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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 11556 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horribly embarassing gift!!

    Posted
    Jallen4767

    Bought for a close friend for Christma, a guy who has everything Apple including a perfectly good gen 3 Apple TV. The remote skips through way ahead or way back just like another reviewer said, the screensaver won't slide though photos no matter what library is picked. It keeps rotating the same photo over and over even though there are many photos in each library.. It automatically powers off his projection screen TV so he has to turn it back on. He's extremely Apple products savvy...so I am taking this back to Best Buy this week. He wants no part of it and is happy enough with his gen 3. What a big disappointment!! As for me as the "giftee"...I paid my cc off leaving a zero balance and Best Buy only refunds the card used so now I'll have a credit of $161.00 on my Visa when I don't want want that bank having my money until I use my card for new purchases! I want it back as a cash refund so I can put back in the checking account I used to pay the credit card off! Disappointing for me as well!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality Apple Product

    Posted
    Mikem704
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    After seeing the WWDC video about the new TVOS which will be available this fall. I decided to upgrade from the previous Apple TV to the new 32gig model while Best Buy had them on sale. This one is very stable compared to the previous one model which I would have to reboot by pulling the power cable once in awhile. How wise was my purchase? I'm not sure yet, it depends on what happens with our cable company/internet provider. I do watch movies on Plex TV and in the past had to use a Fire TV so buying the newer Apple TV allowed me to reduce some clutter around the TV. My only wish is that there was more free content. Let me add I really liked the old remote, it's very easy to use in the dark by the feel of the buttons. The new remote is even better, just picking it up turns on the Apple TV and the finger sweep touch pad is super easy to use. More features coming in the fall when the TVOS is upgraded, I can't wait!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth it!

    Posted
    Tati
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    I bought a Roku 2 (2015) at first and I loved it, but I didn't like that it wasn't easy to stream content from my iphone/ipad to the Roku. Of course AppleTV has airplay and it is exactly what I wanted! Unfortunately, you can't airplay the xfinity app from your phone/ipad without jailbreaking (the main reason I wanted a streaming device), but it has a lot of the xfinity apps, which is okay (better than nothing). Plus, I like the Apple interface better than the Roku. It just looks cleaner. (The 2015 Roku2 is awesome though if you do get it!) I really like the scenic screensavers. It has a lot of great apps and the store is always adding something new, so that is great! Tons of free apps (not just the useless ones). I haven't used Siri because I feel weird talking to a remote, but my friends have this too and really enjoy the Siri feature. I don't know anything about specs. I have a 55" 4K TV and everything looks CRISP! Apple Music on the TV is just like on the phone/ipad - it's wonderful!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    Posted
    Evop
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    This is my second Apple TV and while more expensive than other options, it's great. The remote is very responsive and works very well. I suggest linking an iPhone as your remote for the Apple TV when you have to input usernames and passwords, since you can type it in rather than use the remote. Siri also works amazingly well, and it's easy to find what you're looking for using it. I've had an app crash once using the unit for a few months now, and have had no other issues. I use directv now, along with all of the apps that go along with it and it's been wonderful. I have a Samsung tv, but the Apple TV automictally turns the tv on and off when I turn the Apple TV on and off, which it did by itself, which is nice. I have a current generation 4K roku in my bedroom which works well, but there certainly is a lag compared to many operations on the Appletv. Overall it's a great product that is built well that I use everyday.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it

    Posted
    kc10boom
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm not biased when it comes to media players. I've used Western Digital , Roku, and Android. I own several Apple products (iPhone, iPad, iPad mini) however this player just doesn't live up to the hype. Although the interface of the apps themselves look great compared to my Roku 3 & 4, the apps seem to always crash, freeze up, etc. I've encountered this often with Netflix, Plex, and the new PS Vue (although it just came out so some issues are expected). Typically the fix is to restart the device. I've got plenty of IT experience but there is only so much troubleshooting you can do on a locked down device. The Siri integration may be great but overall the remote control is a mess functionality wise but I just use my Logitech Harmony. My MXQ Pro Player beats this thing out in terms of reliability. I would stay away from this player unless you have been an exclusive Apple user since day 1 and need the integration with all your devices.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mostly favorable, with some exceptions.

    Posted
    Buyer
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    Apple TV came with minimal instructions, way too minimal than this senior citizen need to make it work. I call Apple for help and an hour or so later it was set-up. I wanted to be able to view photographs from my iPad on my tv. This was much easier to do. I had created a photo album for my recently deceased sister's memorial gathering. I ran the album on a loop on Apple TV for quite a while with no problem. Then something went wrong. Apple TV started mixing in photos from my iPad that were not in the memorial album. I was not able to stop the new version. Eventually I unplugged Apple TV and it stopped. Everyone seemed to enjoy both versions of the slide show. I sure wish I knew what happened.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not terribly different from past ATV

    Posted
    Matt
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    I purchased this when my previous Apple TV was on the fritz. As always, I was excited to open it and get it hooked up. Set up was simple and self-explanatory, especially if you've set up an Apple TV in the past. I kept it for a couple of days, downloaded some apps, played some games, used Siri a bunch. Ultimately, I ended up returning it. There's nothing wrong with this by any stretch. It just didn't feel like it was leaps and bounds beyond my past Apple TV. Searching with Siri was nice, but didn't feel as polished as I would like it too. I don't subscribe to cable, so many of the apps that require cable logins were of little use to me. I opted to replace my power supply on my past Apple TV with a new one from eBay, at a cost of four dollars. I was a little sad to have to return this, but it just didn't have enough value to justify the cost at the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Life, So Easy

    Posted
    SirJeebus
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    The Apple TV makes life for media so easy. I originally stopped in for an Amazon Fire stick, or whatever, and saw this on the shelf. I instantly remembered how much I enjoy using a friends Apple TV when I am house sitting for them. Not only that, I'm an iPhone/iPad user, and the two go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. I was able to load all the apps I currently use such as PLEX, HBOGO, and NETFLIX for my video streaming, ESPNGO for my sports, and also being able to AirPlay from my phone or iPad straight through to the TV for music or YouTube(app also available) make my entertainment life so easy, I wish I had done it sooner. My absolute only CON about this Gen 4 remote, is that its touch sensitivity is so high, even after settings adjustment, one must set the remote aside when your selection is complete. Leaving it next to you in your chair or bed will undoubtedly cause errant fast forwards, pauses, or menu recalls exactly when you don't want them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased!

    Posted
    gwalchmai21
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    Having iPhones in the house, I wanted to go with an Apple product for TV watching as we recently kicked our cable subscription to the curb. I've used Chromecast, Roku, etc., and even the old Apple TV, so I more or less knew what to expect with this purchase. However, this has so far been better than I expected. Excellent picture quality with HDMI connection, stable WiFi, and nowhere near the glitchy-ness and lag of other devices of this type. It's BIG step above the apps that are native in my Vizio smart TV--using Hulu or Netflix is much faster, more responsive, higher quality picture, and an all-around more pleasant experience with the Apple TV. And the new remote is fantastic. I'm not an Apple fanboy, either, for all I use an iPhone. If you're looking for an app-connected device for your TV, this is seriously the best platform out there...a bit pricey, but you get what you pay for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just get the last generation

    Posted
    JoeB
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    I bought this to replace my aging Apple TV. It's more money than the last generation but I figured the voice controls would be nice and the faster processor would load content faster. But this unit is much more buggy than my old ATV, it freezes or restarts itself enough to be annoying. There is a constant lag when using the remote. The voice controls are so bad they are useless. By the time Siri gets what you are saying you could have just found it the old way. I love the ability to stream to the Apple TV from all of my devices but that's possible on the older cheaper option. I'd recommend waiting until Apple finally gets Siri on the same level as Alexa or OK Google, and hopefully stops requiring you to need the remote for voice commands ( more like Amazons Alexa speaker). In the end this devices is not advanced enough for the price so you may as well wait for the next gen or buy the old cheap one, I wish I had.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesomeitize your tv

    Posted
    37Studios
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    All I knew what I wanted an Apple TV. I bought an older one for my mom's birthday prior to that and figured I would get a new one when it came out. I had no idea how much better it would be than the previous generation. It's like an iPhone, for your tv! If we didn't have dish, I could live off of just that I'm sure. I love the trackpad, and AirPlay for showcasing pictures and videos, because I am a film maker. And also, the Bluetooth is awesome, it's very reliable. I connected my sound bar to it no problem, and it's a Samsung! Long story short, if your looking for a great gadget to improve your tv, don't waste your time on that fire tv or rocky stuff. Go for the big guns! You won't regret it! God bless you guys!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    If you're already in the Apple ecosystem, do it.

    Posted
    Lepermessiah
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    I can't compare this to other streaming products out there, but as someone already hip-deep in the Apple ecosphere, the integration with their other products is very convenient. Setup really was a breeze, just needed my Apple ID and I was set to go in a snap. Good channel selection (hereafter referred to as apps), fast and responsive software, and the voice dictation works really well and makes navigating all the content really simple. Occasionally I have had some problems streaming on certain apps, like FX, where it kept cutting out, but I fault the app developer more so than I do Apple. Still, I'm taking away 1 star for that. All in all, I would highly recommend it. If you already have the 3rd Gen Apple TV, you're not getting a whole lot more (games mainly, which I haven't tried), but it is noticeably faster and you get a more refined experience overall. Two thumbs up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed

    Posted
    Grumpy
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I usually think apple makes exceptional products I have their iMacs, iPhones, iPads, and have purchased every generation of the apple tv. BUT this Apple tv is a JOKE!!! it has a lot of potential but it was not even close to being ready for public release. The remote is what makes the few good things about the apple tv disappear. It is the worse remote I've ever tried in any of the streaming boxes. I like that all my apple products communicate between each other but I can also do that with my 3rd gen apple tv. Save your money don't buy this just yet! Maybe in the future with updates and more apps this could be a great streaming box but right now the ROKU 4 is much much better!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really great product needing maturing

    Posted
    Turtlenorthwest
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    To be up front, I did not ever own the earlier Apple TV, so cannot compare the two. That being said, I think this is a great product that is still a little early in its life, and needs some maturing. Netflix and Hulu work great, as well or maybe slightly better than on my Roku. There are some wonderful content providers via the apps (Smithsonian and TED Talks are at the top for me) and both are free. Here is what I would like to see in the future. 1. Much clearer notice if a "channel" or app, is fully tied to a cable tv provider and only shows clips, partially tied (latest episode of a show for free), or available fully without having a cable tv provider (either free or with a monthly subscription (like Showtime or HBO). 2. More premium content available. Again, like Showtime or HBO. 3. Basically an a la cart cable package without having to deal with having cable tv with 500 channels just to get the 10 channels that you watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade

    Posted
    MediaScreaming
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    I own the previous generation AppleTV, this one is a great upgrade. Pros: * Speed - much faster than the last one and seems quicker than Roku * App store - a lot more options for media and games. Before it was limited to whatever Apple provided. Cons: * The remote - its not horrible but it can be annoying to type with and is super sensitive. I have accidentally fast forwarded movies just by picking up the remote. This is easily remedied by using a universal remote or downloading the remote app on your iphone. * Missing some apps - This is more Amazon's fault by not including their app here. Would be nice to have all services in one device. Also, still no Spotify. Overall, great media streamer. If you only have Amazon Prime, look elsewhere, otherwise this is a top contender.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like fine wine, getting better with age.

    Posted
    AmyGee
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    We have an earlier edition of Apple TV. Although we thought the capability of that model was great, generation 4 Apple TV will run circles around the prior edition without breaking a sweat. Also, the ability to "store".up to 32 gb of data on the Apple TV just sweetens the purchase decision all the more. As of right now we're living in temporary housing while we await the build-out of our new townhome. We're using our Apple TV Gen 4, with a $35 DIRECTV Now subscription, and couldn't be happier with the Gen 4's usability and picture quality (we're using a wireless "N" connection). Once we settle in on a show to watch, I challenge you to detect the difference between "live DIRECTV" and Apple's Gen 4 width DIRECTV Now? To that end if you're contemplating purchasing Apple TV's gen 4, hesitate no more. Your money will be well spent leaving you one happy customer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent streamer

    Posted
    Sarah
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    I had an older Roku before purchasing Apple TV. I have started to convert to Apple products due to their reliability, and this was no disappointment to the Apple family. I love that I can access my music and purchased movies, and add multiple Apple accounts. My husband added himself and when he logs into his profile all his music and movies are readily available. I also put on several apps such as Netflix, and several networks that allows streaming with your cable package. I don't have on Demand in my bedroom so this helps to close that gap. The wifi connection is also very strong. All signals from my living room to my bedroom are very weak even though it is a short distance, but this Apple TV had no issues streaming what so ever! The remote and maneuverability in programs is very smooth and easy to use. The only downside I had was I couldn't get Amazon Instant, but I assume that will come in time just like some other apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Apple TV yet, but a couple minor flaws

    Posted
    fateexceeds
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    Overall, the new Apple TV is incredible. It is extremely easy to set up with another iOS device - just pair via Bluetooth with an iPhone, hold the iPhone near the Apple TV, and within seconds, it's connected to your wi-fi network and configured. The new interface and aerial screen saver looks great, and the App Store is a major plus, with a decent selection of games already. Also, the new remote with touchpad and Siri button is pretty great and works surprisingly well with the games I've tried (Rayman Adventures, Crossy Road, Jetpack Joyride, etc.). There are a couple of minor flaws: shuffle buttons don't always appear for playlists in Apple Music, and password entry is a pain on the new remote as the letters are arranged horizontally (tip: use an old Apple TV remote with the new Apple TV to restore the old letter grid!).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keeps getting better

    Posted
    AmyGee
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    We own an earlier version of AppleTV. Although the prior model worked just fine, it lacked the ability to integrate DIRECTV. So, my husband and I decided to give the generation 4 model a go. Installation was a breeze. The ability to utilize the remote control to enter data was surpassed by the choice to utilize a connected device such as a phone, PC, and/or iPad. I myself utilized my phone. Easy-peezie lemon squeeze. Getting DIRECTV up and running was a snap (following the on screen instructions). Picture quality was awesome. Since our setup was a temporary one, we utilized an Ethernet cable rather than a Wi-Fi signal. So my review re: picture quality should be taken into account when reading reviews for picture quality playback. All things considered. If you have an earlier model of Apple TV, go for the gen 4 version. You will not be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely the future of tv

    Posted
    Shunchan
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    I have had access to the demo Apple TV in my store for quite a while and have slowly fallen in love with this device. While it doesn't give you any included entertainment out of the box besides free apps like YouTube and others; if you're a subscriber to an online content provider like Hulu or Netflix or even if you like purchasing your content directly from iTunes as well the Apple TV centralizes all your content and makes it accessible on the biggest screen in your home. The interface is slick and easy to navigate, and Siri makes navigating and finding content practically effortless. The Apple TV also functions as a HomeKit remote bridge, allowing for remote control and automation of HomeKit devices, it's been rather nice coming home to find my philips hue lights on. Overall the new generation of the Apple TV is a slam dunk, I can't wait to see where Apple takes this. #Blueshirtapproved

    I would recommend this to a friend