Apple Announces New 1080p Apple TV With iTunes Match, Photo Stream & More [iPad 3 Event]

Apple Announces New 1080p Apple TV With iTunes Match, Photo Stream & More [iPad 3 Event]

Apple has just announced the new Apple TV, supporting 1080p. And to make sure you have content to watch on it, all iTunes Movies are jumping to 1080p too.

Senior VP Eddie Cue says that TV shows will pop up in 1080p on iTunes the day after they are released.

In addition, the new Apple TV will have iTunes Match support, just like all the other iOS devices out there.

There’s more. Photo Stream is coming to the Apple TV, so when you take a picture on your iPhone, it automatically pops up on the Apple TV.

Oh, and did we mention there’s a new streamlined interface?

You can even access Movies you’ve already bought direct from your Apple TV now, just like TV Shows and Music were already available through iCloud.

The new Apple TV will be available March 16th, for $99, same as before.

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  • Mike Rathjen

    Expected, but disappointing.

    I really wanted to see apps. Or at the very minimum, Hulu.

  • Joel Wright

    is the new os available for the apple tv 2

  • munpip214

    the apple tv 2 already does photo stream and itunes match. This isn’t new.

  • MacHead84

    If you saw the redesign of the UI on the new Apple TV it looks very app friendly. Id be surprised if it isnt coming soon. 

  • Haroon Ghalib

    why do not they make it possible to stream ur mbp on ur tv with apple tv

  • Well

     

    Though the new 1080p Apple TV 3 and the iTunes 10.6 enables to play
    1080p video, it only support 1080p in h.264 format.

    Apple TV still cannot import, stream and play 1080p HD video which
    is in MKV, AVI, WTV, WMV, FLV, WebM, AVCHD, MPG, DivX, MXF, and VOB etc format.

    The following will introduce a step by step guide on how to convert 1080p video
    in MKV, AVI, Xvid, Divx, MP4, FLV, WMV, WTV, WebM, AVCHD, MXF, MVI, VOB, F4V,
    BIK, RMVB and MPEG to Apple TV 3/Apple TV 2/Apple TV supported format at

    http://www.bigasoft.com/articl

  • Well

     

    Though the new 1080p Apple TV 3 and the iTunes 10.6 enables
    to play 1080p video, it
    only support 1080p in h.264 format.

    Apple TV still cannot import, stream and play 1080p HD
    video which is in MKV,
    AVI, WTV, WMV, FLV, WebM, AVCHD, MPG, DivX, MXF, and VOB etc format.

    Just google search Step by Step Guide on How to Convert
    1080p MKV, AVI, Xvid, Divx, MP4, FLV, WMV, and MPEG to Apple TV/Apple TV
    2/Apple TV 3

    you will find a step by step guide on how to convert 1080p video in
    MKV, AVI, Xvid, Divx, MP4,
    FLV, WMV, WTV, WebM, AVCHD, MXF, MVI, VOB, F4V, BIK, RMVB and MPEG to Apple TV
    3/Apple TV 2/Apple TV supported format

     

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