Netflix: Integrated iTunes Sign Up and 1080p HD on Apple TV

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 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