Apple has released software update 6.0 for Apple TV that adds AirPlay from iCloud

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Personally I still don’t own an Apple TV, and as an Android user I don’t really see the need for it, and I always dock my 11-inch MacBook Air to my 40-inch HDTV every evening, so I don’t really need any streaming at all.

But anyways, Apple has released software update 6.0 for Apple TV[1]. It brings some new cool features like AirPlay[2] from iCloud[3], which can play content purchased from the iTunes store on any Apple TV, streaming it via iCloud. Other new features are iTunes Radio music service, iCloud Photos and Videos, iTunes Music Store purchases on the device and Podcasts.

  1. Apple TV is a digital media receiver developed and sold by Apple Inc. It is a small form factor network appliance designed to play digital content from the iTunes Store, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Flickr, iCloud and much more, or from any Mac OS X or Windows computer running iTunes on an enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen television.  ↩

  2. AirPlay (previously known as AirTunes when it was for audio only) is a proprietary protocol stack/suite developed by Apple Inc. that allows wireless streaming of audio, video, and photos, together with related metadata between devices. AirPlay together with Apple TV let you stream or mirror music, movies, TV shows, photos, and more from your iOS devices to your widescreen TV.  ↩

  3. iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service from Apple Inc. announced on June 6, 2011, at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC). It stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your iOS devices.  ↩