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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent, if you buy into apple.

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    FR432
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    Ignoring apps and the big things Apple has pitched, my primary reason for buying this are two key points. 1. This is the only AppleTV that will play Apple Music. Without having to airplay from another device, that is. 2. It will directly connect to bluetooth headphones. That means you can watch Netflix or whatever else wirelessly with a set of cans that has a greater compatibility to other things than a dedicated home theater set. Wanna watch Jurassic World in silence? Do it. Wanna pause it and listen to some tunes as you do house work, you can. Yeah, "the apps aren't there" because it was released yesterday. Review the hardware today and what third parties offer in 6 months. It's a great product today and will only get better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Decodes Dolby Digital Plus audio.

    Posted
    Kent
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    The new Apple TV is a fantastic streaming box! In addition to being extremely fast with it's new processor, it's 802.11ac wifi antennas offer very fast downloading speeds so that never again will you wait while your video is buffering. But it also has one major feature that it's biggest rival Roku does not offer, Dolby Digital Plus decoding. The reason that's important, is that Netflix and Amazon Prime Video use DD+ as their audio. If you don't have a home theater that's newer than three years old or a streaming box that can decode it, you will not be able to listen to those apps / channels in 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. Roku offers DD+ passthrough, but that does you no good if you own a home theater that's three years old, or older because they don't have the ability to decode DD+, I found that out when I bought my Roku 3. The only thing that I don't like about the new Apple TV is that as of this writing, the Apple TV doesn't offer Amazon Prime Video, but from what I've been reading, that will be getting added soon to the lineup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    789BR
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    We have been using our PS3 as our "smart TV" for almost 6 years now, but our bedroom TV was hooked to a smart blu-ray player that has a terrible menu system. So we went with Apple TV to change that (also because of the "mirror" function, which is pretty handy). I don't particularly like the iTunes store for movies (I think Vudu provides a much better service, and Apple TV does not support Vudu, which is a bummer), but I like the Apps. The Apple TV is *very* responsive, easy to set up and use. I didn't think I was going to like it as much as I do, but I'm pretty happy with it. It's a bit overpriced (so are all Apple products), and my Roku stick works well too in the other bedroom, so I'd say if you're trying to save some cash, the Roku stick won't disappoint but if you use other apple devices, the Apple TV can have more use than just making your TV smart. Now, between an Apple TV and a PS3, I'd choose a PS3 because you can have Sony Vue and not pay a fortune for cable, and it is also a blu-ray and DVD player. But for the smart function only (no disc playing), the Apple TV is a great choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the new device

    Posted
    FTWJC
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    I have had an Apple TV since the first one came out, and as much as I have loved my older AppleTV, you could tell it was getting a little outdated, and in need of a refresh. Love how smooth and quick the interface is, huge difference from the older layout and interface, with this new device, it brings it closer to how an iOS device is used. Another great upgrade was the addition of Siri, although at first I thought I would probably never use, since I truly never really make use of it on my iPhone or iPad, but surprisingly I have used it considerably with the new generation, its so much easier than having to use the trackpad on the remote (yes, there is a trackpad on the remote). Overall I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to have a device that can access the majority of the entertainment options available currently such as Netflix, Hulu, etc I am even using it to view live over the air TV via Plex using my Tablo device (just waiting for Tablo to come out with their native AppleTV app).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Update to a Great Product

    Posted
    ferjen
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    I previously owned the Apple TV 2nd Generation. When my daughter left for college, I gave her one of them and upgraded to this one for a theater/music room I'm working on. The Siri feature works pretty good for what I've used it for so far, which is quickly going to specific songs in my library that I play along with. I went with the smaller one because I'm not much into playing games. HomeKit will be bigger in the future and Apple TV is positioning itself as the hub. I'd like to see Apple play nice with others and start including apps like Vudu, but my SMART TV has that built in already anyway. Between iTunes and Vudu, I've transitioned my BluRay library completely to streaming only, and Apple TV is the only way to access those iTunes movies. It also looks like 4K streaming is on the horizon, so this more powerful Apple TV version should be able to handle the bigger data processing associated with 4K. Only downside so far for me is the remote. I actually preferred the older version better. I have a difficult time fast forwarding and rewinding with the new remote.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well Polished Experience

    Posted
    Daniel
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    I had the gen 2 Apple TV for a long time at 720p and just recently purchased the Hisense 4K TV so I figured it was time for an upgrade. I picked up the new 32GB Apple TV and it's great. The interface is fast. The new remote took a little getting used to. It took a day or 2 to get comfortable with it but now that I'm used to the touch pad, I am very accurate. The voice control works well and is useful. I really like being able to manage the apps like iOS so I don't have a long list of apps on the screen that I'll never use as was the case with the previous version interface. Searching for a show pulls up results from different services like Hulu, Netflix and iTunes. The Aerial video screensavers are honestly really entertaining to watch and have in the background. Yes there is no 4K, but if you are invested in the Apple ecosystem and have a decent sized iTunes library, this is a solid upgrade from the previous Apple TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great...

    Posted
    SteveC75
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    This is our third generation of Apple TVs. It's the best that Apple has done, for sure. However, the remote and it's touch interface can be pretty maddening at times. Very touchy, and does not always work as advertised. Voice commands are iffy at best, and often route you right back to the iTunes store in an attempt to get you to buy/rent from Apple. We've had this unit for over a year, and it is having some serious issues. Often just stops playing, even with a strong signal and plenty of bandwidth/speed. Remote often glitches out, and will not function at all. Quite frustrating. Will not play Amazon Prime video, either. Really? Come on Apple. And why will Apple not support video streaming in 4K? Apple used to be my "go-to" company, as their products just worked. In the past couple of years, Apple seems to have strayed from this mindset. I have to reset this unit constantly, just to watch Netflix. Purchased a Roku Elite recently, and it's a much better option. Just works... and works in 4K.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product in a crowded category

    Posted
    Konofly
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    If you don't have any smart features connected to your tv yet then just buy this and call it a day. Now I'd bet that you probably have an Xbox/PS4, or a Roku, or a Amazon Fire, or even a BluRay or TV that can stream Netflix and do a good deal of other streaming. At this point you have to determine how much the additional features matter to you, but more likely if you are buying this it's because your like me and have many other Apple devices and it just makes streaming things to your TV/Entertainment system a total breeze. This takes streaming one step further with AirPlay for any iPhone/Mac/Apple product that you have which is quite convenient. It also gives you access to the entire iTunes Store for all the movies, tv or music that you could want. But where it really shines is in all of the network tv apps that let you watch programs on demand with your cable/dish login info. It is a well thought out product that lives up to the Apple standard that you have come to expect from Apple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive Streaming Device

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    MPW270
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    I did a lot of research into a streaming device for a second TV and decided on the Apple TV 4. I'm not a cord-cutter, so having a cable subscription really opens up the power of various apps on this device. Using the cable provider login, I can access live and current content on many of the TV channel apps. My provider also has a live TV app on the iPad, which I can mirror to the TV for truly live TV. I mounted the ATV4 to the back of a new Samsung 32" LED TV and I now have a portable TV to move around the house. I love the setup and would highly recommend it to anyone. The ATV4 is fast! It streams HD content almost instantly, with almost no noticible buffering. I have a Samsung Bluray player that runs Netflix on my main TV and its noticible slower to "get up to" HD video. The games on the ATV4 won't compete with PS4/XBox1, but they are a fun little time killer. I don't have a game pad for the ATV4, but that might make a few games better to play. If you have a Mac computer, there is a way to sideload Kodi onto it, but I have not attempted this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great device for streaming and games.

    Posted
    stefanieRibarra
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    All start by saying I exchanged it for the 64 GB like the next day. Is not that I run out of memory or anything like that is just that when I searched the App Store and saw they had really cool games like Disney infinity 3.0 for example, I kind of figure it be better to have more memory. I'm really enjoying this new Apple TV. I had the previews one for about 4-5 years so I figured it was worth the upgrade. I like the addition of the apps, games, the new interface, Siri and all the new features. I got the nimbus game controller that Apple sells with Disney infinity starter pack and it's pretty cool. Really fun playing with the controller. If you are an iOS consumer meaning you buy movies, tv and so on from apple this is a must have for you... If not if you are an android user then it's up to you. My ecosystem is Apple so I figured this is a great addition. I'm guessing that now that it has an App Store Amazon video and so on will come soon to Apple TV which will make it even better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthy upgrade for AppleTV, but the remote fails.

    Posted
    HurtTech
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    I really like the ability to install apps and games on the AppleTV, this version is great for that ability. If you have an Apple device centered home, this is a valuable accessory. We can AirPlay to the AppleTV from any macOS or iOS device and it works wonderfully. We watch Hulu, Netflix, History Channel, Youtube and all other sorts of streaming sources of entertainment. The remote has some nice new features, a touchpad for navigation, a volume control button that works "Out of the Box" with your HDMI connected TV, accelerometers for gaming and a microphone so you can voice search for content. The drawbacks for this remote: 1. There is no mute button on it, that's missed if you plan to control the volume settings with the remote. 2. The accelerometers detect motion of the remote. If you have the remote laying on your bed while watching TV, if it gets moved it may disrupt your viewing pleasure. Overall, it's still a great purchase, just be aware that this remote has to be handled differently.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not much different

    Posted
    bobk
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    This Apple TV, 4th generation, isn't much different from the 3rd generation for my purposes and I have both. I don't play games or need the added memory it has on board so it's does the same thing as my old one but maybe faster. For the price that Apple charges (as usual) you would think it would stream 4K like the new ROKU 4 but not a chance. And the ROKU is cheaper in price. I really have no complaints about this item except for the new remote. The touch pad takes a lot of getting used to. It took me a few days before I started actually getting to where I wanted to be without going all over the place. Now I use Siri voice command whenever I can and I also downloaded the Apple TV app on my iPhone and it's easier to use for navigating. This is a typical Apple product...way too expensive and needing to catch up with others like ROKU for services (Amazon Video and Spotify) and convenience like streaming 4K. BTW, I have two ROKU's also so I'm familiar with what I say.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice but.....

    Posted
    Rxman318
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    The Apple TV is great, it does everything it's stated and just like its previous version, it's always getting better. A more " luxury" item over its competitors and a great user interface. However I do not like that it cannot view 4k content. Even the 30.00 alternative has that ability. Maybe it's something that can be patched in the future but from what I've researched, it will not be done. Which means Apple will be making a new one in the future to support 4k. If you have a previous version of Apple TV, this product refresh isn't groundbreaking and not worth the cost. I would skip this generation if you're looking for a way to view 4k content such as Netflix and Hulu. I would reccomend it for users who just love the Apple brand products and do not want it to be your main media component. Also buyer beware. It doesn't have an optical output. So if your wanting to use an older surround sound receiver, you may need to invest in a hdmi to optical converter.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Experimenting, and happy so far

    Posted
    shard
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    I have been following the development of AppleTV for years and felt the newest iteration deserved taking the plunge (a recent relocation resulting in getting trapped by a cable monopoly also factored in). I am presuming the experience will improve and cord-cutting will be more feasible as Apple negotiates deals with broadcasters and developers crank out the apps. Live programming, particularly news and sports, are the "miss" so far as most still require a cable provider password and username (i.e., ESPN). I must say, creating your own menu, as compared to checking the cable guide, totally changes viewing habits. Binge-watching things you've missed due to scheduling/time constraints is edifying. Friends and associates have recommended shows but it"s tough to keep track of what obscure channel is producing it, and jumping in mid-stream isn't the way to get "hooked". Asking Siri to find such-and-such and the ability to start at the beginning is a HUGE advantage to enjoying the better programming now available from so many sources.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the 3rd generation Apple TV

    Posted
    Vee3
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    If you had any of the previous Apple Tvs, you know you are stuck with the apps that apple has already loaded on them. With the apple 4 there is now an app store where you have a much bigger selection of apps to pick from. As far as functionality, it works as smooth as the other models. Gave only four stars due to the dislike of the remote that comes with it. I normally use the app on my iphone to control the apple tv but on occasion I may reach for the remote that came with it. The remote functions fine but the materials are to delicate, one drop on the tile floor and it shattered the glass on the remote. I actually prefer the older apple tv remotes that were just made out of metal, they still work on the current model apple tvs. If you already have the apple Eco system in play or are wanting to start using it, the apple 4 tv is a good one to start with or upgrade to. If you have a 4K tv I would get the 4k apple tv.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really, really like it

    Posted
    RevX
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    My first experience with Apple TV wasn't good. My parents had purchased one a few years ago. It was an original model, naturally, and they had wanted something to show pictures on their TV from their iPad. Great concept! But it was SLOW and nearly dysfunctional. Granted, this could have been an issue with their iPad or even their WIFI, but it was bad. However, technology progresses and I'd heard good things so I took a chance on this 32G model. Wow it's pretty cool! Mine is set up WIFI and there is no latency at all, even with my router being 30 feet down a hall and around the corner. It's fast. It integrates with all my other iDevices, and the Bluetooth really makes it device-friendly. You can hook keyboards, mice if you like... I did give it four stars and not five because I wish it would come with a keyboard. The remote is killer, but using it to type is a pain. The voice commands are nice but a keyboard would be icing for me. I would definitely recommend this little guy to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for Apple Users...but no 4K.

    Posted
    Mannyj24
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    Apple's latest iteration of the Apple TV brings some nice aesthetic improvements as well as some convenience changes that make the product an improvement over previous generations. The choices of background colors (light or dark) is nice if the TV will be on and streaming music in the background when you have people over, especially if you have a large screen. Additionally, the interface, which is not pre-populated with apps (such as Netflix), is clean and easy to use and understand. The setup of the Apple TV was easy as I simply had to put my iPhone with Bluetooth on next to the Apple TV and voila, ready to go within a minute. I have yet to use the controller for any of the Apple TV games that can be downloaded (some paid some free), but think I can see myself accessing them later for when guests are over. One thing that is missing is 4k ability which is unfortunate because TV seems to be heading that direction. Overall, nice improvements, and updated look.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    Posted
    AVExpert
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    I wish I could replace the Rokus in my house with the new Apple TVs, but alas, we're not quite there yet. There's an App Store, which opens it up to developers like Roku and Firestick. (So awesome to have PLEX running legit!) However the lack of an Amazon Prime app (more of Amazon's fault) and incompatability with my cable provider Charter on some apps (HBO, Showtime, Nickelodeon) means I'll be hanging on to the Rokus for a little while yet. The Apple TV interface has always been the most pleasant to interact with, however the new remote is a bit of a miss. It's touch surface is pretty sensitive, and while you get used to it, the layout and weight means you invariable hold it backwards at least 50% of the time. It also is not very pleasant as a game controller. Also, Siri is severely hampered and can pretty much only search the web. But if you have iTunes media and Netflix/Hulu subscription, want AirPlay and casual games, it's pretty spot on. And will only improve as the platform matures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Letdown

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    sunshineguinn
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    As someone upgrading from a second generation Apple TV, I was not expecting said upgrade to be so unpleasant. At the time of the upgrade, I was technically looking for a gift for my mother, who I had given my 2nd gen Apple TV to a few years ago. While her hatred of the touch pad on the remote is a matter of opinion, some other features are more plainly negative. For example, while in the Netflix app, searching for Orange Is The New Black brought us into the iTunes Store so we could purchase the show. A ridiculous action, compounded in absurdity since we could freely watch OITNB with our already paid for subscription to Netflix. Thankfully, Best Buy's 15-day window allowed us to exchange this disappointment for the Roku Premiere, which I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone looking for a great streaming media player. For those of you used to streaming from iTunes to your Apple TV, check out the free version of Plex to pair with your Roku.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So much better than "Smart TVs"

    Posted
    JASinCL
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    I will start out by saying that this isn't something that you need, but it is something that can make your TV viewing so much more enjoyable. I have never used an easier interface to access TV programming - it blows the "Smart TV" interface away by a long shot. The Siri search feature works very well, and if you're a Netflix user, makes finding anything you want a breeze. Add to it an ever growing list of apps, including games, and it makes for an excellent add on to your TV. A few improvements that I would like to see are the ability of Siri to search music, DVR functionality, and more TV content. A major downside to Comcast Xfinity subscribers is that Comcast doesn't seem to want to play nice and make it easy to authorize TV apps through the Apple TV - even for channels that you're already paying Comcast for! Guess they want you to rent more of their equipment...At any rate, as Apple continues to invest in the development of this product, I believe it will be something I can't live without.

    I would recommend this to a friend