If one was to look at the past forty years, then without a doubt the first thing which would jump to their eyes is the amount of technological progress which has been made over the years. Computers have gone from being giant blocks of metal taking up an entire room to becoming so small you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Similarly, various media devices have been made over the past few years, with more and more new technology coming out with each generation of a product. One of today’s leading companies, Apple, has once again amazed people and put forth yet another piece of new technology that is made to be used by the consumer: Apple TV.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with what Apple TV is, it is basically a digital media receiver. In other words, it is basically a device which allows one to download and watch movies, songs and pictures through a TV screen. But that was the previous generation of the product. The newest version which has been released offers even more functionality, allowing the user to stream movies, TV shows, photographs, wirelessly to Apple TV, after which it is displayed on your widescreen TV, or wherever you choose to play it.
Now it is understandable that this sounds somewhat complicate to the average user, but have no fear; the installation of Apple TV is as simple as it can get. All you will need to do is purchase an HDMI cable separately and use it to connect your Apple TV to your television. And that’s literally it; seeing as how the programs you watch will be streamed through Apple TV, there are no additional accessories or components to install.
If you are still debating as to whether or not Apple TV is worth your money, then perhaps you should consider the fact that it allows you access a huge plethora of HD movies on the same day as they come out on DVD. The advantage over going to the video store to rent it would be that popular movies very often happen to be out of stock, while digital purchase have unlimited quantities. Apart from movies, you also gain access to practically every single American (and occasionally British) TV show that runs on the air. You even have the option of paying per episode if you don’t feel like downloading the full season. A very important feature is the integration of Netflix which is every movie lover’s dream, allowing you to select from hundreds and hundreds of titles, new movies and classics alike.
All things considered, the Apple TV is basically the device you have been waiting for to replace your local video stores. No longer will you have to go out of your way in order to get to enjoy a movie or a TV show, nor will you have to worry about that movie being in stock. Every HD movie and TV show you could want is only a couple of clicks away with the Apple TV.