New Apple TV?

The tech rumor mill as abuzz this week with rumors that Apple may unveil not only the third generation iPad at its special press event next Wednesday, March 7 but also a new Apple TV! And that the new Apple TV will be more integrated with the iPad.

And for those of you who are not familiar with the Apple TV, here is just a little bit of background info! The Apple TV is one of those small, about the size of a hockey puck, media streaming devices that allows users to easily watch Internet accessed video content on the large TV in their living rooms as compared to on a small computer screen. (So you can watch your Netflix or Hulu TV shows on your HDTV instead of on your laptop!)

The Apple TV is one of the two popular most popular media streaming devices at the moment, the other is the Roku player, so this is an exciting idea.

Perhaps the new Apple TV will incorporate the SIRSI assistant and allow you to vocally tell your TV which shows you want to watch! We’ll have to wait until next Wednesday to find out!

In the meantime here’s a link to one of the tech blog stories speculating on what features a new Apple TV might have:

http://gigaom.com/apple/new-apple-tv-ipad/

And as a post script I actually own both an Apple TV and a Roku player, as do several of my co-workers, so if you’re interested in knowing more about media streaming players please feel free to ask us about them!

Linda R.

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