Apple TV sales accelerating!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by zhenlek, May 28, 2013.

  1. zhenlek macrumors newbie

    Jul 5, 2012
  2. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    What exactly is amazing about it?

    I guess some are more easily amazed than others. I have the first and second generation AppleTVs and still don't see how this is amazing.
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    It would be amazing if the ATV has its own App store.
  4. IHailPhilly macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2013
    I really enjoy mine, it serves up the great iTunes library to the house, flawlessly along with Netflix, Hulu plus, and MLB TV! :apple:
  5. MarkG21 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2010
    For me it effectively replaced my bluray and dvd player. While, I will always watch a movie on blu ray the first go around, successive viewings are likely to be done on the Apple TV as I make digital copies my self or redeem the digital copy. I've got 285 digital copies of blu ray or itunes digital copy movies. Sure its a drop in quality, but it still is good for repeat viewings. Also, I'm a person who just like to watch parts of movies and going to movie to movie through the Apple TV is way to easy and impracticable for a blu ray movie since it takes about 5 minutes to get to the movie after skipping through trailers and warnings.

    I also like watching my favorite TV shows too, thought I dont have as many because I will never ditch DirecTV.

    Thats just me though. Its very good to me for the way I use it. I use it daily.
  6. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006

    The question was "What is amazing about AppleTV sales accelerating?" not "What is amazing about the AppleTV?" I am well aware of the feature set that the AppleTV has.
  7. WhiteIphone5, May 31, 2013
    Last edited: May 31, 2013

    WhiteIphone5 macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2011
    Lima, Peru
    in my opinion the only amazing thing about Apple TV is AirPlay, I wonder how many would buy it without that feature.
    But I think Google tv is superior.
  8. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    Whilst I won't say I haven't used it, it's just an extra feature for me. Not a deal breaker. Have owned all gens of the ATV, and really, would prefer it over a cable box any day.

    As for alternatives, can't comment. To happy with the ATV and itunes streaming to bother trying them.
  9. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    What's interesting but not amazing to me, is that according to Fortune, the AppleTV is over 13 million while Roku is over 5 million.

    I've owned two different WDTV boxes and wonder how many they sold? Probably less than a million on the earlier models.

    I assumed that Roku was doing better than the AppleTV. I own both and for tech savvy people the Plex on Roku is a bonus.

    For regular people, if you have Amazon Prime, Roku might be better, but if you have purchased content on the iTunes Store, and iOS devices, the AppleTV may be better.
  10. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    I don't have a Mac that can Airplay. As a matter of fact, I bought it before AirPlay was released. So AirPlay had no influence on my purchase. And I would buy it again tomorrow...without AirPlay. I have to admit, I would like to have a MBP that could AirPlay however. :(


    Having both Roku and aTV is great for you technical weinies. But I have the wife factor to consider. I am still trying to teach her how to switch sources on the TV/AVR to get to the aTV. No way I could get her to use another box and learn a different menu system for movies (Plex);) It's easier for me to just transcode everything and keep it simple.

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