Shrink Your Cable Bill Part 3-Apple TV

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Apple TV – This is how Apple describes their product: “Apple TV is a tiny entertainment powerhouse that plays the content you love from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and your favorite sports leagues on your widescreen TV in up to 1080p HD. Shrink your cable bill by just plugging it in and discover a whole world of movies, TV shows, photos, music, and more. You’re gonna need a better couch.”

Apple TV-What does It Offer?

Apple TV opens the door for you to watch thousands of HD movies and TV shows from iTunes, many of them in stunning 1080p. Play through Apple TV on your HDTV. You can even play your music and watch your photos stream from your computer. You just click and watch. With AirPlay, it’s simple to play content from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch on your TV. The Apple TV interface makes it easy to find whatever you’re in the mood for. PLUS if you have a Mac, you can wirelessly mirror the screen so your desktop appears on your TV.

Apple Says:

Small. Powerful. Efficient.

“Quiet, energy efficient, and so small it fits in the palm of your hand, Apple TV sits neatly on a TV stand or in a crowded media cabinet. When it’s not filling your living room with drama, romance, and comedy, it uses less power than a night-light. And the included Apple Remote makes it easy to get to your favorite entertainment.”

The worldwide leader in sports comes to Apple TV.

“Just when you thought you couldn’t get enough ESPN, now you can watch big games and your favorite shows whenever you want. Get live sports coverage and original programming from the entire family of ESPN channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPNU, Buzzer Beater, and Goal Line.6 Invite friends over for live events, including college football and basketball games, the NBA playoffs, the Masters, all four tennis Grand Slam events, and more. And see the day’s highlights and analysis — whatever time of day you choose — on SportsCenter and PTI.”

The world’s largest library of concert films and music docs on demand.

“With access to countless concert films and documentaries, you can be front row, and backstage, with many of your favorite artists. See them perform on stage. Or discover the inspiration and creative process behind a legendary album. You can watch one song performed from every concert and over 30 channels of Qello TV for free. And with a Qello All-Access subscription, you can experience as many music performances as your eyes and ears can handle, without commercials.”

How To Set Up Apple TV and Shrink Your Cable Bill

Apple TV is a breeze to set up! All you have to do is plug the power cord into the wall and connect the Apple TV to your TV. To connect to your TV just use an HDMI cable that is sold separately. Everything streams wirelessly to Apple TV using your Wi-Fi network. That’s all there is to it!

What’s The Difference Between The Roku and Apple TV?

The Roku that we talked about in article 2 is similar to the Apple TV. They are both priced similar and offer streaming and some of the same channel options. The Roku 3 offers many more streaming video services than Apple TV including Amazon Instant Video which isn’t available with Apple TV. If you’re really watch a lot of the premium channels and want a lot of options, like HBO Go, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, and you can live without YouTube and iTunes on TV, Roku is the way to go. If you’re already an Apple owner with an iPhone, iPad, Mac and a big library of iTunes music and movies, and you can live without Amazon Instant Video, then Apple TV is right for you.

ICYMI – Other Articles on How to Shrink Your Cable Bill:

Article 1:Cable Alternatives: What’s available?

Article 2:Spotlight on Roku

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