Apple TV is a small, $99 box that runs a version of iOS on the inside and streams iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, MLB, NHL, and dozens of other services in up to 1080p directly to your big screen HDTV. It can also AirPlay content from, and even mirror the display of, your iPhone or iPad. What's more, the Apple TV is Amazingly simple to set up and use... once you know how!
If you have a newer Apple TV and an iPhone or iPad that meet the system requirements, you can use the tap-to-set-up method in order to quickly transfer settings from one device to another. Check this guide out first to see if your devices are compatible. If not, return here to set up your Apple TV manually in the next section.
That's all there is to it. You can now start to explore your new Apple TV. The top row of icons all represent Apple services such as iTunes Radio, Music, Movies, and TV Shows. The next several rows feature channels such as PBS, HBO Go, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more. For some services, you may need a specific subscription in order to access them. Clicking into a channel should tell you any information you need to know about accessing it.
As a side tip, if you don't fancy using the little silver remote that comes with the Apple TV, which most people don't, you can pick up the Remote app for iPhone and iPad in the App Store for free. This gives you better range as well as a full keyboard for text input. It's a much better way to experience the Apple TV and if you have an iPhone or an iPad, it's a must download app.
If you need any additional help or have specific questions check out our Apple TV Forum!