Today Apple released it’s second version of it’s AppleTV product.
To go along with the new iTunes movie rental service, Apple’s new version of the AppleTV has had a nice update.
A quick feature rundown:
- No computer required
- Rent movies directly from the AppleTV (HD movies for $3.99; $4.99 for new releases)
- DVD quality and HD quality + Dolby 5.1
- Buy music directly from AppleTV
- Browse podcasts (audio and video)
- Browse photos from Flickr and .Mac
- Sync with iTunes
- Preview movies and see what other users have rented
- Run photo screensavers pulled from .Mac web galleries
There has also been minor price drop from $299 to $229.
All of these features will be available as a free software update in about 2 weeks. Good news is that you don’t need to purchase a new AppleTV to get all of the new stuff!