Question about refurb Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by PegLegDreg, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. PegLegDreg macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    What is the difference between buying this refurb from Apple or new? Does the remote come with a fresh battery? Any help would be appreciated.
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68030

    Aug 28, 2012
    Between the coasts
    The difference is likely none. The remote will almost undoubtedly be new, not refurbed. Things like remotes are not refurbished if returned. Unless returned in original factory wrapping, it'd need to be tested, cleaned and sanitized - it's not worth the cost of parts and labor.

    The Apple TV itself would be the refurbished product. It carries a full warranty, and according to Apple practice, will have been tested more thoroughly than one that came off the factory line. Overall, people's experience with Apple refurbs is excellent.
  3. PegLegDreg thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2016
    Do you know whether you can download purchased films to the device or is it streaming only? The one I am looking at is 32 GB of storage.
  4. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    The storage is for apps as far as I know. Nothing else.
  5. techwarrior macrumors 65816


    Jul 30, 2009
    Almost every Apple product I own came from the Refub shelf. save iPhone and Macs. The only difference I have noticed is price.

    You don't download any content to the ATV. The storage is for apps and cached streaming data. If you have downloaded content on a Mac or PC, you can stream it to the ATV in a number of ways. iTunes is the simplest way to stream content to the ATV, but VLC, Plex, Infuse, and probably many others are good ways to pull content from local shares.
  6. hinesmj macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2015
    New York
    Can't store anything on the device, it's just for apps. I picked one up refurb and it works beautifully.
  7. tibas92013, Mar 9, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2017

    tibas92013 macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2013
    Costa Rica
    Over the last few years I have bought two (2) Refurbished Apple TV's(3rd Gen.) from the Apple On-Line Store along with AppleCare and I am one happy Apple Customer.

    They are one of my favorite Apple Products which are connected to the TV's in the living room and bedroom. I use both everyday and they stand-up to the wear and tear.

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