Earlier this morning, Apple introduced a new Apple TV. It comes with a “streamlined new user interface” with a gorgeous 1080p UI. Unlike the 2nd gen model, the new Apple TV is also able to play back Full HD (1080p) videos. Internally, the third generation Apple TV is powered by the same A5 processor, which powers the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2. The new UI makes it easier to browse and install apps. Other notable features include the ability to recommend movies based on what you have already seen, overall faster browsing experience and others. It costs $99 and will be made available on March 16th.
Now, Netflix has announced that it will offer 1080p streaming for the new Apple TV with direct iTunes Store Account billing.
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.
Now, with a software update on your Apple TV, this seamless sign up and billing experience extends to the second generation Apple TV. The new sign up and payment experience on Apple TV is available wherever Netflix is, including in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Netflix’s iOS app is available for free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.