Too embarrassed to ask what an Apple TV is?

Did you know, 3 out of 5 of your friends pretend to know what an Apple TV is and don’t? Ok, we may have made that statistic up, but if you are someone who isn’t exactly sure what an Apple TV does and why it doesn’t have a huge screen like other TVs; you really aren’t alone. There may be a few Apple Fanboys who’ll giggle at the thought of someone not knowing this basic info, but don’t mind them. We all have to start somewhere.

This little black box is the gateway to a world of endless viewing, music and gaming pleasure! Apple TV connects to your television via an HDMI cable and then connects to the internet via your home WIFI or an ethernet cable. You also don’t need an iPhone to operate an Apple TV, but you will need an iTunes Account, which you’ll use to sign up, log in and buy or rent movies and games off of Apple TV. Just a quick one (or two), you need to have a television that supports HDMI with a resolution of 720p or 1080p in order for you to use an Apple TV,  and it doesn't have to be a smart TV, Apple TV will do all the thinking. 

What separates the new Apple TV from the old one is the apps. The new app capabilities means you can easily switch to what ever you want to view. Check the weather, to see if it will finally rain in Jo’burg, find out the latest sports scores and you can even play Apple Music. But the real kicker is the third party apps. Rayman Adventures, Crossy Road and Disney Infinity 3.0 are all there for you to enjoy.

And that’s another thing about the new Apple TV. There’s something that a lot of people don’t know, which is, it’s a really cool gaming console. You are getting a powerful machine at a decent price in comparison to other devices. 

The remote is also totally different. It has a touch-sensitive glass surface and if you whip it sideways, you can use it for gaming. It’s also black. So the remote won’t mess with your living room decor if you’re worried about that stuff. It also uses Bluetooth 4.0, not infrared. So the vase that always gets in your way when you’re trying to change channels or press pause; won’t.

We hope you’ve learnt a little more about the great new Apple TV. A small black box with a lot of possibilities. When you have an Apple TV, You will never be left with nothing to watch ever again. And if you can’t find a show you feel like grabbing the popcorn for, there’s always the choice to get your gaming on! Welcome to the world of Apple TV, where your options are limitless!

Share this story