2023 Author: Gordon Kinson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 08:36
Apple TV is an excellent multimedia gadget, unfairly deprived of the attention of users from Russia and the CIS countries. What is the Apple TV set-top box for, its capabilities, a brief description - later in this material.
Until recently, buying an Apple TV in Russia was not an easy thing to do. In the official retail, this product was absent at all, and "gray" sellers asked a lot of money for the set-top box.
Let's see how a "TV" set-top box from Apple can be useful for a user from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus at the moment.
Of course, the main idea of using Apple TV is watching movies, listening to music from the iTunes Store and Apple Music. The set-top box has a full-fledged store of films in Russian and music, the design of which is ideally adjusted to the diagonal of your TV.
You can buy or rent movies to watch for 48 hours. In most cases, renting a movie is an excellent, relatively affordable option that allows you to watch movies with decent picture quality in real time. You can also use content purchased by other family members to watch content on your set-top box by activating the Family Sharing option.
Many movies can be watched completely free of charge using online software cinemas downloaded from the App Store to Apple TV. More details below.
With Apple TV, you can play music from the iTunes library on your Mac or PC connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the set-top box. To do this, you must activate sharing in iTunes on your computer, and then on your Apple TV.
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Apple Music transforms your Apple TV into a convenient next-generation music player with millions of songs, including your personal home audio collection.
Behind the "Radio" option is hidden the iTunes Radio service, which presents more than 200 radio stations for every taste, plus Apple's branded radio - Beats 1. Round-the-clock broadcasting, the best DJs, the most relevant music, the participation of experts in the selection of musical material - everything says that in the end even the most sophisticated music lovers will be satisfied.
Apple TV lets you easily view your iCloud photos and home videos on your HD TV. Also on the set-top box, you can view the latest updates of the photo and video content of users to whom you are subscribed.
Thanks to access to the virtual application store, the user can download the programs and games supported by the device to Apple TV. There are such game hits as Oceanhorn, Aspalt 8, Badland, Modern Combat 5 and many others.
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Separately, it is worth noting the presence of third-party programs for streaming video, as well as applications of popular online cinemas. Vivid examples are: YouTube, the application of the TNT channel, ORT, online cinemas IVI and Amediateka, the VLC program, which allows you to play video files of any format, and much more.
It's a pleasure to play games on Apple TV. Control is carried out using the touch panel included in the device package. The remote is equipped with an accelerometer and a gyroscope. Also, control in games is possible using a third-party controller, for example Mad Catz CTRLi
AirPlay is one of the most useful features in Apple TV. With this technology, you can stream video or sound from your iOS device or Mac computer to your TV. You can broadcast the image from the iPhone or iPad screen to the TV in real time, which is very convenient for games. By the way, some of them are specially optimized for playing on Apple TV: during the video replay, convenient control keys appear on the screen of your device, and the picture is shown on the TV itself.
AirPlay can also be used with a computer. Of course, this technology works best with macOS - you can send a movie from iTunes, use the audio system connected to the set-top box as computer speakers, or use your TV as a second display. Windows users can also get this functionality using the AirParrot utility - we talked about it in this article.
Set, configuration and management
The Apple TV package includes the set-top box itself, a remote control, a Lightning to USB cable, documentation, and a power cable. Each accessory in the box is packed in original polyethylene. The connectors are covered with black plastic film.
Setting up your Apple TV is pretty straightforward. You need to connect the set-top box to the TV using an HDMI cable, which is purchased separately. Then Apple TV needs to be connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, or using an Ethernet cable.
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To control the Apple TV, there is a special touch panel that comes with the set-top box itself. This remote is specially equipped with a gyroscope and an accelerometer, making it much more interesting and convenient to play games on the set-top box.
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How much does Apple TV cost?
The current Apple TV model is the 4th generation set-top box. The device is available in two versions, differing only in the amount of built-in storage - 32 GB (11 490 rubles) and 64 GB (15 490 rubles).
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