Apple TV 3rd Gen


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 = Current Generation

Released March 2013, Model #A1469

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Apple TV

Now there’s always something good on TV. Apple TV gives you access to the best 1080p HD content — including blockbuster movies, hit TV shows, live sports, your music, photos, videos, and more — right on your widescreen TV. You can even play content from your iOS device or Mac on your TV using AirPlay. Apple TV requires an HDMI cable (sold separately).

Big-time entertainment. One small box.
Apple TV gives you access to the best content — blockbuster movies, TV shows, sports, your music and photos, and more — right on your HDTV. You can even play content from your iOS devices on your TV wirelessly using AirPlay.

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.

Netflix, Hulu Plus, ESPN, 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.5 See the complete list.

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.

iTunes Radio.
Enjoy free streaming radio with the best selection of music.4 Choose from more than 250 genre-focused and DJ-curated stations. Or build custom stations based on an artist, song, or genre.

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.

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.


Technical Information:

Size and Weight

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

What’s In The Box

  • Apple TV
  • Apple Remote
  • Power Cord
  • Documentation


  • Apple single-core A5 chip

System Requirements

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a, 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
  • MLB.TV subscription required to watch live and archived games
  • League Pass Broadband subscription required to watch live and archived games
  • NHL GameCenter Live subscription required to watch live and archived games

Ports and Interfaces

  • HDMI2
  • Optical audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Built-in IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)
  • Wireless
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

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
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)


  • Built-in 6-watt universal power supply

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


TV Compatibility

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


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Customer Review by: JoGuam on March 29th, 2014

So far we have it hooked up to our flat screen and it has been pretty easy to navigate. No problems yet.