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AppleTV (1080p)
 
4.7

(based on 330 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (241)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (70)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to setup (158)
  • Simple controls (158)
  • Attractive (157)
  • Improved audio/video (85)
  • Easy to set up (54)

Cons

  • Does not improve audio/video (3)

Best Uses

  • Movies (164)
  • Home (148)
  • Office (27)
  • Multimedia (23)
  • Professional (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (87), Casual user (69), Power user (60), Movie enthusiast (11), Tech savvy (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (219), Yes (16)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (28), Business (6)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (31)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again!!!

I already have the apple tv and I love it! so... I decided to buy one and give to my friend, he's really excited to use with his apple devices as well.

I already have the apple tv and I love it! so... I decided to buy one and give to my friend, he's really excited to use with his apple devices as well.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst Apple Product Ever

Out of the box I was impressed by the automatic set up. The product exceed my expectations. A few hours later, I went to use it again and faced an Apple logo and...Read complete review

Out of the box I was impressed by the automatic set up. The product exceed my expectations. A few hours later, I went to use it again and faced an Apple logo and 1/2 of a software bar. After some time, I followed all the available printed and on-line instructions for various resets and now had a box that didn't work.Apple no longer allows Genius Bar appointments to be made via a computer so I had to drive to an @ to make an appointment for the next day. Though the product was fixed, I am waiting for the next time it just stops working. Apple no longer has a hard reset button like they did on the original Apple TV so if anything goes wrong you're stuck with driving to an @ to make an appointment then come back at a later time. And yes, I did call customer support and all they did was offer to make an appointment at the Genius Bar for me.So, though I've been using Apple products for several decades I think it may be time to rethink this decision. And as far as the proclamation in Steve Jobs' biography that Apple had cracked the code on cable tv and streaming, this product sets the hope of cord cutters back a dozen years.

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4.0

Get rid of cable, get Apple TV

By dtwright805

from Arlington, VA

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy Controls
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Energy Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Large Rooms
    • Movies
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

    When deciding whether you need cable TV or not, just know that Apple TV is satisfying if you're a casual TV viewer. Mirroring with your iPad or iPhone is easy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great for using with Airplay, Itunes

    By Dan the IT guy

    from Pensacola, FL

    About Me Power User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Clear Audio
    • Clear Picture
    • Easy Controls

    Cons

    • Tiny Remote Easily Lost

    Best Uses

    • Business
    • Dorm Rooms
    • Home Theater
    • Large Rooms
    • Movies
    • Small Rooms

    Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

    Not as many channels as Roku, or apps. But it has most of the most popular streaming networks, as well as a few exclusives. If you are an Apple house (iphones/ipads/Macbooks) and you want to stream to your TV, this is THE choice. Mostly consistant user interface between apps. Recent price drop from $ to $ really makes this a great value.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Good product

    By Felipe

    from Brasil

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Audio
    • Clear Picture
    • Durable
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Complicated Controls
    • Confusing / Bad Remote Control

    Best Uses

      Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

      Hard to control it but useful in a non smart tv!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Pretty Nifty

      By Lynn

      from Arcadia, Ca

      Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

      My Apple TV is pretty cool. It can transmit whatever is being displayed on my iPad or Macbook to my TV and routes the audio to my stereo if desired. It was easy to set up and easy to control, once set up, with the Remote app for iPad. I'm very happy with it!

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      5.0

      Love my Apple TV

      By JL

      from New York, NY

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Clear Audio
      • Clear Picture
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

          Easy to set up, connected with my TV seamlessly and I was watching Hulu and HBO in minutes. Even mirrors my iPad for Amazon Prime with no problems. I'm a cord-cutter, so I'm not sure how I watched TV without this product. Great purchase!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Simplicity out of the box

          By Dodo

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy Controls
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Movies

            Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

            Good things come in small packages. Just make sure you also buy an HDMI cable (unless you already have one), and you're good to go. Just plug and play.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Even better than I expected

            By Honcho501

            from Pensacola, FL.

            About Me Power User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Clear Audio
            • Clear Picture
            • Durable
            • Easy Controls
            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Attached to Computer
              • Home Theater
              • Movies

              Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

              Easy to use incredible picture and exceptional sound. There are a good selection of services. Mac mirror to TV easy

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              • No

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              5.0

              Love it!

              By Z

              from Pittsburgh, PA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Clear Audio
              • Clear Picture
              • Easy Controls
              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Attached to Computer

                Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                Chose Apple TV over others because I could run my iPad through it. Works great. Setup was easy. I wish there were more free movies, though. The free movie channels it has I already have on cable.

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                • No

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                5.0

                perfect link from Mac's to Samsung TV

                By Gerhard the German

                from Southlake TX

                About Me Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Audio
                • Clear Picture
                • Easy Controls
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Movies

                  Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                  We recently bought a Samsung TV (7300 series) with build in internet capabilites (at least it was advertised as such) Granted, there was some ability to access a generic browser using the Samsung keyboard that came with the TV.
                  We love to stream german TV from the internet onto a large screen TV - and clearly, the Samsung processor is very slow and carshes 50% of the time,
                  The easy to install Apple TV solved the problem instanteneously: we now stream on an iPad and mirror the image on the Samsung (65 inch)TV - outstanding quality and flawless control.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Mates perfect with other apple products

                  By SM

                  from ND

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Audio
                  • Clear Picture
                  • Easy Controls
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Movies

                    Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                    Love all of the content you can access on apple TV, but I think Airplay is the favorite for our family. Being able to mirror the phone or ipad on the tv was the icing on the cake !

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Apple TV

                    By Laj528

                    from Louisville Ky

                    Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                    Love it! Apple TV does everything I need it to do. AirPlay is awesome and works flawlessly.
                    B&H photo is a great company to buy from, fast shipping and competitive pricing.

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                    5.0

                    good^^

                    By kaiden

                    from chicago

                    Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                    good

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                    4.0

                    Wait till Summer for the New Apple TV

                    By Nima S

                    from El Paso, TX

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Clear Audio
                    • Clear Picture
                    • Easy Controls

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Attached to Computer
                      • Home Theater
                      • Large Rooms
                      • Movies
                      • Small Rooms

                      Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                      I love my apple TV and am impressed at the picture and sound quality.Also, the user interface is super easy to navigate and comes naturally.I am disappointed at hearing only a week after my purchase of rumors (macrumors.) that apple may be releasing a new apple tv with the A8 chip and some upgrades at their WWDC coming this June.I still have no regrets in my purchase.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Works great!

                      By Rhinorunt

                      from Dora, al.

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Audio
                      • Clear Picture
                      • Easy Controls
                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater
                        • Movies

                        Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                        We have an Apple environment and this plays well with the ecosystem. Has a ton of kids programming which is what we really like about it. I gave 4 stars since I cannot add apps.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Cool ! but still need the cable company

                        By citikid

                        from California

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                            I'm an Apple fan so I am able to benefit from integrating this into my Apple ecosystem which is very nice - Finding a movie online and sending it to my TV, etc.
                            But I was hoping to be liberated from my cable company and that's not going to happen yet.
                            HBO GO is a step in the right direction tho.
                            Apple rules.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            I like this A_TV. It's awesome.

                            By kookyky

                            from san jose. CA

                            About Me Power User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attractive Design
                            • Clear Audio
                            • Clear Picture
                            • Easy Controls
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Energy Efficient

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                                I bought this to replace my WD TV. It's very nice piece. My children like it so much.
                                Thanks B&H for fast and Free shipping.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Love it

                                By Yoav

                                from Brooklyn ny

                                Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                                Good product and a great price

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                                5.0

                                I would buy this product again

                                By dyen

                                from California

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                                Easy to setup. Love it!

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                                5.0

                                I love Apple TV!

                                By Peter the Technologist

                                from Yorba Linda, CA

                                About Me Power User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Clear Picture
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Energy Efficient

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Theater
                                  • Movies
                                  • Small Rooms

                                  Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                                  Just started using Apple TV and really like it a lot. The ability to use all the various streaming services is awesome. Having all my episodic television accessible through Itunes will allow me to drop my paid cable tv service and save some coin each month. The AirPlay option seals the deal as any content I can bring up on my Macbook, Iphone, or Ipad I can mirror straight through AppleTV and up onto my 47" lcd tv. Go do yourself a favor and get one right now! I also have to give props and points to B&H Photo for giving me a price adjustment as I bought my 3rd gen Apple TV like 3 days before the recent price drop. Thank you B&H!

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  The Apple of my iTv

                                  By CN

                                  from NY, NY

                                  About Me Casual User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attractive Design
                                  • Easy Controls
                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                  • Easy-to-lose Remote

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Movies

                                  Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

                                  We got this because the smart part of our smart TV isn't smart anymore -- won't connect to the internet. We're a lot happier with the Apple TV anyway, because it's easy to use (I could complain about a couple of UI oversights, but won't), and has the added bonus of connecting with any of our Apple devices almost seamlessly.

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                                  • No

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