Apple will offer Apple TV's equipped with much larger hard drives from June 1.

The move to introduce a 160GB drive configuration as a build-to-order option is a direct response to complaints that the previously available 40GB drive was too small for many users digital media collections.

The new larger hard drive offers four times the storage for up to 200 hours of video, 36,000 songs, 25,000 photos or a combination of each, Apple claims.

Apple TV has a suggested retail price of £199 (including VAT). Apple TV with a 160GB hard drive will be available from 1 June for a suggested retail price of £269 (including VAT)