Apple TV is a digital media player and microconsole developed and sold by Apple Inc.
It is a small network appliance and entertainment device that can receive digital data from a number of sources and stream it to a capable television. To use it for viewing, it has to be connected to an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television via an HDMI cable.
Apple began to promote the Live Tune-In feature that allows the viewer to ask Siri to tune to live streams of CBS, ESPN, and Disney XD among many others that support Live Tune-In.
Apple started taking pre-orders for Apple TV on January 9, 2007.
While matching the form factor of the 2nd and 3rd generation models, it is significantly taller.