Should I get the new ATV?

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  1. jordancrombie92, Dec 28, 2015
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    jordancrombie92 macrumors regular

    jordancrombie92

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    I currently have the ATV 3rd Gen and I'm thinking about upgrading to the new ATV

    I live in the UK so is there enough apps on it that I can use? Any favourites? Any particular GB? Any pros? Any cons?

    Your help would be appreciated :)
     
  2. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Have you read any of the reviews? Are there any particular features you're looking for? Things you'd rather not have present in a streaming box? What was your impression? Have you read any reviews about the new Roku 4 or FireTV2? Where there any points that might make you consider those over an AppleTV? If so, why?
     
  3. jordancrombie92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would you say it is worth the upgrade from an ATV3? I like all the new features. I have read some of the reviews but I'm looking for opinions from current users on their experiences.
     
  4. mcdj macrumors 604

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    If you like the features, it sounds like you should try it. You can always return it. I don't think you're going to get many people to type, yet again, their previously posted opinions/pros/cons. There are literally dozens of threads that cover them on this forum.
     
  5. Snoopy4 macrumors 6502a

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    Its is faster. My biggest hangup is no one is working on an app for UV access which is a bummer given the current digital copy environment. Would be nice if Apple would try to rebuild that relationship so you could link UV the way you can link Disney. They'd smash Walmart/Vudu overnight. I wouldn't mind if Apple bought Netflix and/or Hulu, but the integration is sufficient.
     
  6. A7ibaba macrumors regular

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    I noticed AirPlay is improved by 100%.It starts movies instantly,and there is no buffering whats so ever. Also seeking and skiping scenes when watching movies is also instant.I'm talking about movies 1920 x 1080 with dolby digital 5.1 sound with 8 to 15 GB in size.I'm using Beamer 3.0 with macbook and Apple airport express. Also i noticed scenes are smother and there is no noticeable lag sometimes vs Apple TV 3

    With Apple TV 3 i expirienced really poor Airplay performance with 10-15 sec buffering times depends of the movie size.
     
  7. jordancrombie92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the help! I ended up getting the 64GB version today :)
     
  8. winstars macrumors member

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    I have an Airport Extreme and iPhone 6 with my new ATV4. When I Airplay video from my phone now it just plays opposed to some buffering previously with my ATV3. Is this due to all three now using ac instead of b/g/n WiFi wise???
     
  9. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    Should you upgrade to an ATV4? Dunno. I did. I maxxed out the RAM because that's what I do with Apple products, even though at the moment there's nothing that requires it. It works a treat, I rather like clicking the Siri button and saying "What did he say" to back up a bit and turn on closed captioning for a few seconds. (Hey, I'm getting old...) It's head and shoulders above ATV3.

    And you've got an app that I can't have yet: the BBC app. Aw, what the heck, go for it!
     
  10. winstars macrumors member

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    You can get the iPlayer app now with a Smart DNS.
     
  11. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    Sadly, no. The Beeb is clamping down on that sort of thing. It'll be available to us soon enough.
     
  12. StevenWalker macrumors regular

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    Yes been using it now for a few weeks.

    BBC iplayer on ATV4 is mind numbly good for a free service... so much content for free... thanks BBC :)
     
  13. winstars macrumors member

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    Then how am I watching it right now in California? On the iPlayer app and Zatto??? On the ATV4.
     
  14. winstars macrumors member

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    Check out Zattoo in the UK iTunes store, BBC and and about 150 more channels, most n German but its kinda fun...
     
  15. vertical smile macrumors 68000

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    I have every ATV model, but I have been disappointed in the ATV4 so far.

    Most of the bugs have been fixed, but the ATV4 apps that are on the ATV3, like Netflix, HBO Go, YouTube and others, have horrible UI when compared to the ATV3. The one exception is the ATV4's Hulu, which, other than the slow start up, is an improvement over the ATV3.

    Netflix UI is the biggest complaint of mine. Evidently, the ATV4 Netflix app is modeled off of the apps that most other devices use, such as Playstation, but trying to find stuff to watch is horrible.

    I find myself using my ATV3 to browse stuff on Netflix, and then watching it on my ATV4, which is on the bigger TV.

    The best thing on the ATV4 for me so far would be Alto's Adventure game. If I could get that on the ATV3, I would probably switch back to the ATV3 for good.

    My advice for you, check to see if there are some apps that are on the ATV4 that you really want. If there are not any apps that look like you want, wait for the next ATV.
     

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