Apple TV - from Staples Canada

My family loves to watch movies every Friday night...with yummy take-out and snacks. Now with our Apple TV from Staples Canada we can watch Netflix on our TV from the comfort of our couch. Plus we can take advantage of all of the other streaming options.

We have several other Apple products - iMac, iPad, iPhones, iPods, iCloud - and Apple TV works with all of these. It can connect the iPad to the TV allowing us to check emails, to or use our TV as a web browser. Apple TV also easily streams YouTube, Netflix and Vimeo. Plus we can play slideshows from iPhoto and Flickr housed on our iMac, iPad and iPhones. (The plug and play feature allows the other Apple devices to be synced, and everything streams wirelessly to Apple TV using our Wi-Fi network.)

The Apple TV is compact (h 23 mm x w 98 mm x d 98 mm) so it can easily sit on other components like receivers/DVD players etc., and it's easy to setup.

I think that an Apple TV would make a great holiday gift - after presents are opened set it up and put on a fun movie for the kids. (My kids are young and they will be up before the sun...they can watch something while I nap sitting up clutching my tea...with Irish Cream in it.) When family and friends come over reminisce while watching slide shows of some photos together. Stream music for the festivities. Relax in the evening when the house is quiet and watch a TV show (like Arrested Development for the sixth time...well that's what I'd choose.)

Apple TV Specs:

In the Apple TV box (you will receive):
  • Apple TV
  • Apple Remote
  • Printed documentation
  • Power cord

TV Compatibility:

  • Compatible with HD TVs with HDMI and capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz,2 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, & Westinghouse

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 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
  • NHL GameCenter Live subscription required to watch live and archived games

  • Rent from the largest selection of HD movies, buy commercial-free HD TV shows, stream from the huge Netflix catalogue of movies and TV shows, browse and play YouTube and Vimeo videos, access online Flickr photos, watch HD podcasts, and listen to Internet radio
  • Wirelessly stream content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your widescreen TV
  • View the most recent photos taken on your iOS device and pushed to your Photo Stream in iCloud
  • Watch live and archived MLB and NHL games in HD
  • With an iTunes Match subscription you can listen to all your favourite songs in your iCloud library from your HDTV
  • Enjoy all the photos, music and videos on your computer on the best TV and speakers in the house
  • Stream everything you watch over 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Simple setup with a single HDMI cable for both audio and video (cable sold separately.)
  • Sleek design that’s small, quiet and energy efficient
  • 3rd Generation

Right now Apple TV retails for $109 at Staples Canada - check out the site here.

I received an Apple TV from for my review. The Specs listed are from the [and] sites. All opinions and reviews expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Great article. For those who live outside US like me, you can access Netflix, Hulu and similar media stations on your Apple TV by using UnoTelly or similar tools.


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