Should I Get New Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ghsNick, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. ghsNick macrumors 68030


    May 25, 2010
    Hi Everyone -

    I plan on purchasing an ATV but I'm not sure if I need the new one that was released or the cheaper one that's available.

    I have a 4K TV so I'm bummed the new set doesn't have it, but I still plan on grabbing one to stream from my phone and iTunes library.

    Are there any video enhancements between each set or is the new tvOS and Apps the biggest selling feature of the new one.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciate. Thanks!
  2. Spink10 Suspended


    Nov 3, 2011
    If you just need to stream from iOS device and iTunes go with a Apple TV 3 for $40
  3. johnothy macrumors regular


    Mar 10, 2012
    The apps are a big selling point where you can choose what you want to load on the device unlike the Apple TV 3 where all available apps just loaded on the device and you had the option to hide them.

    I got the 64GB model with the assumption that you could download your purchased movies and TV shows to the device storage but this does not seem to be the case. Therefore, I don't really feel 64GB is necessary and I would go with the cheaper 32GB model if I were you. I may return mine for the 32GB size since I doubt I will put that many apps on it nor will load games. Games seems to be the other selling point. I do like the apps with nature scenes and sounds, aquariums and fireplaces. These have been cool so far.

    If you are just wanting to stream Hulu or Netflix, I'd go with the previous version.
  4. Gutwrench Contributor


    Jan 2, 2011
    I find with AppleTV 4 I don't airplay much because I can watch the programming through an app.

    I set up a second iPad in the den for guest use (but I never have guests). I use that to airplay from freeing up my main iPad to use during a show/game.
  5. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    Biggest selling point to me is the Siri integration. It's awesome. But if you don't have purchases from iTunes (video, TV shows), Hulu, Netflix, Showtime or HBO, it won't help you much. I'm hoping some update comes along that makes that work with my iTunes library due to the massive amount of rips I have of DVDs and BDs I own.
  6. mac8867 macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2010
    Saint Augustine, FL
    Sounds great. where do you get an 3rd gen for $40 (without entering a bidding war on ebay)?

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