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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 11376 reviews

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for anyone with iPhone or other Mac products

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    Eaglesfan1
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    I've gotten rid of my cable subscription and now I only use AppleTV

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple TV review

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    Dynamosheva
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    Great product sturdy has smooth finish , works well no lag issues . But without a subscription to a cable service it's pointless

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great substitute for cable

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    Sweet
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    We don't subscribe to cable. This unit allows us to view many of our favorite shows and movies

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's good product the remote is horrible

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    mswaf
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    There are limited apps for kids all others you have to have a subscription or cable provider. If you barely move the remote it messes up the tv or whatever you are watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for streaming

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    bsgpfd255
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    Everything on the new Apple TV works seamlessly. Too bad you can't buy more subscriptions like HBO has offered.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big improvement over previous models.

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    Boggiebob
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    Voice control with Siri is a huge improvement over tedious typing. The touch navigation is also a big improvement. This device combined with subscriptions to the major network apps prompted us to cancel DirecTv!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    SWS2163
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    I love this version of Apple tv. It works just as advertised. I am looking forward to more apps. The only down side is that some of the networks still require you to have a able subscription which I am trying to do without.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great but not very different than other devices

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    mq4u
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    I love my Apple TV and owned other generation devices as well; however, there is not a lot of difference between the new one and other streaming devices/Smart TVs. I love the Siri integration but haven't found myself using it a whole lot. Also, the device still has trouble with "logging out" of my cable subscription apps. Overall, a great device for streaming, pretty interface but if you have streaming capabilities otherwise then not absolutely necessary to have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much better than the original Apple tv

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    Astrid721
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    Love it. The only thing that stinks is that you still have to pay for most subscriptions if you don't already. That's my only complaint. Other than that, it's pretty awesome. The voice remote is so easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GOOD APPLE PRODUCT

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    XAVIERHP
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    the only thing I dont like is the lack of apps it should have the appstore, it has a great potential and theres little developed. a tv subscription services is lacking. besides that the remote is great the ui , everythings is fast, nice and good looking. well I think it lacks more social networking onsreen. maybe 4k video.

    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

    Good Option for TV Without Cable Costs

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    Moonstar
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    This is a well designed box. The wireless activity is better than other options we have, such as Firestick. You can also mirror what is on your Apple laptop, iPad or iPhone, which is nice when you have content on them that you would like to see on a bigger screen. The remote is better engineered than most. The biggest complaint is that not all content we wish to see is available yet without a cable or satellite subscription. However, they are working on that. Overall, we are happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love my Apple TV

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    Wyatt
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    Initially I was highly hesitant to buy Apple TV. I was thinking it would be redundant to my smart DVD player. I was wrong. My Apple TV has so many more functions and capabilities. I use it daily to search for shows and episodes of my favorite programs. I don't subscribe to cable tv, but I do have subscriptions to Hulu, Netflix and STARZ. I tried Amazon's Alexa just prior to buying Apple TV. I'll admit that Alexia web searches and range of features are steps ahead of Apple. However, I was not going to subscribe to Amazon Prime to optimize its features. I truly hope Apple step up Siri to do more than tell you what time it is and do searches within the apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I love a few of the features however no Amazon app

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    Russ5tide
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    I bought this Apple TV so that I could use AirPlay with my MacBook Pro and my iPhone 6 on my tv and to use Netflix. I was a little dissapointed that Amazon was not included and the one feature I would love the most is that's not included would be integration with my current cable set top box. Would love to be able to have it plugged into my cable so that it would be and all in one interface without the need for switching back and forth from cable to Apple TV a feature that I see coming in the future of the copyrights could get worked out. Overall I love my Apple TV. It runs extremely smooth setup wirelessly through my 5ghz 802.11AC router. Streaming video is SUPER fast. There aren't very many decent games yet as I would hoped there would be but that's not a huge deal. I got the 32 GB hard drive instead of 64. I don't see spending another 50 bucks for space I will not need. If your are interested in buying an Apple TV in hopes of replacing your cable with it. That I DO NOT RECCOMEND. MOST OF THE APPS THAT STREAM TV LIKE CBS, NBC, ESPN etc. require you to log in through your cable provider to prove you have a subscription. They don't offer a set subscription through Apple TV. You must have cable or satellite in order to use those apps. But if your looking to buy it so that you can make your TV your computer monitor so to speak using AirPlay or to easily use Netflix. This is for you. As I said there is not an Amazon app to be downloaded however you can open the Amazon app on your phone and it has a nice integrated AirPlay function within the app so that you can watch it through your Apple TV through AirPlay. Hope that helps. Enjoy!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well designed & user friendly will only get better

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    Titan5178
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    I own quite a few devices capable of streaming media such as the Roku 3, Chromecast, NVIDIA Shield Android TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Xboxes and Playstations but have never owned an Apple TV until now. My goto device prior to owning the Apple TV was the NVIDIA Shield which still is one of the most powerful and capable streaming devices you can buy. Unfortunately, due to botched updates, poor color output, lack of app support, and weird glitches it has been put aside for the Apple TV. One of my favorite features of the new Apple TV is the new Siri remote. As cord cutters we no longer have a cable box and use the Apple TV for almost everything (more on that later) and the new remote is both a joy and easy to use. My absolute most favorite feature is that this is the first HDMI-CEC capable device that can accurately control the power, inputs, and volume on both my stereo and TV. I'm not kidding, it just works. No matter what input the TV or stereo was last set to when I press any button on the remote both the TV and stereo will turn on and switch to the appropriate input. And, as the Siri remote is bluetooth versus the traditional IR it is able to be used without pointing it at any of these components. Using the TV is very similar to using an iPhone or other mobile device. You have a a grid of apps and an app store with apps made specifically for the Apple TV. You'll find most of the big hitters here: Netflix, Hulu, NFL, CBS All Access, HBO Now/Go, Showtime Now, Disney, PBS, Plex, and of course iTunes. Of course, most of these apps like Netflix, CBS, and Hulu require additional service fees while other apps centered around a network or cable channel like Disney, Nick, HGTV, CNN, etc will require you to login with a satellite or cable provider account in order to access most content. Other than HBO / Showtime most network channels do not allow you to buy their content without a cable subscription. This is very likely to change in the future as the traditional pay TV model as we know it continues to erode and our viewing habits switch to this app-based paradigm. Because of Apple's strict rules and standards for developers to follow most apps behave in a user friendly and consistent manner, which I personally like. You can very easily switch between apps by double tapping the home button. The downside is some major content providers such as Amazon, Sling TV, and Vudu are not available at this time. Amazon has made a bad business decision by not allowing their app on on the Apple TV platform as they try to push Fire TV devices. Hopefully all of these apps will become available in the future, but there are no guarantees. Note that with the exception of SlingTV these apps are not available on the NVIDIA Shield either. So at this time you need an Apple TV and another device such as an Xbox, Smart TV, or Playstation in order to get all content. Bottom line is Apple has a device that's set up to redefine the way we watch TV, just like they transformed the way we listen to music with the invention of the iPod and basically invented the modern smartphone with the iPhone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Apple TV 2015 - Skip this revolution

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    lawstans
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    https://youtu.be/1zYY0LCZgG0 It has been rumored for years that Apple was developing a product that would revolutionize how we experience television. And what I expected most was for this product to free me from cable companies. Does the new Apple TV live up to the years of built up expectation? In terms of design the Apple TV is simple and doesn't distract. The remote looks and feels amazing. It is has six buttons a touch surface. You can call up Siri, adjust volume, and control games. Even though the touch surface is a main selling point. It did not do it for me. Sure it's better, but not by much. Oddly the iphone remote app isn't compatible with the new Apple TV. So, you have no convenient way to enter text. When it comes to performance the Apple TV has an A8 64-bit chip. Everything about the Apple TV is snappy and responsive. Games look good This is the best gaming performance you can get out side of the playstation and xbox. It lacks 4k support, but there still isn't a lot of 4k content so at this point you probably won't miss it much. The connections will have you covered with HDMI 1.4 and Ethernet. Siri can be a mixed experience on the iPhone. But when Siri has to only answer questions that pertain to movies and tv shows it performs consistently. Apple TV has most of the services you will want. Netflix, Hulu and, of course, iTunes are all here. A significant number of my digital movies are through VUDU, so it's disappointing to see that there is no VUDU app. It is odd that there are apps from VUDU and Amazon Video on the iPhone but not on the Apple TV. Even though the potential of TV-OS is promising, you still need to have a cable subscription to access the shows and movies you normally watch. Specifically, there is no way for you to watch NBC, Fox, ABC, ESPN or AMC for the Walking dead without a subscription. But say you choose to only go with apps that require a monthly subscription. Here is short list that most of us would consider. HBO Now ( for game of thrones) $14.99 , Showtime $11, CBS All Access $6, Netflix (house of cards) $8.99, and let's add HULU for access to from FOX, NBC and ABC. That'll cost $11.99. and through the league passes for the NBA($30/month) and MLB($19) that will cost you $101.99/month. If you can skip sports and premium channels and just go with HULU. $11.99 a month isn't bad. Any benefits in cost evaporate once you try to add sports. What can I say, the User Interface is second to none. It looks absolutely amazing. It is new and fresh and the parallax posters are a nice touch. This easily beats any UI from the competition. Overall it's really easy to find what I want. For $149 streaming box, the Apple TV offers the best experience when compared to chromecast or Amazon Fire TV. When compared to cable companies, it was disappointing to realize that you don't actually save much money. Its hard to gauge whether the Apple TV is a great product or if its just the best streaming box amongst a set of mediocre streaming boxes. But the Apple TV has far more potential when compared to the competition. When more apps are created specifically for the Apple TV, apps that are truly interactive, then we will get something that more closely resembles the revolutionary product we've been waiting for.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Our First Impressions of the NEW Apple TV

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    nickcal
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    Today, we received our Apple TV well one of two that we are getting and we wanted to share our initial thoughts - from box to set-up. First thing is first, the box is bigger than the last Apple TV that came out three years ago, also Apple went back to a fully black box like they had for the second gen Apple TV. It has a nice matte black finish and once you open the box you're presented with the Apple TV and remote at the top of the box. After pulling both of them out, directly under where the remote was you will find the power cable and under where the Apple TV resided you will find the Lightning cable for charging your remote, plus the "Let's Get Started Guide." One thing the new Apple TV does not come with is an HDMI cable. So, make sure you have one available or the set-up process is going to stop pretty quickly. The set-up process is is very simple. The only step that slows you down is having to enter your account information for every subscription service you have. You will need the aide of your computer because in order to set-up live streaming for television networks like HBO, NBC, ABC, and USA require you to enter a validation code on that companies website. We did discover pretty early on that some live streaming networks are not available in all areas. For example, when we tried to set-up the ABC app live streaming, we were met with an error message that said the service wasn't available in our area. The help section on the Apple TV indicates that more service will be added soon. As I was setting it up, I discovered just how responsive and quick the new Apple TV is. Everything - even the App Store is incredibly fast. I downloaded YouTube, Netflix, HBOGO and several other apps to get the Apple TV set-up the way I wanted and the download for those apps took no time at all. While everyone is pretty familiar with how the streaming video apps work, I want to bring up a new type of app for the Apple TV - the game. I did test out Crossy Road while I was setting it up and actually found it to be more enjoyable than on the iPhone. Again, it is very responsive and there was no perceptible lag that I could see. Now, onto the Siri Remote. I've got a fair amount of experience with the Amazon TV remote that has a voice assistant built-in, so I was excited to have that function come to the Apple TV. This remote is really much more advanced that I expected it to be. First of all, Siri commands are handled with ease and even though there is a little learning curve you have to get over for really fluid control - tap the button once and then hold it in to speak - it appears that Siri works really well with the new Apple TV. The second really cool feature of the Siri Remote is the Touch Surface. Apple pulled the popular navigation method in from the iPhone and iPad into the Siri Remote. I'll be honest, until I used it, I really wasn't sure how I would enjoy it. Now that I've used it, I can say that I'm a fan. It's just as responsive to the touch and gestures as the surface of my iPhone and it really makes it interesting to interact with the Apple TV. In my opinion, the Siri Remote really makes the Apple TV feel like an Apple product. You experience using it rather than just changing channels like you do with a regular television. Also, the Siri Remote comes with some added functionality over the old Apple remote like volume control. It's meant to be a universal remote and can be programmed to power your tv on and off and control its volume. Unfortunately for us, the TV we are using the Apple TV with is not entirely compatible with the universal nature of the Siri Remote. We were able to program the volume - which was incredibly easy - but were not able to program any other functions. Really the only 'complaint' I would have about this initial set-up review is that I can tell that the App Store is blissfully light on apps. I mean, there are some very cool apps ready for launch, but not as many as I thought there would be. I know that they will come soon as developers start using this remarkable device more and more. I've really been looking forward to this new Apple TV launch. Like so many other Apple fans, I felt as though the Apple TV was one of the devices that seriously needed a redesign. On my old Apple TV's loading video in Netflix was painfully slow. So much that I started to shy away from using it. Everything I've tried to load on the new Apple TV is so incredibly fast and I'm really looking forward to making it a part of my home entertainment system.

    I would recommend this to a friend