In what is the first of many additions to the AppleTV offering (that’s an assumption on my part, folks) Apple today announced a partnership with YouTube.
I could reword the press release…but why? Here it is…
AppleÂ® today announced that itâ€™s bringing the Internetâ€™s most popular originally-created content from YouTube to the living room with Apple TVâ„¢. Beginning in mid-June, Apple TV will wirelessly stream videos directly from YouTube and play them on a userâ€™s widescreen TV. Using Apple TVâ€™s elegant interface and simple Apple Remote, viewers can easily browse, find and watch free videos from YouTube in the comfort of their living room.
â€œThis is the first time users can easily browse, find and watch YouTube videos right from their living room couch, and itâ€™s really, really fun,â€ said Steve Jobs, Appleâ€™s CEO. â€œYouTube is a worldwide sensation, and Apple TV is bringing it directly from the Internet onto the widescreen TV in your living room.â€
Thousands of the most current and popular YouTube videos will be available on Apple TV at launch in mid-June, with YouTube adding thousands more each week until the full YouTube catalog is available this fall. With Apple TVâ€™s stunning interface and simple Apple Remote, users can easily navigate through YouTubeâ€™s familiar 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.
This is a great addition to the AppleTV, and I hope we see many more things like this in the future. The AppleTV is a nice product…it still needs work, but additions like this are a step in the right direction.
The press release goes on to mention the following:
Apple TV with a 160GB hard drive will be available tomorrow for a suggested retail price of $399 (US).
I bought my first Mac computer a few months ago for two grand. What a nice system. I would be interested to see the quality Apple puts into there TV.
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It wud be nice if they offered people an upgrade cost who bought the original one. I can see you as well as other regretting it, as more HD space is quite nice.
Yeah, that’s true…it is a bit disappointing…BUT, that 160 gig hard drive says one thing and one thing only to me…
If I have to, I’ll go read a how to and crack that sucker open and put 500 gigs in it (if I can)…but right now, I have no complaints about the 40 gigs
I don’t think they make 500GB notebook drives 😀 but yea, I would put in a bigger drive myself anyways. I do agree how the larger harddrive could mean HD content.