Apple TV first launched in September 2005 it is primarily known as iTV. Later Apple Inc. has released a series of Apple TV with a few improvements. Recently, fourth generation Apple TV has made its official debut on October 26 2015 with some modifications. The most awaited BBC iPlayer has made its way through this Apple TV.
First Generation Apple TV (iTV):
- Contains 40GB or 160GB internal hard disk for storing data
- Helps in wireless streaming of iTunes content
- Operates on either Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher version or Windows XP Home or Professional
Second Generation Apple TV:
- Released in September 2010 with 8GB flash storage and iOS
- It also supports wireless streaming of iTunes content and videos from your system with the help of AirPlay
- 720p video is supported by this Apple TV
Third Generation Apple TV:
- In March 2012, Apple has released the 3rd version of Apple TV
- 1080p video is supported by this Apple TV
- Wireless streaming is supported by iPhone, iPad and Mac devices
- Similar to other generation even this incorporates HDMI connectivity
Key Features of Fourth Generation:
The all-new Apple TV comes with a sleek interface and new operating system to provide complete new experience to its user.
- The operating system available in Apple TV is tvOS 9.1.
- Access movies, TV shows, live sports, your music and photos, and more on your widescreen TV, in up to 1080p HD through iCloud
- Offers A8 processors and 32 to 64 GB internal storage
- Siri helps to search your favorite movies, shows, games, etc., by voice command
- It supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi and also helps to play content from your Mac, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using AirPlay2
- Single HDMI cable to connect with your TV and 2GB RAM
- Redesigned remote with motion-sensing capabilities, touchpad and buttons for volume, menu, home and Siri
Cost for Forth Generation Apple TV:
It comes in two versions, i.e. 36GB model and 64GB model and also provided with Siri Remote.
- Cost of 36GB model is- $129
- Cost of 64GB model is-$169
If additional remote is needed then you have to pay $65.
Now, Apple is preparing to introduce fifth generation TV with an improved hardware performance. One can buy Apple TV from Apple high street store, the Apple website, as well as from, other sites.