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Product information


Apple TV gives you access to the best content — blockbuster movies, TV shows, sports, your music and photos and more — right on your HDTV.2 You can even play content from your iOS device or Mac on your TV wirelessly using AirPlay2.

  • Hit movies and TV shows on demand.
  • Live sports, news, and weather.
  • Your photos and videos.
  • Family Sharing.
  • AirPlay.
  • iCloud.

What you need

  • HDMI cable
  • High-definition TV with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p
  • Wired or wireless network. See Networking
  • iTunes Store account. Download iTunes
  • Broadband Internet connection (fees may apply)
  • Services are not available in all countries and are subject to change

Technical support and the Apple TV Warranty

Every Apple TV comes with complimentary telephone technical support within 90 days of your Apple TV purchase. In addition, your Apple TV and all included accessories are covered against defects for one year from the original purchase date by a limited hardware warranty.

Genius Bar — Available at every Apple Store. It’s the place for free advice, insight and friendly, hands-on technical support for your Mac, iPod, iPhone, iPad or Apple TV. Make a reservation ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Learn about Genius Bar and the Apple Store

What’s in the box

  • Apple TV
  • Apple Remote
  • Power cord

Tech Specs

Size and Weight

  • Height: 0.9 inch (23 mm)
  • Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Weight: 0.6 pound1


  • Apple single-core A5 chip

System Requirements

  • HDMI cable (sold separately).
  • High-definition TV with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p.2
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a, b, g, or n) wireless network (wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, g, or n) or 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet network.
  • iTunes Store account for buying or renting movies, buying music.
  • iCloud account for viewing photos and videos via iCloud Photo Sharing and movies in iMovie Theater.
  • For streaming media from a Mac or PC: iTunes 10.6 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing.
  • Peer-to-peer AirPlay requires a Mac (2012 or later) with OS X Yosemite or later or an iOS device (late 2012 or later) with iOS 8 or later and works with Apple TV (model A 1469) running Apple TV software 7.0 or later.
  • Subscription may be required to access some content.

Ports and Interfaces

  • HDMI2
  • Optical audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Built-in IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)


  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth support for Apple Wireless Keyboard (requires Apple TV software version 5.2 or later)


  • Built-in 6-watt universal power supply

Environmental Requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

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

  • 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


TV Compatibility

  • Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz2, including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse

Apple TV and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more Apple TV and the Environment

Apple TV is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:

  • Brominated flame retardant-free
  • PVC-free3
  • Meets ENERGY STAR 3.0 requirements for set-top boxes


Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization. Learn more about recycling about how to recycle your Apple products.

Apple and the Environment

Learn more about Apple's dedication to reducing the environmental impact of our products and process. Or read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product. Explore Apple and the Environment

iTunes Movies4

HD Movies

  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (maximum)
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles)
  • Price: Rentals from HK$28. Purchase prices vary.5

SD Movies

  • Resolution: 720 x 480 anamorphic (maximum)
  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles)
  • Price: Rentals from HK$18. Purchase prices vary.5

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  1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. Requires HDCP when playing protected content.
  3. PVC-free worldwide except in India and Thailand, where PVC-free AC power cords are not available.
  4. A sustained 8-Mbit/s or faster Internet connection is recommended for viewing 1080p high-definition movies and TV shows, 6-Mbit/s or faster for viewing 720p content, and 2.5‑Mbit/s or faster for standard-definition content. Internet connection speeds may vary depending on your ISP and other factors.
  5. Not all movies are available for purchase.