User-friendly and great updates from the older models
We originally got the 4th generation to use with our second TV, and immediately switched it with our 3rd generation to use on the main TV. I loved our 3rd generation and thought that the updates on the 4th would just be overkill but boy was I wrong. To begin with, the 4th gen. has access to the App Store, which means you can download a multitude of apps for viewing or gaming. One of the most notable updates seem to be linked to the Siri remote, which now has the button/function for voice control. This makes searching for a specific show so much...easier and faster (instead of the letter-by-letter selection on streaming services). Another update is the touch surface scrolling button, which is both visually impressive as well as easy to use. It also has now incorporated a volume button, which means you no longer have to reach for the TV remote except to turn the TV on/off. Like all Apple products, setup is extremely simple and the entire product just screams with user-friendliness, allowing you to connect to your iPhone or iPad (for photos etc). I guess the only downside is that the remote is still relatively tiny compared with other remotes, so you live with the fear of losing it because then your entertainment life would just get so much harder.
Purchased in October 2019.
- TV 4th Generation (2015)
- Verified purchase
Get rid of your old 3rd Generation Apple TVs now!
I have just sold two of our old 3rd gen Apple TVs and upgraded to the Generation 4 models, and couldn't be happier. The vast selection of Apps is impressive. I am especially happy to see Plex there too so I can watch my own movie collection rather than what is added to iTunes.
I don't have difficulty with the new remote, but the simplicity of the previous design with the brushed aluminium is missed.
Buying this version now from Apple will also give you 12 months free of Apple TV+ when it launches in November, so get rid of your obsolescent Gen 3 Apple TVs while the second hand demand is still there! I bought an Apple refurbished one and saved $40
Excellent product, but remote too small!
Transformed our TV into entertainment central. We barely watch free to air TV now. Heaps of apps, easy to use, easy installation and so on make this a great purchase.
Purchased in March 2016 for A$395.00.
This is a good product
Very good product, mirror my iPhone to tv, can watch movie, photos, YouTube, gaming, I am very satisfied with the Apple TV, but it is not 4K, the 5 th gen is 4k
Purchased in March 2016.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Great for families.
Got this and love it. Easy to use the kids know how to operate it. We listen to vevo and I love I don’t have DVD laying around now. All on my iTunes account.
Purchased in December 2016.
Love Apple TV
I love my Apple TV Never had any major issues Works perfect would recommend to anyone and everyone Easliy controlled with remote and works well if you have other Apple devices as well like iPad or iPhone It’s just a great lil device can’t live without it for sure. -)
- TV 4th Generation (2015)
- Verified purchase
Great product if you do not have a smart tv
got it in 2015 . just sold it as found out the newer smart tv has most functions. the new 2019 tv even have airplay 2 integrated.
fast and always work.
not much apps on the apple tv stores.. a lot of apps has being remove since the start of the product.
- TV 4th Generation (2015)
- Verified purchase
Always loved the AppleTV since my first Gen 1... but
They have taken away the ease of using your AppleTV on a home theatre, by removing the ability to directly link your receiver for sound, and the HDMI for the video. Setup was a little messy as it would not read the settings from my iPhone XR as it should, and required the internet to be reset, although the internet was working on all other devices. Reliability is not there, with the settings having to be reset a couple of times as they disappear, and startup is not as simple as it used to be. I think this will be a great unit to have in a bedro...om setup, but Apple are again moving backwards with innovation and ease of use, removing features as their new plan of attack to be different from the rest. As an Apple user since 1989, and an owner of 3 AppleTV's plus this new one, I do now also branch out to Windows options when available. Disappointing unit. Not suitable to use on 5.1 as you can only play on the television speakers. Apple Support senior tech was not able to help. Returned to the store for money back 2 days later.
A great product
We love our Apple TV. We have a smart Tv that is not fast enough even with our NBN but the Apple Tv effortlessly is able to deliver all the content we need to our Tv set. Its so good that we bought 2. Works with Airplay mode to wirelessly connect our Apple devices to it.
Apple TV is outstanding for streaming. With it you can connect with most of the Streaming Apps. It is easy to set up. It is also fantastic to view the photos from your I phone on your tv. Siri is also a great help. Highly recommend to buy this Apple TV. So easy to use. The remote control is very compact & user friendly.
Forget my previous review on Apple TV
There are time when you leave a review because you don’t like a product. I did that on Apple TV a few years back, I did return it so I didn’t waste my money. Few years down the track...
We now have a Netflix subscription and also Amazon prime to watch movies and series, we use to stream from our iPod to chromecast on our tv but Amazon wasn’t working with that, we had to cast it from our computer which mad the videos very slow with a lot of buffering. So after a few researches I found that Apple TV was going to solve that issue and also another...
Nice for watching movies with family.
Let me get this straight with you all with a family. This product is recommended without a doubt! It’s very convenient and handy to have around if you all want a family night watching movies. However, there is a slight issue where sometimes the Internet isn’t connected, but it’ll work itself soon. Buy it now you won’t regret it.
Nice unit but has bugs
Love the Siri remote but do find at time struggles to pick up the words from command I do like that I can air play stuff from my phone to the tv music photos videos but find it can freeze at times which can be annoying to pull the plug to the unit
Another apple TV
Nothing really that i find new other than the software and slightly difference in packing but the item is the same even the colour is exactly the same as the old ones, not big difference in pricing but most of the models are similar doing the purpose to transfer what you need from your iphone to the tv and thats all
Got this from Apple store when they were still selling it last year. Got it cheaper than what a used one was getting sold for. Brilliant quality and feel. Interface is so easy and convenient. Remote has voice control. Beautiful remote. Only proble is if you lose the remote around your house there is no way you can track it like you can track iPhone or iwatch
I am so disappointed with this product
Dreadful remote jumping all over the place
Recently watched non existent on Netflix but ok on Stan
Not recommended - I consider it a waste of money
Feel like bursting into tears
Unfortunately I am stuck with this ...
Cannot think of one positive
can't load playlist
have previous apple tv,s beginning with the the first one apple produce. Since Steve is gone the quality and functions have gone as well. You can't buy music from your tv anymore you have to rent, playlist won't move to your apple tv, your have to have your computer turned on with airplay to stream music, just so difficult for something that use to be so simply.
Love It a Lot but...
The 4th Gen Apple TV offers a lot for the price. It was not expensive.
Catch up tv - all channels available, latest movies, Old classics, Netflix, Stan, Lots of Dedicated channels. You can download very quickly anything you want really.
I love a lot about it -
No expensive subscriptions to pay tv.
Movies are given a star rating. There is heaps of additional information on each movie selection - Producer, cast, similar movies by same producer etc.
Gen 4 Apple TV 64 gb box.
Better apps than the Gen 3, better remote control than the Gen 3, I upgraded as I like to keep up with technology and this is definitely is a good upgrade to the Gen 4 I would recommend this product. I find it really easy to use and have recommended it to several people, Apple always produce well designed technology.
Apps are easy to organise with a simple and clean interface and durable
The simple and clean interface is an easy to understand once you are familiar with Apple's GUI across all its mobile devices. Setup is a breeze, the two-step authentication is secure and sure to prevent any accidental or unauthorised purchases. The remote is very intuitive once you get used to using it.
With more and more apps coming to the platform, you can do so much more. While the device itself doesn't have much in terms of hardware and ports, it is the software that makes this a great user experience seamless user experience with all yo...ur iOS devices. Controlling this with an iPhone or an iPad with the optional free app makes it a breeze just in case you lose your originally supplied remote. I am all about simplicity and not complicated customization tools that look cool at first, but will later lead to me being bored and changing the colour scheme and what not.
Questions & Answers
Do 4th and 5th gen have USB access to play home libraries?
Does Apple TV have local free to air channels?
I am considering an Apple TV to stream music from my iTunes account thru my multi room music system. Does any have any comment on how well it might work?
Multi room system. How is that set up?
With mine, I have Apple TV connected to reciever and my reciever connected to my hifi speakers.
I don’t have tv connected. I use ipad or iPod touch to airplay music to Apple TV from iTunes.
It works well.
If you have Apple TV connected to a reciever to multi speakers. It would work well.
The Apple TV iTunes plays very high quality sound.
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