Apple TV

Apple TV puts your iTunes library — movies, TV shows, music, and podcasts — plus movie trailers from on your TV. And your digital photos from iPhoto on a Mac or Adobe Photoshop Elements or Adobe Album on a Windows PC appear in high definition, so you can put on a stunning big-screen slideshow.

Processor and storage

  • Intel processor


  • 40GB hard drive2 for storing content locally
  • Up to 50 hours of movies and TV shows3
  • Up to 9,000 songs
  • Up to 25,000 pictures

Video formats supported

  • H.264 and protected H.264 (from iTunes Store): Up to 5 Mbps, Progressive Main Profile (CAVLC) with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 1280 by 720 pixels at 24 fps, 960 by 540 pixels at 30 fps)
  • iTunes Store purchased video: 320 by 240 pixels or 640 by 480 pixels
  • MPEG-4: Up to 3 Mbps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps (maximum resolution: 720 by 432 pixels at 30 fps)

Audio formats supported

  • AAC (16 to 320 Kbps); protected AAC (from iTunes Store); MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps); MP3 VBR; Apple Lossless; AIFF; WAV

Photos formats supported


TV compatibility

  • Enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz


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2 Responses

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  2. VJ says:

    Currently appleTV will have limited functionality coz 5MBps connection is not that common in US..may be an year or 2 for this to get fully functional

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