New Apple TV arrives for $99

New Apple TV

The technological market is known to keep a track of every move taken by manufacturers and their advancements. That’s what we did last month when steamy rumors about the new Apple TV being renamed iTV were floating in the market. To spruce it up, Apple has just put up its new Apple TV for pre-orders which renders an easy way to enjoy high-definition movies and TV shows.

Content streaming from Netflix, YouTube, Flickr and MobileMe has been enabled for entertainment buffs to watch their favorite latest titles and more. Users can now easily view photos and videos, and listen to their peppy music from PCs and Macs on their HD TV. An in-built slideshow feature of Apple’s attractive TV lets users enjoy watching photos in the form of a slideshow.

“The new Apple TV, paired with the largest selection of online HD movie and TV show rentals, lets users watch Hollywood content on their HD TV whenever they want. This tiny, silent box costing just $99 lets users watch thousands of HD movies and TV shows, and makes all of their music, photos and videos effortlessly available on their home entertainment system,” remarked Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO.

The gorgeous-looking tiny Apple TV measures less than four inches and is said to be 80 percent smaller in size than the previous generation. In addition to its silent and cool operation, the newly crafted device offers complete connectivity with integrated HDMI port, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Ethernet network. Further, its quick and simple setup is ensured with an internal power supply.

Users can now instantly start watching their favorite sitcom with a convenient seven-button aluminum Apple Remote. Movie zealots residing in the U.S. can rent high-definition TV episodes for just 99 cents and over 7,000 movies with more than 3,400 available in high-definition. An HDTV capable of 720p can also be put to use with the Apple TV in order to watch YouTube videos and listen to more than 2,00,000 podcasts and 4,000 Internet radio stations.

Though the portable Apple TV won’t be hitting shelves until late this month, it is up for pre-sale at a price of $99 through the company’s online store.