AppleTV – Take 2

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!


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