DAY 8 – GEEK DAY: APPLE TV…. I THINK I AM IN LOVE
Apple TV w/ included remote control
Do you have an appletv? If not you might want to get one, or two, or three. It’s not at all as the name implies as it is not really a tv at all. It is more of an enhancement that you plug into your tv via HDMI cable. It easily allows you to view things like youtube, hulu, netflix, sporting packages, movie rentals, and much more.
The real power, however comes into play if you own other Apple products like an Iphone, Imac, lap top, Ipad or more. There is something called airplay that allows you to stream things from any of your apple devices right to your tv! This not only includes any movies that you might have on any device but also things like photos or music and even mirror your lap top screen. So for instance if you have a movie on any of your computers you can project it to a tv that you have directv hooked to.
I have two appletv’s now and also have something called airport express. Those boxes will allow me to hook to several different speakers throughout the house, which can then all be controlled by any of my apple devices and play any media that I have on any of those devices. So for instance if you have music saved on your desktop, as long as itunes is open, from your phone you can tell that computer what song to play and to which speakers in the house to play it on! Genius.
It’s great for meeting with potential wedding couples as well, as I no longer have to be tied to a wire connected to the tv. I can now hold my ipad and project images right to the TV to talk about.
I have a lot of fun with this device and I think you will too! You of course do have to have a membership to things like Hulu or Netflix, but even just having it to move your own media around is a lot of fun. Only $99 each. Not too shabby.
(all images from apple.com)