What are you doing with your present Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AJsAWiz, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    I have the present Apple TV and like it a lot. I will be getting the new one when it's released.
    For those of you who have the present one; what do you plan on doing with the one you have now after you buy the new one?

    I thought about just transferring it to another TV. Other than that I have no idea what to do with it.
  2. triptolemus macrumors 6502


    Apr 17, 2011
    I have two TVs in the house but only one ATV2. It's pretty obvious what I'll be doing with it. My ATV2 is still a fine machine for streaming local iTunes content and Netflix... can't see that changing anytime soon.
  3. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    I use mine almost the same amount of time as my cable box. Mostly for HBOgo, showtime anytime, Hulu, Netflix and movies/tv from iTunes.

    Yes HBO and Showtime OD is available on my cable box. But the UI is horrendous and the performance is pitiful at best.
  4. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    I have four AppleTVs in my house in different rooms and love them. I have a lot of media I use through Home Sharing, plus apps like Netflix, HBO, Showtime, etc make it easy to watch other stuff in rooms I don't have a cable box. I'll certainly shift them around and put one in the guest room when I get the new one, but if I get 2 or more new ones, I'm not sure what I'll do. Might have to mount TVs in the bathrooms just to keep the ATVs in use!

    On a serious note, only one of the 4 that I have is the newest ATV3 with peer-to-peer airplay option. If you have this latest model, the best option is use it for traveling since it doesn't require an internet connection for airplay.
  5. marka351 macrumors member


    Aug 29, 2015
    Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
    I mainly use mine to stream videos using Air Parrot and watch the occasional YouTube video.
  6. nelson1457 macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2013
    I'm giving mine to my son-in-law. He's an android fan, and I'm trying to convert him.
  7. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    I have the current Apple TV and am just going to put it in my boys game room on their TV. I never even considered selling it, because it just will not be worth the hassle. Besides my teenage boys will enjoy it. They do now. I will be getting the new ATV and putting it where my old one was.
  8. FrederikTK macrumors member


    Sep 11, 2014
    I'm in Denmark, I use:

    Netlfix (40% of the time)
    ViaPlay (20%)
    Airplay (40%)
    - of which the vast majority is AirPlaying Plex.

    I'm looking very much forward to games on it, I can't justify getting a PS4 or Xbox One for my needs, but the ATV4 seems perfect.

    I don't have cable any more, so I'm hoping DR and TV2 (the largest networks in Denmark, DR is publicly owned) will be quick to support it.
  9. Daws001 macrumors 6502


    Jul 27, 2011
    The States
    I haven't had cable in 3 years so it's my main box of tv delights. Watch iTunes stuff, Netfix, YouTube, etc. I don't have a second tv so I'll probably just box up the old one when I get the new one. I may get a bedroom tv someday...right now I just use my MB for bedtime viewings.
  10. JoshMKB24 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 5, 2013
  11. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    I have three atv 3's in the house, one on each television. I will start off with one new atv and see if my parents want the original lounge atv. Eventually if all is good i will replace all of them and palm them off to others.
  12. boomhower macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2011
    Going to my step-son to replace a roku stick.
  13. Ipadlover29 macrumors 6502a

    May 28, 2011
    I bought my atv 3 from Costco less than 90 days ago. I'm gonna return it and add some money to it to get the newer Apple TV.
  14. iwan073 macrumors regular


    May 1, 2011
    The Netherlands
    We have two Apple TV's. One in the living room and one in the bedroom.
    I'll be giving the one in the bedroom to my parents and replace it with the new Apple TV.

    My wife and I use it for Netflix most of the time. And whenever iTunes gets a nice movie we haven't seen yet, we rent it.
    Too bad we don't get the TV series on iTunes, here in the Netherlands :(

    If we like the new Apple TV, we might replace the one in the living room too.
  15. Titus macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2009
    I have two TVs and two Apple TVs. I gave one Apple TV to my 79-year old brother and he loves it. I'll put the new one in my bedroom. I watch YouTube, podcasts, some Netflix
  16. wlossw macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Going to upgrade my 7 apple tvs 1 at a time. I'll give the old ones to family members that have Apple TV-less tvs... I use Apple TV along with plex over AirPlay to watch my content wherever I may be... Looking forward to an easy native plex client.
  17. protobiont macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    When you say "the newest ATV 3" do you mean there are different versions of the ATV 3 and only the newest of them have this ability? Or are you comparing it to the Apple TV 2?
  18. martinm0 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    Correct. The ATV3 had two different iterations, all relatively insignificant other than the P2P option added in March 2013. I believe the latest model number is A1469.
  19. mlovergaard macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2011
    New York City
    I am going to give the old one to my parents and get the new one as soon as it comes out
  20. rhett7660 macrumors G4


    Jan 9, 2008
    Sunny, Southern California
    Going to be selling mine. Ebay or here. We only have one tv.
  21. ImageStealer macrumors newbie


    Dec 16, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    Moving my living room one to my RV for use with my computer when traveling. Will also be putting a spare router with wireless capability in the RV, so all my devices can be connected on the road. All I need is to find campgrounds that have a decent internet connections.
  22. playaproved macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2005
    I have three TVs and two 3rd Gen AppleTV. I'll start with one new AppleTV for my family room and if its worth the upgrade, I'll pick another up for the bedroom. As far as the old one goes, it will go into my media room which doesn't currently have one. If I end up getting another new Apple TV then then the other 3rd Gen will probably get placed outside in our lounge and hooked up to a receiver and a pair of speakers for streaming audio.

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