The All-New Apple TV, Now with Netflix

Posted on September 1, 2010 by

Apple announced a completely redesigned $99 Apple TV today. The new design is about a quarter the size of the original Apple TV and its connectivity has been stripped to just four ports on the back: HDMI, optical digital audio output, Ethernet and power. There’s also 802.11n Wi-Fi. Unlike the old model, there’s no onboard storage at all, with all content streaming either directly from the internet or other devices on your home network.

TV shows from Fox and ABC are available to rent in HD for 99¢ an episode.  Another big addition to the new Apple TV is Netflix streaming.

The Apple TV can be purchased from Apple’s Online Store and is schedule to ship sometime in September.

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  1. aberstan says:

    One major limitation with the Netflix and Apple iTunes store is that the large majority of quality content is only available to those living in the USA.

    Netflix is available to those in the USA (But for those abroad, you can get a US IP address with a VPN service)

    Also, if you are abroad it can be challenging to setup a US iTunes account without a US credit card.

    Yet I did find a work around solution for accessing the the iTunes US from abroad by using iTunes Gift Cards at

    I don’t understand why Netflix, Apple and the media companies don’t just let people have worldwide access to media…wouldn’t it mean more profits for them?!?