ATV4 32GB/$149 or 64GB/$199

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32 GB for me because my Apple TV will live in one place: my house with always on Wi-Fi. No need to store movies, use Apple Music to stream music, and I'm not a big gamer so I won't be concerned with that.
 
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ZeRoLiMiT

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32gigs for me! I don't understand why I would need 64gigs. I stream all my content with Netflix, Hulu and my Plex system! My movies max out at 25gigs! Streaming them won't be a problem! but it is only $50.0 more for double the space!
 
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snebes

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Ditto. 32GB. Everything is streamed from my network anyway. If "apps" can only be 200MB at most, which I can't see having many in the first place, it should be fine.
 
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d21mike

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64GB. The current model is 8GB and now there is 32GB and 64GB. Why not only have a 32GB if there is zero reason for 64GB? I think Apple has good reason for a 64GB version that maybe we do not fully understand yet. I could come up with reason to take advantage of the 64GB but Apple does not listen to me. I have said from the beginning they would follow the iPhone and iPad and sell multiple models based on storage options. I also expect the next version to have 128GB. Lastly, I do not consider the extra $50 much to even worry about.
 
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TrueBlou

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There must be a half decent reason for the existence of a 64GB model, even if we don't know it yet.
Besides, I always think it's better to have too much than too little so I'm recommending the 64 to my friends and family.
 
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jdag

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There must be a half decent reason for the existence of a 64GB model, even if we don't know it yet.
Besides, I always think it's better to have too much than too little so I'm recommending the 64 to my friends and family.
I agree. Seems to me that 32gb would be more than adequate, but the mere existence of the 64gb gives me reason to believe that there will be good use for the extra space at some point. I likely will opt for the 64gb model.
 
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inkahauts

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Well I'm guessing games may be the big player eventually. While the apps may be only 200 my there can be addition downloads pushing the size to 2 gigs from what I have heard. So that's either about 12 to 14 or around 30 apps if they have very large files to add. But again I expect that will mostly be for games but you never know.
 
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shacky

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For me, there are some unknowns. Will I want to store music on it? Photos? Movies? How many apps will I end up wanting-who knows what apps there may be a year from now and how big will they be? (Yes, I know that currently, Apple keeps a tight limit on app size.)

My point is, for $50 extra, heck yeah, I'm getting the 64gb as I think it will be ready for what ever comes along during the next several years I will be using it.
 
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Spankey

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32GB for now. At some point I will need another once the next model goes 4k. Then maybe I will see the use for 64GB.

I don't see the need to store music on it if I can't save lossless audio. Otherwise everything will stream just fine. Movies as well.
 
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dearfriendx

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32GB for now. At some point I will need another once the next model goes 4k. Then maybe I will see the use for 64GB.

I don't see the need to store music on it if I can't save lossless audio. Otherwise everything will stream just fine. Movies as well.
A 64GB model would hold like 30 minutes of 4K content lol. That's pretending the OS takes up no room.
 
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We still don't know if there is an option to sync music and movies? Or are these always stream only?

Apple.com says to base the decision on how many apps and games you want to use. Well I have 200 apps on my iPhone and they add up to 17GB according to iTunes so wouldn't you have to be on obsessive person to need 32GB on an Apple TV?
 
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turbineseaplane

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Absolutely 32 GB for now…

If they ever show us any reason to have all that extra storage then perhaps I'll think about changing but in the meantime I simply don't get it. It's not an iPhone or an iPad that move around and leave my house and my existing usage of the AppleTV requires basically no onboard storage (obviously).

So I guess some apps? ...but I don't understand what else (and why) I would ever need synced to the device itself?
 
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turbineseaplane

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Isn't it a little crazy that they actually sell a 16 GB iPhone, that is designed to be in your pocket and on the go all the time, yet the base model of a TV product that by definition is supposed to sit by your TV, stream, and never really go anywhere has more storage?
 
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Isn't it a little crazy that they actually sell a 16 GB iPhone, that is designed to be in your pocket and on the go all the time, yet the base model of a TV product that by definition is supposed to sit by your TV, stream, and never really go anywhere has more storage?
they sell a 16gb iPhone to ensure that people buy the 64/128 gb iPhones. If they started at 32gb more people would get that one and it'd cannibalize sales of the more profitable models. They don't want you buying 16gb iPhones lol
 
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32GB for me. If the signs are that it will be tight on space in the first week or two then it will be returned for a 64GB. I really don't envisage the need for 64GB for me with Apple's 200MB base install limit. I won't be installing tons of apps on there to fill it up.
 
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turbineseaplane

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32GB for me. If the signs are that it will be tight on space in the first week or two then it will be returned for a 64GB. I really don't envisage the need for 64GB for me with Apple's 200MB base install limit. I won't be installing tons of apps on there to fill it up.
Any idea what you think will make you "tight on space"?
I'm honestly trying to figure out what could even do it?

Maybe iTunes movie rentals that are locally downloaded? (which I do absolutely none of personally)
 
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d21mike

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32GB for me. If the signs are that it will be tight on space in the first week or two then it will be returned for a 64GB. I really don't envisage the need for 64GB for me with Apple's 200MB base install limit. I won't be installing tons of apps on there to fill it up.
Actually the initial install limit is 200MB but the application can grow to 2.2GB before it hits the limit and starts swapping out storage. Also, on the Apple TV 3 if you watch a movie it will download the entire movie and you can watch again without causing a new download. However, if you watch a second movie it will have to download the first one. Maybe, they will allow for more the 1 movie to be cached but I have no proof of that.
 
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turbineseaplane

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Actually the initial install limit is 200MB but the application can grow to 2.2GB before it hits the limit and starts swapping out storage. Also, on the Apple TV 3 if you watch a movie it will download the entire movie and you can watch again without causing a new download. However, if you watch a second movie it will have to download the first one. Maybe, they will allow for more the 1 movie to be cached but I have no proof of that.
So if you mostly have streaming apps and you don't use the iTunes movie service (rentals or ownership), 32GB really sounds like the way to go?
 
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they sell a 16gb iPhone to ensure that people buy the 64/128 gb iPhones. If they started at 32gb more people would get that one and it'd cannibalize sales of the more profitable models. They don't want you buying 16gb iPhones lol
Yes - I realize it's all an upsell. It's a shameful one.
I have a 16gb iPhone and don't run out of space. Why? Because I stream all my music and use iCloud Drive for all other files.
 
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There must be a half decent reason for the existence of a 64GB model, even if we don't know it yet.
Besides, I always think it's better to have too much than too little so I'm recommending the 64 to my friends and family.
I can tell you that internally the only reason I've heard at Apple so far is "So it has storage years down the road." At that point I'll buy a new model as owning the current 64GB will be like owning a 16GB iPhone 4 now. Storage on an old device that doesn't support the latest.
 
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turbineseaplane

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I can tell you that internally the only reason I've heard at Apple so far is "So it has storage years down the road." At that point I'll buy a new model as owning the current 64GB will be like owning a 16GB iPhone 4 now. Storage on an old device that doesn't support the latest.
That is what I ended up at also - Bought the 32gb
 
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