Apple posts Apple TV Guided Tour video

Apple has posted the Apple TV Guided Tour video on the company’s website.

Within two weeks, Apple TV’s software update will allow movie fans to rent movies on the iTunes Store directly from their widescreen TV. With iTunes Movie Rentals and Apple TV, users can just click a button on their remote to effortlessly rent movies from a catalog of over 1,000 titles by the end of February, including over 100 titles in high definition video with 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, with no computer required. DVD-quality iTunes Movie Rentals are US$2.99 for library titles and $3.99 for new releases, and high definition versions are just one dollar more with library titles at $3.99 and new releases at $4.99. Purchases downloaded to Apple TV are automatically synced back to iTunes on the user’s computer for enjoyment on their computer, all current generation iPods or iPhone. Apple TV easily connects to a broad range of widescreen TVs and home theater systems and comes standard with HDMI, component video, analog and optical audio ports.

Apple TV, which includes the Apple Remote, is available from the Apple Store, Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $229 for the 40GB model and $329 for the 160GB model (US and Canada). Apple TV requires an 802.11g/n wireless network or 10/100 Base-T Ethernet networking, a broadband Internet connection and a high definition widescreen TV. iPod games will not play on Apple TV. iTunes Movie Rentals are available in the US only.

See the Apple TV Guided Tour here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “neo” for the heads up.]


  1. How blase some of you are. Instead of bragging about your being on top of things, why not promptly pass the link to MDN for those of us who maybe don’t have the time to trawl all the sites. That way your negative becomes a positive.

  2. What I don’t get about this service is that when I go to watch the guided tour video, it stutters and stalls many times.

    I have a great high speed connection. I’ve tested the speed many times and it’s as fast as any of my friends and neighbors. But if I can’t watch a crappy quicktime preview without pausing and stuttering, how can Apple possibly get an HD or even DVD quality movie through the same pipe?

    Makes no sense to me.

  3. I do a lot of video editing and view it using my AppleTV. I re-encode the finished movies using my Elgato Turbo 264 and sync it to my AppleTV. I just want to know if I can still do this once I have installed the upgrade. If it will only allow me rentals from that point on then it will be a pain in the ass.

    Anyone know the answer to this please?

  4. “So um, it has been more than 2 weeks since the keynote. Why don’t I have updated software?”

    Sorry nick, but Steve just doesn’t like you. Unfortunately, he has to withhold it from everyone just to punish you. I hope you are happy.

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