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Apple TV (2nd generation) - Technical Specifications

Size and weight

Height:
0.9 inches (23 mm)
Width:
3.9 inches (98 mm)
Depth:
3.9 inches (98 mm)
Weight:
0.6 pounds1

 

In the box

  • Apple TV
  • Aluminum Apple Remote
  • Power cord
  • Documentation

Environmental Status Report

  • Brominated flame retardant-free
  • PVC-free 3
  • Meets ENERGY STAR 2.0 requirements for set-top boxes

Processor

  • Apple A4 chip

System requirements

  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a, 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 TV shows
  • Netflix account for streaming Netflix content
  • For streaming media from a Mac or PC:
    iTunes 10.2 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing
  • MLB.TV subscription required to watch live and archived games
  • NBA.com League Pass Broadband subscription required to watch live and archived games

Ports and interfaces

  • HDMI2
  • Optical audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Built-in IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)

Environmental requirements

  • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
  • Storage temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum operating altitude: 10,000 feet (3000 m)

Power

  • Built-in 6-watt universal power supply

Wireless

  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)

Video formats

  • H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Audio formats supported

  • HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through

Photo formats

  • JPEG, GIF, TIFF

TV compatibility

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

Accessories

  • Apple HDMI to HDMI Cable
  • Digital Optical Audio Cable
  • AppleCare Protection Plan

iTunes Movie and TV Show Rentals4

  Resolution Audio Price
HD Movie 1280 x 720 (maximum) Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles) New releases - $4.99
Library titles - $3.99
SD Movie 720 x 480 anamorphic (maximum) Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles) New releases - $3.99
Library titles - $2.99
HD TV Show 1280 x 720 (maximum) Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles) $0.99
SD TV Show 720 x 480 anamorphic (maximum) Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound (not all titles) $0.99

 


  1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. Requires HDCP when playing protected content.
  3. PVC-free AC power cord available in the United States and Canada.
  4. A sustained 6 Mbit/s or faster Internet connection is recommended for viewing High Definition movies and TV shows, and a sustained 2.5 Mbit/s or faster Internet connection is recommended for Standard Definition content. Internet connection speeds may vary depending on your ISP and other factors.
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