Apple TV Technical Specifications and Requirements

Processor
  • Apple single-core A5 chip
System Requirements
  • HDMI cable (sold separately)
  • High-definition TV with HDMI and capability of 1080p or 720p
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a, 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 buying or renting movies, buying TV shows, and buying music
  • iCloud account for viewing photos and videos from iCloud photo stream and movies in iMovie Theater
  • For streaming media from a Mac or PC: iTunes 10.6 or later; iTunes Store account for Home Sharing
  • Netflix subscription required for streaming content
  • Hulu Plus subscription required for streaming content
  • HBO GO subscription required for streaming content
  • Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior subscriptions required for streaming content
  • ESPN subscription required for streaming content
  • MLB.TV, NBA.com League Pass Broadband, NHL GameCenter Live, MLS Live: subscription required to watch live and archived games. Content is subject to blackout restrictions.
  • WATCH ABC is free for users who receive ABC as part of their cable or satellite TV subscription
Ports and Interfaces
  • HDMI2
  • Optical audio
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Built-in IR receiver
  • Micro-USB (for service and support)
Wireless
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth support for Apple Wireless Keyboard (requires Apple TV software version 5.2 or later)
Environment Requirements
  • Operating temperature: 32°F to 95°F (0°C to 35°C)
  • Storage temperature: -4°C to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C)
  • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000ft (3000m)
Power
  • Built-in 6-watt universal power supply
Video Format
  • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640x480 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 35Mbps, 1280x720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Audio Formats Supported
  • HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16Kbps to 320Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16Kbps to 320Kbps), 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 capability of 1080p or 720p at 60/50Hz,2 including popular models from these manufacturers: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse
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