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All About the Apple TV

This section contains all the basic information you need to know about how to get the most out of your Apple TV, including how to use it, how to sync it with iTunes, how to expand it, and more.
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Anatomy of the Second Generation Apple TV
The above image shows the rear of the second-generation Apple TV and the ports it offers. Each of the ports is explained below, since knowing what each does will help you get the most out of your Apple TV.

Set Up Apple TV
Plug in one cable and one power cord and you'll be ready to use your Apple TV.

Update Apple TV Software
Just like with an iPod and or iPhone, when Apple releases updates to the software that runs the Apple TV, the update usually brings valuable new features with it. If you want to update your Apple TV software, here's how.

Turn Off The Apple TV
Anyone who's looked at the Apple TV for even a short time will notice something: there are no buttons on its case. So, how do you turn it off?

Does the Apple TV work with Standard Definition TVs?
Apple touts the Apple TV as requiring a widescreen TV that uses the 720p or 1080i/p standards (in the U.S, at least). But this isn't entirely true. In the right circumstances, the Apple TV can indeed work with a standard-definition TV.

Apple TV-Compatible Remote Controls
The Apple TV comes standard with the palm-sized white remote control that's become a common element of the Apple ecosystem in recent years. But, the remote that comes with your Apple TV isn't the only remote that can control the device.

Apple TV 4 Rumors
Is the Apple TV 4 really such a major change? Looks like it.

Can You Install Apps on the Apple TV?
You may want to install apps on your Apple TV, but the major question is: can you?

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