Refurbished Apple TV (3rd generation)
Refurbished Apple TV (3rd generation)
Originally released March 2012
Apple TV gives you access to the best content — blockbuster movies, TV shows, sports, your music and photos, and more — right on your HDTV.1
You can even play content from your iOS devices on your TV wirelessly using AirPlay.2
Apple Certified Refurbished Products
Quality products at great prices
Rigorous prior to sale
Covered by Apple's one-year limited warranty This will open a new window.
Covered by Apple's 14-day returns policy This will open a new window.
AppleCare This will open a new window. product can be purchased
Engraving and gift wrap not available for refurbished products
Supplies are limited
What’s in the Box?
Refurbished Apple TV
Wi-Fi (802.11 a, b, g, or n) wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, g or n) or 10/100BASE-T Ethernet network
iTunes Store account for buying or renting movies and buying TV shows
Netflix account for streaming Netflix content
For streaming media from a Mac or PC: iTunes 10.6 or later
iTunes Store account for Home Sharing
Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C), Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C), Relative humidity: 5% to 95% non-condensing, and Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m).
Apple TV is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:
Brominated flame retardant-free
Meets ENERGY STAR 3.0 requirements for set-top boxes
iTunes movies and TV shows in 1080p.
Buy or rent the hottest HD movies, catch up on the TV shows everyone’s talking about, and tap into the millions of other entertainment options from the iTunes Store.3
Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, MLB, NHL, and more.
Watch hit movies and TV shows, live sports, breaking news, the latest viral videos, and more from some of the biggest names in entertainment.
AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your Mac or iOS device to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. Or mirror exactly what’s on your device's display to the big screen.
Your photos and videos.
With My Photo Stream, your most recent photos and videos automatically appear on your Apple TV. And thanks to iMovie Theater, the projects you’ve made in iMovie are ready for viewing on the big screen.
Quick and easy setup.
Just plug in the power cord and connect Apple TV to your HDTV with a single HDMI cable (sold separately). If you have an iPhone or iPad, hold it near Apple TV, and Apple TV will learn about your home network and receive your iTunes account settings automatically.4
With iCloud, you can buy movies and TV shows on Apple TV and watch them on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. And vice versa. iCloud also stores your photos and videos, pushing them wirelessly to all your devices — including your HDTV via Apple TV.5
Apple A5 chip
Power and Battery
Built-in 6-watt universal power supply
Built-in IR receiver
Micro-USB (for service and support)
Bluetooth support for Apple Wireless Keyboard (requires Apple TV software version 5.2 or later)
TV and Video
TV Compatibility: Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz,6 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse
Video Formats: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Audio Formats Supported: HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through
Photo formats: JPEG, GIF, TIFF
Size and weight
Height: 0.9 inches (23 mm)
Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
Weight: 0.6 pounds (0.27 kg)7