There are those people who just love movies and they collect DVDs and digital movie files. Their collections are so extensive that they have started overtaking the entertainment center. The perfect gift for these movie buffs is the Apple TV. This is a standalone unit that connects to the television with just one cable.
This device can store movies in all formats. Hundred of movies can be stored in the one device. All the user needs to put their collections on the Apple TV is a computer and the software to burn DVDs. Movies can also be purchased online and directly downloaded to the system from iTunes which is already installed for the user.
With onboard wireless, live movies can also be streamed from companies such as NetFlix or other online movie websites. For those who do not have a DVR, popular TV shows can also be streamed directly from Apple TV so no show is ever missed. Just go to the website for the network the program is showed on and click on the series that has been missed and click on the episode. The show is immediately shown on the screen of the television.
While this can all be done by a computer, many do not want to watch a television show from a small screen and would prefer to watch their shows and movies from a full TV screen. This means that the computer can be left for those who need to work on it instead of them having to wait for the movie or television show to be over. This convenience is huge when considering the cost is right at a hundred dollars for the unit.
The case is a sleek black design and it has a program within it that allows users to synch up their iPods or iPhones to act as a virtual remote control device. This means that there is no separate remote control that can be lost. Most people know where there phone is at all times so this is an added convenience that is added by Apple to make the Apple TV friendlier for the user.
Installation of the Apple TV only takes one cable connection and it sets up in just minutes. Get the movie lover in your life one of these handy devices that stores and streams movies and television shows. This is a gift that can last for many years to come.