In honor of the 12 days of Christmas, we were going to make “12 Reasons AppleTV is Awesome,” but we’re too busy handling central Indiana’s Apple gifters, so we’ll just stick with 7.
7) Design. Obviously, it’s Apple, so you know you’re getting a stylish device that is high quality and will look great in any setting.
6) Simplicity. All you need to install it is an HDMI cable and a TV with an HDMI input.
5) Down with cable. AppleTV makes cutting the cable cord that much easier with its interfacing with Netflix, Hulu+, Amazon Instant Video and more.
4) AirPlay Mirroring. Movies, sports, YouTube, Funny or Die and more can be accessed with your AppleTV AirPlay Mirroring, meaning you can put what’s on your iPad, iPhone or MacBook on your great, big, wonderful TV set.
3) Price. AppleTV is surprisingly affordable for all that it does. Just $99 gives you the perfect gift for anybody on your shopping list.
2) Integration. Photos, music, movies and more in one place lets your home theater become your single location to control your content with AppleTV.
1) What’s next. Apple is investing a lot of money to make AppleTV a content-delivery portal. This means the potential for movies, TV shows, music and more to be accessible from your AppleTV is only going to grow as they begin to take on large media companies and pluck more customers away from cable.