• Apple TV G2 MC572
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The Apple TV (2nd-gen) is a streaming-focused device with Netflix, YouTube, Flickr, and Mobile Me integration. It has HDMI, Ethernet, optical audio, and USB plugs around back, as well as 802.11n Wi-Fi and an all-time low $99 price tag.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Home Cinema Choice on 40

The new-look AppleTV replaces the original 2007 model. It's smaller than its predecessor, measuring a mere 3.9ins wide and deep, and just 0.9in high. The reduction in size – and price cut from £200 to £100 – was made possible...

By SlashGear on

Apple TV was Apple’s “one more thing” at the new iPad launch event last week, but that’s not to say the smart TV adapter isn’t maturing into a comprehensive product in its own right. Now bringing Full HD to the table, as...

By Gizmodo on

Preliminary reviews of the 3rd-gen, 1080p Apple TV are here. The Geekosphere has spoken and deemed it a phenomenal device but may be worth waiting on if you already own last year's model. MacWorld At $99, the third-generation Apple TV continues to...

By StorageReview on

The 2012 Apple TV is finally a device that not only Apple enthusiasts can get around, but mainstream home theater types too. The big thing missing from the last Apple TV was 1080p support, which the new device offers thanks to the more powerful A5...

By Macworld UK on 60

It may seem a little unfair to include the Apple TV here, and for once it’s not because Apple has an enormous market lead or even the best product in the category. Judged by its specification, the Apple TV is a very poor relation to the rest of...

By Tech-Reviews UK on 70

I’m not sure what to think of the Apple TV. As a media streamer it’s an absolutely fantastic product, its dead simple to setup and you can have your whole iTunes Library in your living room in a matter of minutes. The film collection is vast...

By The Gadgeteer on

I used to think my cable box offered all the programming I needed. As cable prices keep rising, I’ve come to the conclusion that those multi-media boxes and an $8/month subscription to Netflix are a better deal. While I haven’t gotten rid...

By Home Theater on 93

If you own other Apple products, Apple TV is a no-brainer, as you can now integrate all of your devices with Apple TV via AirPlay. Naturally, the iTunes integration is flawless. If you're a PC user and depend on iTunes to organize your music for...

By Home Theater HiFi on

Ever since Louis Daguerre took the first photograph and Thomas Edison lowered the needle on the first phonograph, media has been a part of our lives. The reproduction of still and moving images and sound is an art form that we are unlikely to see the...

By NotebookCheck on

Klaus Hinum (translated by Pam Taylor), 02/03/2011 The Apple TV Box, now in its second generation, has been transformed into a pure media streaming box. It is now based on the latest iPod and iPad hardware, giving it a very low energy consumption and...

By ConsumerSearch on

With its tight integration with iTunes, and as the only digital media player with access to the iTunes store, Apple TV is an easy pick for those already committed to the Apple "lifestyle." Most -- but not all -- critics say, however, that its greater...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Apple TV has a lovely interface and will suit those who use iTunes for everything, but its low resolution and poor format support count against it....

By Whathifi.com on 80

Despite our love for the original TV, by the company's standards it hasn't been a big hit. Which is why with this new version they've decided to simplify it even further and offer it for a very tempting £100.Such simplification sees...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 70

The second generation of Apple's video serving platform has arrived, three years after the original was released. Looking at it, you'd think the unit was born from a completely different family, so what's changed? As with most Apple...

By Big Picture Big Sound on 88

Many times have my colleagues and I here at Big Picture Big Sound shared the wonders of Internet-ready TVs, as technologies have converged to bring once-unimaginable benefits to the home theater enthusiast. But since not everyone is in a position to...

By Blogcritics on

I returned my Apple wireless keyboard last week, not because I didn't like it, but rather because it just didn't fit my current needs. More on that whole rationale here. So, what's a tech geek to do with a $75 credit at the Apple Store?...

By Here's How on

Apple TV is aimed at those who have cultivated a strong affinity to iTunes. It takes that Cover Flow universe of shuffled playlists andQuickTime movies and gives it the grandeur of the big screen with the ease of a TV remote. Now into its second...

By HotHardware on

Apple TV’s standout feature is how easy it is to use. Authorizing movie and TV show rentals is a simple process, as is watching streaming movies and TV shows from Netflix and videos from YouTube. Accessing media files saved on your computer is...

By 5FWD on 60

Apple TV is a great product if you have lots of media content on your laptop and want to watch it on the big screen. It's a shame functionality has been compromised over the older Apple TV, however, and there's little incentive for current users...

By Digital Trends on 75

The second-generation Apple TV integrates Netflix and drops in price, but still offers little flexibility beside competing boxes....