Sky News
  • WSJ Live
  • MLS
  • ACC
  • Tennis Channel
  • Red Bull TV
  • 120 Sports
  • WWE
  • UFC
  • Willow
  • Feelin'
  • Crackle
  • Yahoo Screen
  • Dailymotion
  • Vevo
  • Tastemade
  • Young Hollywood
  • The Weather Channel
  • AOL On
  • Fusion
  • The Scene
  • Qello
  • Vimeo
  • Flickr
  • Crunchyroll
  • KOR TV

What’s included.

In the box

  • Apple TV
  • Apple Remote
  • Power cord
  • Printed documentation

What you need.

Requirements

  • iTunes Store account
    Download iTunes
  • Broadband Internet connection
    (fees may apply)
  • Services are not available in all countries
    and are subject to change

Accessories for your Apple TV.

The Apple Online Store offers a handpicked collection of the best accessories — all guaranteed to work with your Apple TV.


Shop for accessories

Buy your Apple TV with complete confidence.

Technical Support and the Apple TV Warranty

Every Apple TV comes with complimentary telephone technical support within 90 days of your Apple TV purchase. In addition, your Apple TV and all included accessories are covered against defects for one year from the original purchase date by a limited hardware warranty.

Genius Bar — Available at every Apple Retail Store, it’s the place for free advice, insight, and friendly, hands-on technical support for your Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. Make a reservation ahead of time to guarantee your spot. Learn about the Genius Bar and the Apple Retail Store

AppleCare Protection Plan

Extend your technical support and hardware coverage for two years from the original purchase date of your Apple TV with the AppleCare Protection Plan. You get direct access to Apple's own experts for questions and advice about using your Apple TV. And you get global repair or replacement service — including parts and labor — on your Apple TV and included accessories. (For further details, read terms and conditions.)

Just $29.00 — Simply add the AppleCare Protection Plan to your shopping cart after you select your Apple TV.
Learn about the AppleCare Protection Plan

Extend your coverage to two years of service and expert telephone technical support

Complimentary: 1 year parts and labor and 90 days phone support. Additional coverage with Apple Care protection plan: 2 years parts and labor and 2 years phone support.

Available on iTunes. Title availability is subject to change.

  1. Subscription may be required to access some content.
  2. AirPlay requires an iOS device running iOS 4.3 or later, a Mac device running iTunes 10.2 or later, or an Apple TV second-generation or later. Some features require the latest software.
  3. iTunes Radio is available only in the U.S. and Australia.
  4. Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires a Mac device (2012 or later) running OS X 10.10 or an iOS device (2012 or later) running iOS 8 and an Apple TV third-generation rev A (model A1469) running Apple TV software 7.0.
  5. iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3GS or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad, or iPad mini; a Mac computer with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts, and calendars). Some features require iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.
  6. Family Sharing requires a personal Apple ID signed in to iCloud and iTunes. Music, movies, TV shows, and books can be downloaded on up to 10 devices per account, five of which can be computers. iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite are required to set up or join a Family Sharing group and are recommended for full functionality. Not all content is eligible for Family Sharing. Content can be hidden by family members; hidden content is not available for download. Content downloaded from family members or acquired via redemption codes is not subject to Ask to Buy.
  7. Requires iOS 7 on iPhone 4s or later, iPod touch (5th generation or later), iPad (3rd generation or later), or iPad mini.

Tech Specs

Size and Weight
  • Height: 0.9 inch (23 mm)
  • Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Weight: 0.6 pound1
In the Box
  • Apple TV
  • Apple Remote
  • Power cord
  • Documentation
Processor
  • Apple single-core A5 chip
System Requirements
  • HDMI cable (sold separately).
  • High-definition TV with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p.
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a, b, g, or n) wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, g, or n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network.
  • iTunes Store account for buying or renting movies, buying TV shows, and buying music.
  • iCloud account for viewing photos and videos from iCloud photo stream and movies in iMovie Theater.
  • For streaming media from a Mac or PC: iTunes 10.6 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing.
  • Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires a Mac (2012 or later) with OS X Yosemite or an iOS device (2012 or later) with iOS 8 and works with Apple TV (model A1469) running Apple TV software 7.0.
  • Subscription may be required to access some content.
Ports and Interfaces
  • HDMI2
  • Optical audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Built-in IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)
Wireless
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth support for Apple Wireless Keyboard (requires Apple TV software version 5.2 or later)
Environmental Requirements
  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)
Power
  • Built-in 6-watt universal power supply
Video Formats
  • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Audio Formats Supported
  • HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
Photo Formats
  • JPEG, GIF, TIFF
TV Compatibility
  • Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz,2 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse

Apple TV and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more (Apple and the Environment)

Apple TV is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Brominated flame retardant-free
  • PVC-free
  • Meets ENERGY STAR 3.0 requirements for set-top boxes

Apple and the Environment

Learn more (Apple and the Environment) about Apple’s dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Apple Product Environmental Reports (Environmental Status Report) detail the environmental attributes of our products.

Recycling

Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more (Recycling) about how to recycle your Apple products.

iTunes Movies and TV Shows3

  Resolution Audio Price
HD Movie

1920 x 1080 (maximum)

Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles)

Rentals from $3.99
Purchase prices vary.4

SD Movie

720 x 480 anamorphic (maximum)

Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles)

Rentals from $2.99
Purchase prices vary.4

HD TV Show

1920 x 1080 (maximum)

Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles)

$2.99 per episode5

SD TV Show

720 x 480 anamorphic (maximum)

Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles)

$1.99 per episode5

  1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. Requires HDCP when playing protected content.
  3. A sustained 8-Mbit/s or faster Internet connection is recommended for viewing 1080p high-definition movies and TV shows, 6-Mbit/s or faster for viewing 720p content, and 2.5-Mbit/s or faster for standard-definition content. Internet connection speeds may vary depending on your ISP and other factors.
  4. Not all movies are available for purchase.
  5. Prices vary.

Services are not available in all countries and are subject to change.

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