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Apple TV 3rd Generation (2012)

Apple TV 3rd Generation (2012)

MPN: MD199XA
3.4 from 43 reviews

Reviews

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Melissa S.

Melissa S.Perth, WA

  • 4 reviews

Love it

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Replaces a lot of products in my house, i use it for everything. Its not a regretful purchase and i would look into buying an upgraded one when i need to

Emma

Emma

  • 8 reviews

Love it

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I have had my apple tv for quite a few years now and I can't live without it! Use it to watch netflix on my tv and also to purchase movies when I feel like.

Purchased in April 2015.

The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review

Valerie

ValeriePerth, WA

  • 7 reviews

Apple TV is dreadful

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There is a long standing issue whereby the iTunes TV shows and movies do not play. In fact, after complaining a number of times I’ve been given 4 different explanations, including one Apple genius who said “just go buy a new one”. Problem is they also have the issue. From online reading it’s an iTunes back end problem that is unresolved at this point. Wait 2 hours to watch a 40 min show.

Purchased in June 2012.

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JoelB

JoelBSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 7 reviews

Great For Air Playing From Other Rooms & Apple Devices

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I use my Apply TV in my bedroom. The device itself has apps to access Ten Play and Stan. I can also Airplay other apps and photos or video to the Apple TV itself and watch them on the big screen. I wasn't happy with the fact that I needed to buy an Apple speaker that has Airplay to stream audio.

Date PurchasedDec 2012
wilbur

wilburAdelaide

  • 8 reviews

Great addition to any TV

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Apple TV 3rd gen is great. The Wi-Fi is easy to setup and you are off an running. Netflix is great on the apple TV. Its quick and easy to move through menus and the remote is simple and looks great. Apps are easy to find and in a convenient location.

Date PurchasedDec 2013
IanKen

IanKenDuncraig WA

  • 20 reviews
  • 11 likes

Adequate but very average performance. Telstra TV is better.

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Date PurchasedMay 2016
Juan

Juan

  • 2 reviews

USELESS

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Date PurchasedDec 2013
Dom

DomSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 24 reviews

Apple TV 3 vs Chromecast 2 - Chromecast 2 has 20% clearer picture.

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Mal

MalAU

I could eat it

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I love my apple tv so much, I could eat it! It is fabulous, i can watch everything i ever wanted, it is impossible to run out of things to watch and at such a cheap rate love love love I just have to work out how to get it off the wife

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chilli

chilliGold Coast, Queensland

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Useless since main features deleted.

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Apple TV WAS excellent for selecting Free Radio Stations for music. These free radio stations were stopped 29th January 2016 with NO NOTICE. Was excellent for selecting favourite tunes & new artists & then purchasing. I never used Apple TV for anything else but music to connect to my TV & Sound Bar. Now GONE for good my favourite 300+ stations. WHY not notice given? I would have purchased more of my favourites. I purchased APPLE TV only for radio stations. Useless now.
Apple store had no idea of this main feature deleted. Spoke online to technician & his supervisor. Sent into store & store was unaware. Massive online research to find out the problem. ITUNES radio deleted from Apple TV. Why would they keep selling Apple TV??

Kendra

Kendra

  • 2 reviews

Very Happy

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Easy to set up. No problems. You did have to purchase a HDMI cable as this did not come with it.
The only improvement I can suggest is the ability to add new apps like Presto, iView, etc..... to better the use of this device. Overall for the price of under $100, what more can you ask for.

Well thought out design - typical of Apple products.

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Bought this for my father as he has just discovered the Internet and YouTube. Plug and play simplicity which is synonymous with most Apple products. Sleek design, and modern even for a precious model. Remote is simple, and well thought out which makes navigating a breeze. Still working out subscriptions, but I know it's sharing capabilities make this product very powerful. Definitely worth the price.

Excellent

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Fantastic! Can stream all out favourite shows easily now. My wife and kids can not be without it now.
I managed to find it at a discounted price too $88.00
Could not have asked for a better Christmas present this year! Definately well worth it and brings hours of enjoyment for everyone

Luv the apple tv.

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Luv the apple tv. Great apps, very fast according to your download speed. Very small neat compact and blends with all furniture. Wireless connectivity excellent.
Cons; can't download new apps but thats a small price to pay.
Overall... Excellent choice for smart Tv viewing.
Great price point, affordable for all..

anonymous32

anonymous32Sydney, NSW

  • 32 reviews

As good as you expect an apple product to be like.

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Love it!

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Bought my apple TV after discovering my new smart TV does not have the netflix app. Best decision i have ever made, not only does it have netflix but it has youtube, storage and so much more.

its very easy to use and i can take it around with my from TV to TV.

Very affordable & i will never look back on buying it!

Alana

Alana

  • 2 reviews

It Was Good

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Apple tv was very easier to use but kept dropping out half way though movies or videos, etc. It is something that is I would go back I wouldn't of spent money on it but other than that it was ok. The music on it work so easy just wished the movies would to.

Ok but easily superseded by other streaming devices

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Apple TV is a good format for those tied to the apple ecosystem, however I have personally found these days that being tied to one platform is not advantageous either financially or content wise. I would suggest taking a long look at whether the Apple TV fills your needs. It did mine at the time. However being flexible with systems will be better in the Long run

Rohan

RohanMelbourne

A cute little system with some obvious flaws.

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Its a simple to use system if you either are knowledgeable to Apple products or not. It's looking a little outdated though the new one will certainly iron out the flaws.
The remote, though is sleek it is truly annoying and seeing pictures of the model coming at the end of this year finally place a touch pad.
If it fulfils the simplicity and functionality for the newest version I will not be looking to other products that do a similar role.

Maxc5

Maxc5Melbourne

  • 32 reviews

Great TV companion

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Love the way I can put my iPad and iPhone content up on to the plasma screen with the he Apple TV. Doesn't work with Foxtel, as they have blocked this functionality. Best thing of all is that it has Netflix direct on Apple TV, so don't need to buy or rent Content from our friends at Apple any more, can watch Netflix instead. easy to use with the simple remote which looks like an old iPod! Overall really happy with the technology the Appple TV brings - anything that's wireless is great...

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Questions & Answers

Yolly

Yollyasked

TV 3rd Generation (2012)

Can Apple TV work with portable wifi? And is abc iview comparable?

3 answers
chilli
chilli

Hi Yolly. Can Apple TV work with portable wifi? I would imagine it would, but keep in mind you would be using a fair bit of data. I think best to google your queries re abc iview comparison.

Colin s
Colin s

Hi Yolly my answer is the same as Chilli my grandson used Apple TV 3 with a portable WiFi it was costly

Yolly
Yolly

Ok thank you both for your answer. May have to rethink my options

adohr08

adohr08asked

TV 3rd Generation (2012)

How much does it cost to "rent" a movie?

2 answers
Cooranite
Cooranite

It can vary, "movie of the week is $0.99, you can find this easily on the movie for rent page. Others can be from $3.99 , $5.99 and $6.99, the higher the price the more recent the film is. Once downloaded you have it for 30 days but once you begin watching it 14 days is the limit.

DeeGee
DeeGee

Remember buying TV series or individual episodes through Apple TV is an option too. Around $3.49 for an episode or $20-$30 for an entire series.

gardener george

gardener georgeasked

TV 3rd Generation (2012)

i have recently purchased ash apple tv from bigw the model no is MD 199X/A, please tell me if its the 2nd, 3rd or latest version, and what the difference is, thanks

1 answer
gardener george
gardener george

i found out with looking at the part no on the box, and then consulting the app, mactracker

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