Thinking of buying 4th Gen Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dmillar74, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. dmillar74 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2011
    Livonia, Michigan
    I have a 3rd gen and it works ok. It seems to buffer a lot lately, though, and I've been having an increasingly difficult time with streaming from my iPhone 7 plus via airplay with YouTube videos and other videos. Will upgrading to the 4th gen help with the issues I'm having with the 3rd gen?
  2. benjitek macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2012
    The ATV4 is great, but if you can get by with the 3, wait until fall -- the 4 is about due for a refresh...
  3. pilotkid macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2006
    Chandler, AZ/Chicago, IL
    I have three 3rd gens and one 4th gen in our media room. The 4th gen is a good amount quicker to load everything than the 3rd gens are. Also, since I cut cable I have noticed that a lot of companies are starting to only support the 4th gen because of the available App Store. For example, Sling TV, Direct TV Now, etc. Its been somewhat annoying but I guess its bound to happen sooner than later.

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