Apple Apple TV

86
Global
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Model

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Audio codec support
AAC, MP3, WAV
Video services
iTunes, Netflix, YouTube, Other
Audio services
iTunes
Video outputs
HDMI
Audio outputs
via HDMI, TOSLINK (optical)
WiFi
yes
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

General

Type
Audio / video player

Supported media

Audio codec support
Array
Audible support
yes (Version4)
Video playback
yes (h.264 / AVC, Motion JPEG, MPEG-4, Quicktime)
Photo viewer
yes (GIF, JPEG, TIFF)

Services

Video services
Array
Audio services
Array
Photo services
Array

Storage

Internal storage
no
USB
2.0 (1 ports)
Memory card reader
no

Speakers

Speakers
None

Remote

Remote (included)
yes (Other batteries)
IR blaster
no
Serial control
no

Power

Power adapter
Internal

Other features

Upgradeable firmware
yes
Front text display
no

Outputs

Video outputs
HDMI (1 outputs)
Audio outputs
Array

Inputs

Video input support
no
Audio input support
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100 [Fast Ethernet]

Compatibility

Requires desktop software
no