What is Apple TV?

Apple TV is a tiny entertainment powerhouse that gives you access to the biggest names in entertainment, in up to 1080p HD. Just plug it in and enjoy a whole world of films, sport, music and more. And you can show anything that’s on your Mac or iOS device on your HDTV with AirPlay. You’re gonna need a bigger sofa.

Apple TV.

Big-time entertainment. One small box.

Films, music, photos and more. All on your widescreen TV.

Apple TV gives you anytime access to endless entertainment. Thousands of HD films from iTunes — many in stunning 1080p — play through Apple TV on your HDTV, and music, photos and videos stream from your computer. You just click and watch. With AirPlay, it’s simple to play content from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac on your TV.1 And finding whatever you’re in the mood for — from any Apple TV content provider — is quick and easy thanks to a beautiful and consistent interface.2 Learn more about what’s on Apple TV

Small. Powerful. Efficient.

Quiet, energy efficient and so small it fits in the palm of your hand, Apple TV sits neatly on a TV stand or in a crowded media cabinet. When it’s not filling your living room with drama, romance and comedy, it uses less power than a night-light. And the included Apple Remote makes it easy to get to your favourite entertainment.

Easy setup.

To set up Apple TV, just plug the power lead into the wall and connect Apple TV to your high-definition TV using an HDMI cable (sold separately). Getting started couldn’t be simpler — just hold your iPhone or iPad with Bluetooth turned on near Apple TV and it will learn about your home network and receive your account settings automatically.3 Since everything streams wirelessly to Apple TV using your Wi-Fi network, that’s all you need to do. Except make popcorn.

AirPlay.

Enjoy content from your iOS devices on your HDTV.

Give your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch some airtime.

With AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream content from your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to your widescreen TV via Apple TV.1 So if you want to watch a film stored on one of your devices, you don’t need to buy or rent it again to watch it on the best screen in the house. You can also stream home movies, photos or videos from websites and AirPlay-enabled apps. And with AirPlay Mirroring, you can display the screen of your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch on your HDTV.4 So when you tap, swipe, pinch or play something, it shows up on the big screen — ideal for sharing entertainment with friends or showing off your gaming skills (or lack thereof).
Learn more about AirPlay

iCloud.

Your stuff lives here. So you can play it anywhere.

Store it in iCloud. Watch it on Apple TV.

With iCloud, you can buy films on Apple TV and watch them on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Mac or PC. And vice versa.5 iCloud also stores your photos and pushes them wirelessly to all your devices6 — including your HDTV via Apple TV. It’s the easiest way to get instant access to your content, no matter which device you’re using.
Learn more about iCloud

Your favourite artists.
Headlining in your living room.

Fill your home with the music you love — straight from your Apple TV. Just select Music from the main menu to play your purchased iTunes music directly from iCloud. If you’re an iTunes Match subscriber, you can even access songs you’ve imported from CDs. And any music you buy from the iTunes Store via Apple TV is accessible across all your devices.
Learn more about iTunes Match

Your photos and videos. As seen on TV.

With iCloud Photo Sharing, invitations to view your photos and videos can be sent to friends and family who also have Apple TV, so they can share in the fun.6 And uploading the photos and videos from a summer holiday or any other event is as easy as doing nothing at all. With My Photo Stream, your most recent photos automatically appear on all your devices — no matter which device you used to take the picture. Thanks to iMovie Theater, the projects you’ve made in iMovie are ready for viewing on your HDTV. No syncing. No sending. Your photos and home movies are there, ready to watch.

  1. AirPlay is available on all devices running iOS 4.3 or later. Some features require the latest software. Second-generation Apple TV or later required.
  2. Subscription may be required to access some content.
  3. Requires iOS 7 on iPhone 4s or later, iPod touch (5th generation or later), iPad (3rd generation or later) or iPad mini.
  4. AirPlay Mirroring is available with iPhone 4s or later, iPad mini and iPod touch (5th generation).
  5. Automatic downloads and downloading previous purchases require iOS 4.3.3 or later on iPhone 3Gs or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad or iPad mini; iOS 5 or later on iPhone 4 (CDMA model); or a Mac or PC with iTunes 10.3.1 or later. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store or iBooks. Downloading previous film purchases requires iTunes 10.6 or later, iOS 5 or later, or Apple TV software 4.3 or later. Not all previously purchased films are available for downloading to your other devices. Download iTunes free.
  6. iCloud requires iOS 5 or later on iPhone 3Gs or later, iPod touch (3rd generation or later), iPad or iPad mini; a Mac computer with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later; or a PC with Windows 7 or Windows 8 (Outlook 2007 or later or an up-to-date browser is required for accessing email, contacts and calendars). Some features require iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks. Some features require a Wi-Fi connection. Some features are not available in all countries. Access to some services is limited to 10 devices.