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Apple TV®

Item: 164144    Model: MD199LL/A

Apple TV®
4.5stars
( 281 reviews)
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Apple TV®
 
4.6

(based on 282 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (210)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (58)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to setup (235)
  • Simple controls (201)
  • Attractive (189)
  • Improved audio/video (112)
  • Convenient (3)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (5)
  • Does not improve audio/video (5)

Best Uses

  • Home (213)
  • Movies (163)
  • Office (33)
  • Professional (32)
  • Music (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (106), Enthusiast (102), Power user (51)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (191), Yes (66)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Easiest media player you can buy

Being someone that owns two generations of these devices (this model which is the 3rd generation and the previous 2nd generation model), I can tell you this is the easiest to use media...Read complete review

Being someone that owns two generations of these devices (this model which is the 3rd generation and the previous 2nd generation model), I can tell you this is the easiest to use media player on the market. It's also a no brainer to purchase one of these if you have any iPad, an iPhone (3GS, 4, 4s, or 5), an iPod Touch (3rd generation 32/64, 4th gen, or 5th gen), a Mac, or if you're an avid user of iTunes.

The setup is fairly simple. You connect the power cord to the device, connect an HDMI cable between the device and the TV, and plug it in; optionally, you can also connect an ethernet cord for wired networking and a TOSLINK cable if that's how you feed surround sound audio to your surround receiver or sound bar. If you're connecting to WiFi, I highly recommend using a dual-band router; if you don't already have one, Staples carries a large selection at reasonable prices. I've found that my AppleTV devices work much better on a 5GHz network than they do at the traditional 2.4 GHz.

Once connected to the network, the device may prompt you to do a firmware update. Firmware updates add new features and fix things that don't work right, so I highly recommend updating when you can. You'll also want to setup the iTunes integration; you'll be able to use your iOS devices (with an app) as remote controls, and you'll be able to play movies, music, TV shows, podcasts, and other media in your iTunes collection on the AppleTV this way. You'll also be able to access your PhotoStream directly from the AppleTV.

Access to the different services will have a similar look and feel, meaning that the way you'd access Vimeo would be similar to how you'd access YouTube. Netflix and HuluPlus access is also very similar to each other. Store access for movies, TV shows, and podcasts is also similar to each other and straightforward. Just play with it and you'll learn it quickly.

Another reviewer mentioned jailbreaking. There is no jailbreak for the AppleTV 5 at this time, so don't plan on adding functionality beyond what Apple integrates into the device, or what can be added through AirPlay-enabled apps on your phone. If you don't care too much about shared media playback through iTunes, or AirPlay from your iOS, Mac, or iTunes, consider a Roku box instead, as Roku is meant for multiple kinds of streaming services. In fact, I can tell you that if you don't use iTunes and you don't have any Apple devices or computers, I can't recommend the AppleTV to you because it'll be nothing more than a box you'd access streaming services with, and not the highly functional box that it is for those of us that do use Apple devices, computers, and iTunes.

All in all, if you have Apple devices or you use iTunes, there's not really a reason to not get the AppleTV.

Also, on a technical side-note - If you have an AppleTV 2 and a 1080p TV, upgrade. If you have an AppleTV 2 and a 720p TV, it's not really worth the upgrade. If you have an AppleTV 2 and an older HDTV (capable of 1080i but not 720p), upgrade; the AppleTV 2 only runs your older HDTV at 480p, where the AppleTV 3 would run it at 1080i.

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Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Maybe good if you are married to Apple

I returned this as it was totally useless for me. It is tightly integrated into the iOS platform. You cannot stream directly from your computer, unless its through itunes. Everything has to go...Read complete review

I returned this as it was totally useless for me. It is tightly integrated into the iOS platform. You cannot stream directly from your computer, unless its through itunes. Everything has to go through apple software. Till there is a jailbreak for it, stay away unless all you want to do it stream from itunes.

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5.0

I now have 3 in the house

By TheSlanty

from Florida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV®:

The Apple TV came out years ago. I purchased one then. Purchased two more since then, since my family borrows it from one tv to another. Now I have 3 and they are used constantly to view Youtube, Netflix, etc. Also, when looking at something on your iphone, you click the bottom link and it pops up on the TV if you have the Apple TV on. It doesn't come with a HDMI cable, but there is no need to purchase a very expensive one. You can get one for as cheap as $20 if you look around. To me HDMI cables are all the same.

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5.0

Great little product

By Mike

from Temple, TX

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV®:

I previously had an older Netgear NeoTV that I needed to upgrade to get the latest channels and capabilities. I researched several and most have the same capability but since I had other Apple Products (iPhone, iPad, MAC), figured going with the Apple TV just made sense. Now with Apple Air Play, I can stream music, movies, pictures, etc from the MAC to the tv (and audio). I was going to upgrade my receiver to support linking to my iPhone but now with the Apple TV, I do not; as I can stream music to the receiver.

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5.0

apple tv

By norm

from Palm Harbor

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV®:

I love this item. I watch all my Netflix shows on it . It was so easy to set up I had no problems. The sales person helped me pick out the correct cables. I love this particular item because although more expensive than some it has a remote that is included.

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5.0

The best entertainment value

By CEO

from New York City

Verified Buyer

Comments about Apple TV®:

Apple TV is the best value for your entertainment dollar. Imagine being able to watch your favorite tv shows, the lates movies or your all time favorites inn either category at the touch of a small hand held remote. That is Apple TV and more, documentaries, music radios, sports, video's. It is endless and your in control. This is TV for thr future right now.

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5.0

Cool tool!

By Deb

from Richmond, VA

Verified Buyer
This customer has reached Associate level on the Staples.com Leaderboard

Comments about Apple TV®:

Just starting to use this can't wait to see all that it does!

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