Apple TV First Generation Won't Get Netflix Streaming

At yesterday's Apple event, the Cupertino-based company unveiled the brand-spanking new Apple TV. It's a vast improvement over the original, surely, and that's all well and good. But what about the old version? One main feature of the new box has just been confirmed to be missing from the old version: Netflix.

Actually, while Netflix may be the main focus for some customers out there, if you've got yourself an older Apple TV, you're not getting a software upgrade to bring you any of the new additional features. Sad, to be sure, but apparently Apple must feel that the new software will not run well enough on the older model. And, if that really is the case, then it's probably better that they're not including it.

But, if you do have an older Apple TV, you'll be happy to know that it will continue to work just fine — it won't blow up on you or anything. So hopefully that $229 investment you put out isn't looking like a complete waste now — unless you plan on dropping the $99 to get your hands on the new, Netflix-packing version. Your call.

[via 9to5 Mac]