Apple TVos on 3rd Gen on par?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by satchmo, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. satchmo macrumors 68000

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    What if anything is not available to older generation AppleTV's.

    I have a 3rd gen that needs a new power supply. I will pony up $20 to repair, if I get most of the functionality of the new 4th Gen.
     
  2. OriginalClone macrumors regular

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    What?
     
  3. Poontaco macrumors regular

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    As far as I know, only the new 4th Gen. has the new OS.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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  5. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    Depends on what you mean by "most of the functionality." They aren't giving any new features to the gen 3.
     
  6. satchmo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So, maybe I won't fix that 3rd gen. Thanks.
     
  7. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    So far the main differences, other than the lovely new interface are that Apple music is only available on the Apple TV 4 and of course, the AppStore.

    That's the biggie as far as I'm concerned, before too long the AppStore will begin to fill up with awesome apps and games, if that floats your boat :D

    Oh, and it's a personal preference, but I loooove the new Siri remote compared to the old one.

    I think overall the single biggest difference is potential. The new Apple TV has got so much room to grow and the power to facilitate that growth.


    But it all depends on your needs. If your happy with the selection of services on the Apple TV 3 and don't plan on using any more than that. You don't need the ATV 4.
     

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