Apple cuts iTunes Store support for first-gen TV streamer

Apple is to introduce security changes that will prevent earlier models of its Apple TV from accessing the iTunes Store. The upgrade will also affect Windows XP and Vista PCs.

From 25th May, owners will no longer be able to make new purchases from the iTunes Store or re-download previous purchases. Those with second, third, fourth (pictured top) and fifth generation Apple TVs will receive the update.

Apple officially branded the first-gen TV 'obsolete' a few years ago, but this could be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy streamer.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.