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AppleTV (1080p)
 
4.7

(based on 406 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (299)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (185)
  • Simple controls (185)
  • Easy to setup (158)
  • Easy to set up (90)
  • Improved audio/video (85)

Cons

  • Confusing / bad remote control (3)
  • Does not improve audio/video (3)

Best Uses

  • Movies (186)
  • Home (148)
  • Home theater (40)
  • Office (27)
  • Large rooms (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (106), Casual user (80), Power user (72), Movie enthusiast (11), Tech savvy (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (259), Yes (21)
    • 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.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

its not all that great.

Pros: With the exception of an iPad & iPod, my house is Windows. Got this to wirelessly stream iTunes content (mostly music, some video). Wireless setup (Dlink DIR-825,...Read complete review

Pros: With the exception of an iPad & iPod, my house is Windows. Got this to wirelessly stream iTunes content (mostly music, some video). Wireless setup (Dlink DIR-825, 802.11n, 5Ghz) was pretty seamless. Works as advertised. No surprise, you can buy/rent movies. Has screensaver when playing music. The remote is solid metal and feels good in the hand.

Cons: Yes, it does connect to Netflix, youtube, & hulu...but so does my TV and BlueRay. It does NOT connect to Pandora or TuneIn. The native (and only) "radio" app is not searchable nor does it remember previous connections; you need to scroll through the alphabetized list each time. The other content streaming is pretty niche market (nba/mlb/nhl) and limited in scope. In keeping with apple design, the remote lacks complexity; typing in a long account name or password is carpel tunnel inducing when all you have is directional dial and . I also have a Harmony universal remote that works with it but is awkward, I tend to go back to the native apple remote.

Other Thoughts: Treat this as a monotasker if you have an Apple product. If you want to connect your iTunes content to your home audio, then this is the device. For everything else, you are subject to whims Apple corporate licensing so stick with other hardware's native applications.

Reviewed by 406 customers

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5.0

I dig this device!

By Meg

from Los Angeles

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

I love this device so much! If you're wanting to cut the cord, this makes it super easy. When I compared other devices, this just seems to have the most to offer.

 
3.0

A useful product but with one caveat

By gabk

from Baltimore, MD

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

Apple TV is a useful product but it is sent in an incomplete manner--one of the needed cables is not included necessitating a trip to Best Buy to purchase it. Had I known, I would have ordered it from B&H and been able to do the simple set-up with no frustration. Overall, it is easy to use and makes managing allot of sources of video easier.

 
4.0

I would buy again

By Anthony

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

I now have 4 of these, if they only had a Amozon app

 
5.0

Very Nice

By Jason

from San Jose, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

With the Airplay function I can watch anything. Easy to use.

 
5.0

Apple Equals Elegance

By Warren

from Birmingham, Alabama

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

Dollar for dollar this is a tidy little box packed with performance. At current price it offers a nice enhancement to your music library allowing it to be streamed to your smart tv bringing sounds from your computer, iPad or iPod into the family room. It also makes streaming movies and tv shows accessible seamlessly. Once set up it is easy to use and the remote is so simple and elegant. Looked at the 4th generation but didn't find the extra functionality to be worth the extra cost.

 
5.0

Good for simplicity

By Daniel

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

I like it for watching movies, TV shows etc.  If you just want something to connect to your TV so you can watch things you have on iTunes or even Netflix, this is perfect.  I also love being able to mirror my computer/iPad's screen onto the TV, so I can show people what I'm working on!

 
5.0

I always wanted to get one. No regrets that I finally did!

By h8808bal

from San Francisco, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

I always wanted to get one. No regrets that I finally did! Now I am thinking of purchasing another one.

 
5.0

Love it!

By Heather

from Undisclosed

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

Great price! Great product!

 
5.0

Man Cave Apple TV

By Len

from Wheaton, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

Added another Apple TV. This time to the newly created Man Cave with 65" TV. Looks just as good as on 40" TV; and they're both over Wi-Fi.

 
5.0

I would buy it again.

By Father of 2 sons

from San Francisco Bay Area, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

I have the 3 generation Apple TV. It works well with all of my apple products.

 
5.0

Apple TV (3rd Gen)

By Jon

from Bellingham

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

Product performs as advertised, great purchase for music streaming and Netflix watching which were our primary reasons. Love the other features too. Works seamlessly with receiver, TV wireless and iPhones. Super fast shipping from B&H.

 
4.0

Apple TV

By Art

from Atlantic City, NJ

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

Works great except Comcast content can't be streamed to a TV.

 
5.0

4th Apple Tv

By Roger

from Rockford, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

Great price from this seller for a new Apple TV. Fast shipping and would buy again from them.

 
5.0

Pure Apple

By RolandNYC

from NYC

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Clear Picture
  • Easy To Set Up

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Theater
    • Movies

    Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

    It's more expensive than most of its competitors, but the ease of use, integration with other Apple products on the network, and sleek interface make it worth the money.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Love the IPhone/IPad mirroring.

    By buggy

    from New York, NY

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer
    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

      all thought its an old product, still operates incredible fast. great unit great price

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Work Excelent

      By SonLe

      from Cordova, TN

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Rooms

        Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

        I do try Roku 2 and 3. I'm tire for used remote. Too many button, I made mistakes all times. Picture not clearly
        Then I return and bought an Apple TV.3.
        It is Amazing, software very smooth and automatic download channel . The picture so clear then Roku 2,3
        The Remote control very simple, so tiny but it work very good.
        If you have Apple account, just sign in then it dose all things for you.
        The Roku you need to open account ...So crazy to activated. I need calling customer support. The keyboard type not work on my tablet .
        But the keyboard app on Apple TV does very well
        Fast Proceeds, clear picture, basic remote control that all I need.
        You can not find other produce better then Apple TV.
        Appsolookly 5 stars, I recommend you buy Apple TV.

        Le

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Great !

        By BAD Blair

        from Mobile, AL

        Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

        I purchased this as a second Apple TV. I found myself falling asleep on the couch because I was watching Apple TV in the living room, making for some rough mornings and backaches.

        I've logged into the apps with my cable provider info and now I can watch shows and seasons when I'm ready and don't have to depend on my DVRs.

        Now I have one in my bedroom and my morning and night routines are back to normal. I recommend going into the settings and changing the name of each Apple TV if you have multiple so that it's easier to manage the remotes.

        I also have an Apple Watch bought from B&H as well and love that I can manage the Apple TV from my arm. Naming my multiple Apple TVs is useful here as the remote on the Watch and iPad (if you have one) can get confused with multiple Apple TVs.

        My only con is the size of the remote. It's fallen between sofa cushions, underneath the bed, etc. I purchased an extra one just in case, but also I recommend researching covers (some even glow in the dark) to prevent the dreaded, time when you can't find it. I actually found one inside a pair of my boots. Don't ask me how .

        Again B&H customer service was awesome, I purchased on a Sunday night and it was on my porch on the following Thursday.

        I couldn't recommend B&H or the Apple TV anymore.

         
        3.0

        You don't need this if you have a smart TV

        By Dixon

        from Mannahatta

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Attached to Computer
          • Home Theater
          • Movies

          Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

          You might get a few channels of news and the like for free but most things cost $$$. Old PBS shows cost $2.99 per episode. This device is mainly a hub if you subscribe to multiple streaming programs.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          As Asvertised

          By Fred

          from Gainesville GA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Clear Audio
          • Energy Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

              I got this primarily to mirror my computer on my TV. Simple to install, simple to operate and offers virtually all the popular streaming channels, save for Amazon.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              It Is....Ok.

              By Norm

              from Wisconsin

              Comments about Apple TV (1080p):

              I bought this along with a new iMac 8 months ago mostly to be able to stream movies from the iMac and mirror from my iPad.

              A complaint. The color profiles often don't match and I have to constantly adjust the TV to get decent color. The colors are also off when I use Netflix, YouTube or any other television App on it. Very annoying. I have a VIZIO HD TV about 5 yrs old. I don't know if that matters. On the other hand the colors are always great when I use the Sony Blu-ray DVD player for streaming Netflix, YouTube..etc.

              Another complaint. I really like the mirroring feature I can use with my iPad. I used to have to attach it to the TV to watch streaming video. But, it doesn't always hook up the first time or it quits and I have to mess around with it for a few minutes before it will work. Annoying.

              One more complaint, the remote. It is simplisitc, only 3 buttons. That's ok. But it is really small...and slippery. I once again this morning had to turn over the couch to retrieve it because it had slipped down between the cracks. Bad design IMO.

              Since having my first Apple products I have also come to the realization/conclusion that what they make is not always desirable or the best. That goes for the iMac too. I have had Windows OS since 1992. The Mac OS in many ways is not 'better' or intuitive. Sometimes it seems as if they are purposely obtuse to 'not be like Windows'. Stupid and annoying. Simple and straightforward is always best for me. I hate to have to constantly look up how to do something that should be simple and obvious.

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