The full text of Josh Centers’s book on the Apple TV, released chapter by chapter for TidBITS members. If you’re a member, log in using your TidBITS account (click My Account on the left) to be able to read everything beyond the first chapter. The final book is available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) versions; TidBITS members can save 30% on this and all other Take Control titles (start at your Member Benefits page to get the discount).
If you have an Apple TV attached to your television, our in-progress book from Josh Centers, “Take Control of Apple TV,” has the advice you need to get more great content and use it more fluidly than ever before. Tune in regularly to read each chapter as it’s published!
The Apple TV has gone from being just a “hobby” for Apple to one of the most useful devices that you can connect to your television. With one tiny box, the Apple TV brings you movies and TV shows from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, ESPN and more. But you can also use it to listen to music and podcasts, run slideshows of your photos, play games, and display anything you can bring up on a Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via AirPlay. And Apple TV isn’t just for entertainment — it makes a remarkably useful presentation device for the business and education worlds as well. In this first chapter of “Take Control of Apple TV,” Josh Centers lays out his roadmap for the rest of the book.