Apple TV

home media receiver device made by Apple

Apple TV is a digital streaming device made by Apple Inc. Apple is a company that makes the iPhone, iPod, and iPad. There are 4 generations of the Apple TV. It can be used to stream content (for example, music, movies, TV shows, pictures etc.) from other Apple devices or iCloud to a TV.

Apple TV
2nd generation Apple TV
ManufacturerApple Inc.
TypeDigital media receiver
Release dateOctober 30, 2015 (current release)
January 9, 2007 (original release)
Introductory priceUSD $99
Online servicesiTunes Store, Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, MobileMe
Dimensions23 mm (0.91 in) (h)
98 mm (3.9 in) (w)
98 mm (3.9 in) (d)
WebsiteApple – Apple 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 21, 2007.[1]

On January 15, 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.[2]

Apple announced a new, smaller version of the Apple TV on September 1, 2010,[3] followed by an almost identical, but faster Apple TV on March 7, 2012.[4]

On September 9, 2015, at WWDC, Apple announced the 4th generation Apple TV. It features a new Siri remote, and an App Store, as part of TVOS 9.0.


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