So my birthday is coming up in a few days and my girlfriend has asked me what she can get me. I'm likely to say "nothing" or "just take me out to dinner." But in the back of my mind I've been thinking about an Apple TV. I just really don't know a lot about them and what the benefits are. We already have a Vizio 3D smart TV and a LG Blu-ray player with apps. Both of which have Netflix, YouTube and Amazon on them among others. But those are the only three services we actually use with a TV. Netflix works great most of the time and navigating is easy. YouTube and Amazon both suck for navigating. But they are usable. So no big deal. I have a late model Mac Mini and a 2008 macbook alum. unibody. My girlfriend and I also both have iPhone 5C's. We both use itunes, her on her PC and me on my mac's. But we never buy or rent video from it. At most just a song here or there. My impression of the Apple TV is a streaming box that was great to have back when TV's didn't have this stuff built in. But I know I'm probably missing a lot of details here. So what else can an Apple TV do that might be of benefit for me(and her) to consider spending the $99 on one?