Bill Holmes, Netflix:
Starting today, you can sign-up for Netflix directly on your Apple
TV and pay via your iTunes account. Plus, with the new third
generation Apple TV, you’ll also be able to watch thousands of
hours of great movies and television streaming on Netflix in 1080p
high definition and with room-filling Dolby Digital 5.1 audio.
You can sign up for MLB.tv on Apple TV through your iTunes account now, too. All of this is coming to everyone with the previous Apple TV, too — the only difference between the new and previous Apple TV is 1080p.
Correction: Another difference: the new Apple TV supports Bluetooth 4, which means going forward, it might support advanced remote peripherals that the old 720p Apple TV doesn’t.
★ Wednesday, 7 March 2012