June 01, 2007 by Arlen Schweiger
For anyone thinking that their Apple TV just might not have enough content options, the company this week announced a couple of additions to the product. Its Apple TV will now be able to stream videos from YouTube to your TV, and you’ll be able to store a whole lot more on the device with a new 160-GB model being offered.
Thousands of the most current and popular YouTube videos will be available on Apple TV at launch in mid-June, the company says, with YouTube adding thousands more each week until the full YouTube catalog is available this fall. With the Apple Remote, users can navigate through YouTube’s video browsing categories or search for specific videos. YouTube members can also log-in to their YouTube accounts on Apple TV to view and save their favorite videos.
Apple’s 160-GB hard drive is four times the storage for up to 200 hours of video, 36,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each, the company says. On the other hand, perhaps it’s a way Apple is indicating you will soon be able to store fewer hours of video but that it will be high-def video, as Engadget HD suggests.
Apple TV with a 160-GB hard drive is available now for a suggested retail price of $399 (the 40-GB model sells for $299). The YouTube feature for Apple TV will be available as a free software update in mid-June.
Go to www.apple.com for more information.
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