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Apple - Apple TV – 32GB (4th Generation) - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 11376 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    AirPlay lags

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    Miguel
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    I purchased the Apple TV so I could use my TV as a second screen. There was too much lag when moving the mouse or typing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Lag in mirror mode disappointing

    Posted
    dhpark77
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    When playing videos (on my laptop) through iTunes, connecting to Apple TV does not diminish performance. But when mirroring my MacPro not through the iTunes program, video lags quite a bit. Otherwise, other Apple TV functions work well. I would recommend if the issue I mentioned is not critical.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    use it to mimic my ipad

    Posted
    Rsmith02181980
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    i use it to mimic my ipad for things like amazon prime and over video things, how ever games played from the ipad on the tv have a bit of lag in them. I have not tried the games that you can get for the apple tv yet, because I dont have the game pad which is another purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hard to connect AirPlay

    Posted
    Reese
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    Streaming movies from iPhone to Apple TV can be frustrating. Constant delays and connection errors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Worth the price

    Posted
    Ankit
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    Most applications hang. There is airplay lag and application crash rate is too high

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love my Apple TV

    Posted
    akeithh
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    Have had several generations and they just get better. Looking forward to the 4k version but appreciate the fact that content lags the technology so I'm not in a hurry. I also have Roku and without a doubt the ATV's interface is the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love it but...

    Posted
    cableuser
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    This is a nice upgrade for the Apple TV. The only thing I've noticed is that at times mirroring to the Apple TV using my iPhone 6 doesn't always connect. There's also a slight lag while using to present but not enough to cause any disruptions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love this product

    Posted
    Gabby
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    Great product! Definitely awesome if you don't have a smart tv. The new App Store allows you to download a lot of options, now including Pandora. The remote makes it easier to swipe across letters for searches or simply use the Siri mode. Only thing I don't enjoy is that the Apple TV sometimes freezes or lags and I have to turn off my tv occasionally to reset it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A little over rated

    Posted
    Customerisalwaysright
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    I've had this apple tv for about a month now and to be honest I should have saved some money and brought a roku. My biggest issue with it is the screen mirroring. The lag time is very annoying and it doesn't always stay connected. You would that Apple by now can make a product that works as soon as they release it rather than have to wait for a million updates get it right. Save your dollars on this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple TV is great!

    Posted
    DinShawnee
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    I love Apple TV. I started with 2nd generation and moved to 4th. I simply don't understand two things that kept this from being a 5 star rating. 1) Why the ethernet port is only 10/100 (although I have no trouble streaming); and 2) No 4k resolution at this point. Come on Apple you are lagging behind despite being the innovator in this area. I am living with it for now only because of the lack of 4k content, but that is changing fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Apple trying to do too much

    Posted
    Pepsicola57
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    I went into purchasing this product without very high expectations but hoping to be wowed. In a world where almost every piece of technology can stream services, connect to your favorite apps, or utilize wireless or blue tooth technology to connect to your device, the new apple TV is just another in a stream of devices. It lags just as much as any other streaming services if you don't have a fast enough internet speed. I would go with a Google Chromebox over this any day as the price is comparative AND the Chromebox doubles as a mini computer. If you are a mac enthusiast then this is right up your alley. If you like flexibility, and options, go with something else.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wait for about a year before buying it!

    Posted
    Jonah
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    Great product by hardware. Unfortunately it fall short to software/OS. In my case, it always boots me out of my network, and when I'm connected it's laggy and slow most of the time. I have an apple extreme router. I like it, but I have to wait for a year, hopefully by then software issues are fixed. So for for now, back to my old Apple TV which runs faster and more reliable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Just get the last generation

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slick Conference Room Device

    Posted
    TLaw
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    The new AppleTV works flawlessly. The blue tooth connectivity allows it to be hidden behind the television so line of sight is no longer an issue. We installed it in multiple conference rooms in a law firm. Project documents in the room we are in or broadcast the screen into a neighboring conference room. Also, the Siri-enabled remote (though more limited than the Siri-telephone) is a nice feature. You can change volume and use the remote like a mouse. All are nice additions over the previous remote. There is a slight lag between what is on the computer screen and what shows up on the video monitor. This is bothersome enough to know the rating down a notch. This does not seem to be a problem for videos, just using documents. Otherwise, this would get five stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AppleTv is far better than FireStick and Chromcast

    Posted
    JayD
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    First thing, I bought the great deal of Apple TV 4th generation on Best Buy in which I got game controller worth 50$ as free. When you compare all the features with FireStick and Chromcast, all features are same except major 2 things. One is you can cast anything on TV whether it's on web browser or any app or any device. You can mirror your iPhone or any Apple device to big screen with just one click. That's awesome. In Chromcast, you can cast video from app or chrome browser only. Second is if you have smart HomeKit, Philips Hue bulbs etc, you can Control it from another corner of the world. It doesn't require to be connected on same WiFi connection. Apple has synchronized everything with Apple ID. I guess this feature is also not available in FireStick and Chromcast. Although Apple remote looks really nice with small and slick design, unfortunately it connects with Apple TV via Bluetooth. So, it's frequently disconnected or you have to keep it in range in order to operate it. But Apple has included in built remote in iOS 11 which makes no use of Apple remote. Gaming experience is also awesome when you cast iPhone screen on big screen and play the game. There is negligible lag between audio and video when you play the game. Last thing, it seems little expensive compared to other products, but definitely worth it. You just love it. Find good deal on BestBuy and buy it from here.

    I would recommend this to a friend