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How An Apple TV Actually Works

There’s no denying that the Apple TV has yet to really hit the dizzying heights set by their iPad and iPhone range, but it’s most recent update shows that Apple really is intent on taking over your TV set.

One of the real benefits of the Apple TV is that it caters for all media types and we mean everything. Want to watch the latest Hollywood blockbusters? Easy. Want to catch up on the latest episodes of The Walking Dead? No problem.

Using AirPlay, users are able to stream content directly to the Apple TV without the need for wires or an overly complicated set-up process.

The addition of high-end encoding means that streaming is not only instant, but also reliable and generally error free. If you’re heavily involved within the Apple ecosystem, this really is the next TV gadget you need.

But what’s actually in the Apple TV? We did a teardown of one to examine what lies beneath:


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