The New Apple TV

Posted on September 1, 2010


The New Apple TV

Apple has revealed its streaming-only new Apple TV, successor to the oft-maligned original. And it’s just 1/4 the size of the old one. The new version will pack built-in power supply, HDMI, ethernet, and 802.11n wireless, priced down to $99.

The New Apple TV

The new Apple TV will stream rental movies directly from iTunes, or beam videos from your own computer, bypassing local storage—and the possibility of buying anything. Some local storage will be available, however, to buffer and navigate streamed movies while viewing.

The New Apple TV

Content-wise, Apple is now offering $0.99 rentals from ABC and Fox, as well as (and more excitingly) full Netflix streaming support. First-run movies will be available in HD for $4.99 the same day they’re released on DVD.

The New Apple TV

Visually, there doesn’t appear to be much of a change here—the UI is mostly the same, though the integration of Rotten Tomatoes scores are a neat inclusion, and might help avoid ruining your evening with a sour rental.

By Sam Biddle

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