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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?


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...
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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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