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During today's All Things Digital interview with Walt Mossburg, Steve Jobs revealed that they would be introducing a free software update in the coming weeks to provide YouTube integration into the Apple TV:

“Wouldn’t it be great if you could see YouTube on your TV?”
Apple will be offering a free software upgrade come June that will allow Apple TV users to view YouTube videos on their televisions. Jobs demos the feature with a clip from “America’s Got Talent.” Odd choice.

Jobs also hinted at the possibility of high definition content coming sometime in the future for iTunes.
"You can buy movies off iTunes as well. It's pretty good quality -- we arent selling high def... at this point. But I think in the future that might change!
 

narco

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how do you type and search in youtube with the apple tv? i don't currently own one so i don't know. until that update comes, i'm fine with watching youtube on my wii.

Fishes,
narco.
 

clevin

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consider the resolution of youtube video, guess u need to stand in your yard to watch it....
 

Mgkwho

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This is good. It means Apple is proactively looking into new areas and is okay with consumers toying with their devices.

And yes, Hi-Def is a must for iTunes.

-=|Mgkwho
 

KingofAwesome

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I can already hear the complaints pouring in before they've even hit the page, so here are some rebuttals.

"Aahhh! I hate YouTube!" - well, you won't have to watch them. Like everything intended to be commercially successful, this product contains some features that not everybody will want.

"But YouTube quality is terrible!" - Well, this is more about giving us a lot of options. You don't watch YouTube videos for the production value, you watch it because it's raw video of people doing interesting things. And now you can sit on your couch and watch them, just like we watch network television. This is all about making a level playing field for the little guys.
 

KingofAwesome

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And yes, Hi-Def is a must for iTunes.

It will arrive when Jobs thinks we will enjoy the experience of downloading files that large. Most people are not going to find today's speed to be acceptable and they'll mistakenly blame Apple for that, so Jobs is going to let the networks catch up first.
 

shelterpaw

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I can already hear the complaints pouring in before they've even hit the page, so here are some rebuttals.

"Aahhh! I hate YouTube!" - well, you won't have to watch them. Like everything intended to be commercially successful, this product contains some features that not everybody will want.

"But YouTube quality is terrible!" - Well, this is more about giving us a lot of options. You don't watch YouTube videos for the production value, you watch it because it's raw video of people doing interesting things. And now you can sit on your couch and watch them, just like we watch network television. This is all about making a level playing field for the little guys.
Well you can carry a conversation all by yourself. Fascinating. You'd be fun to observe from a distance. ;) :D :p
 

apachie2k

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It will arrive when Jobs thinks we will enjoy the experience of downloading files that large. Most people are not going to find today's speed to be acceptable and they'll mistakenly blame Apple for that, so Jobs is going to let the networks catch up first.

I'm interested on how that works from the network side of things, how do they speed it up? I have cable, and an airport extreme, so theoretically it can deliver much faster than what i am getting? cable companies seem to be lagging, right? does anyone know how verizon fios is compared to cablevision?
 

72930

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It will arrive when Jobs thinks we will enjoy the experience of downloading files that large. Most people are not going to find today's speed to be acceptable and they'll mistakenly blame Apple for that, so Jobs is going to let the networks catch up first.

It should be an option (like iTunes Plus) :) Hopefully here in the UK too...
 

KingofAwesome

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Well you can carry a conversation all by yourself. Fascinating. You'd be fun to observe from a distance. ;) :D :p

It's not that uncommon of a technique... and if you want to prove your own point, you have to anticipate what your opponent would say. I like to say it and counter it before they can say it.
 

Much Ado

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And so the :apple:TV's slow but steady rise to power continues.

As Steve says, this is just the peas. We haven't seen the entree yet...

I tells ya, this little box... just sit back and watch it grow...

MA.
 

parishiltonmacs

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May 30, 2007
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wot abooot

I would like to be able to watch (on apple tv) my vids posted on xtube, pornotube, zoig, etc, etc, as well.
 

Matthew Yohe

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appletv20070530.jpg

I wonder how sales of this device are doing...
 

KingofAwesome

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I'm interested on how that works from the network side of things, how do they speed it up?

In theory, the network will speed up when the slowest link in the chain is improved. Typically that's the connection between your home and the ISP (a CO for modem, DSL or FiOS, cable company for cable modem). They usually are connected fairly directly to an OC3 backbone which would be fast enough to handle HDTV. But the connection between your home and the ISP is not that fast yet. It will happen, just as our home connections went from 14.4kbps in 1994 to 8-10Mbps today. That's more than a 500x improvement, and it's still getting faster. We just need patience while tomorrow's mainstream market gets today's cutting edge tech.
 

~Shard~

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I think Apple TV is going to have to up its resolution and quality if it wants to be a truly viable solution in this space. By adding functionality and features such as YouTube it just raises the profile and resulting expectations of the Apple TV, and users will not shell out money nor settle for sub-par quality - not in this day and age. :cool:
 

FreeState

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Read this Apple press release. It's under "Pricing and Availability."

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/05/30appletv.html

"Pricing & Availability
Apple TV, which includes the Apple Remote, is available through the Apple Store® (http://www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of $299 (US). Apple TV with a 160GB hard drive will be available tomorrow for a suggested retail price of $399 (US). The YouTube feature for Apple TV will be available as a free software update in mid-June."
 
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