“The new Apple TV is a lot smaller, and runs iOS 4, and is priced at just $99. It’s centered around a focus on renting movies and TV shows rather than purchasing them. It’s also got Netflix integration and the new AirPlay functionality that allows you to fling video and audio content from your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch right to the Apple TV with ease,” Andru Edwards reports for Gear Live.
Five things we like about the Apple TV:
• The size
• Home Sharing integration: You do it once and all your media is instantly available.
• AirPlay: We actually think that people haven’t totally grasped just how big AirPlay is going to be. Apple introduced it as a minor feature for the Apple TV when the introduced it, but once it’s fully rolled out in iOS 4.2 and users are pushing videos they’ve recorded (or really, any H.264 content local or from the web) on their iPhones to their TV with the press of a button, we think people will sit up and take notice.
• Cheap TV show rentals
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