Time to decide on AppleCare for my ATV 4k

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by coolbreeze2, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. coolbreeze2 macrumors 6502

    coolbreeze2

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    It's almost a year since I purchased my ATV 4k. So, it's time to decide if I should pay $29 for extra for one more year of coverage. I have had zero hardware issues. My device rarely gets touched. It's connected to the TV in my bedroom and stayed except may be the 2 or 3 times I connected to the living room TV to allow company to watch. Is that movement enough to justify buying extended coverage? Also, does the coverage provide replacement if I drop it and brake it?
     
  2. chrfr macrumors 604

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    There's no accidental damage coverage for the Apple TV with AppleCare. I have a tough time thinking that the price is worth it. Apple TVs are perhaps Apple's most reliable product.
     
  3. coolbreeze2 thread starter macrumors 6502

    coolbreeze2

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    I tend to agree with you. I was thinking the same thing. Have you heard about anyone having hardware issues? I have not.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

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    No, never. I'm still using an ATV3 in my bedroom that works perfectly.
     
  5. Lumpy05 macrumors regular

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    I’d say no to AppleCare for tv. I have ver 2, 3, and now two 4ks. Zero issues all still work like new. The remote is the only breakable part and remote loss/breakage isn’t covered afaik.
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    I also say no. I got mine in March, 2018 and it's been fine. It has no moving parts so I assume it'll be running fine for a while.

    I also have an apple tv3 that has been running fine for years except the wifi no longer works.
     
  7. cynics macrumors G4

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    It might be insulting to some to say the AppleTV is cheap, however for me personally its cheap enough to risk not getting AppleCare+. A 5000 dollar Mac is a different story for me but I'll take the gamble on the AppleTV and if it breaks I'll just suck it up and buy a new one but not have to worry about finances.

    That said I have 2 AppleTV's in the house and I've owned two 3rd gens. I haven't had a problem that I wasn't able to fix myself.
     

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