What will you do with your old Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by iMas70, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. iMas70 macrumors 6502a

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    My 3rd gen Apple TV is set up in the living room. That will be replaced with the 64 GB version of the 4th Gen. The 3rd gen will either be moved to my bedroom (no smart TV in there) or I'll set it up on one of my spare TVs so my kids can watch Netflix on it instead of doing that on their iPads.

    What will you be doing with yours?
     
  2. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    Old Apple TV is either going into my bedroom or in the basement. Not sure yet.
     
  3. RollTide1017 macrumors regular

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    My old 2nd gen will be demoted to the small TV in our kitchen. This TV has gone unused since we dropped cable over a year ago.
     
  4. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    I don't really have another TV to move my ATV 3 to right now, so it might not get used for a while.

    OR, sometimes I use the UK version of the Apple TV interface and it's a pain switching back and forth, so I might setup the ATV 3 to stay on the UK version and my new one can stay on the US version.

    Now, my ATV 2, I should really sell for those who still want it and get a few bucks.
     
  5. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    ATV3 has been in the bedroom for a month. Gf has been killing the Netflix in there. Can't wait to replace the living room Apple TV hopefully on Friday.
     
  6. GenesisST macrumors 68000

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    Whenever I get one, my aTV3 will be my "US" Apple TV mostly for HBO Now and Hulu.
     
  7. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    use on another TV for airplay plus the apps it currently hold plus all my films for stream
     
  8. Grumpyman macrumors regular

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    already have 2 ATV3s so will have no use for one of them.
    Will probably give it to my folks for the confusion/comedy value.
     
  9. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    you harsh git :p
     
  10. Gutwrench macrumors 65816

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    I just bought an ATV3 last week and it's still in the box. I plan to use it in my bedroom and the ATV4 in the den.
     
  11. CC117 macrumors 6502

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    Move it to the bedroom. Looking forward to Netflix in bed! :D
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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  13. machpost macrumors 6502

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    I have one of each, going back to the original model. I'll probably replace the ATV2 in the bedroom with the ATV3 that currently sits in the living room. I'd love to figure out something to do with the first two.
     
  14. jdmagoo1 macrumors regular

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  15. recoil80 macrumors 68000

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    Same for me.
    They only need to rent movies with iTunes and mirror the iPad to show their photos. I may even share the netflix account with them but I'm not sure they're interested in it
     
  16. rwings01 macrumors regular

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    ROTFLMFAO
     
  17. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    I'll probably put it in a guest bedroom that I'm too cheap to get a cable box for.
     
  18. firedept macrumors 603

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    Give it up for my sons entertainment room. They'll make good use of it for movies.
     
  19. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    I actually watch more tv in my bedroom. So my old one is going in the living room. New one will be in my bedroom.
     
  20. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Selling it on Ebay or here. We only have the one tv in the house.
     
  21. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    We have two ATV3's as well and I was considering giving one to my parents if I were to purchase the ATV4. However, they are both absolutely clueless when it comes to tech (even though my mom has a iPhone 6). I'd be practically living at my parents house if I gave them one of our ATV3's.
     
  22. Titus macrumors member

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    I have two TVs and had two ATV 3s. I already gave one to my elderly brother and set it up for him. He loves it. I'll move the other to my bedroom and use the new one in my LR. I also have the new Roku 4 in my bedroom and a $100 gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket. I watch Pureflix (Christian version of netflix) at night and I really like the Roku.
     
  23. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    It really depends on if Apple continues to add new content. If not, they I will replace all 7 over time. I have about 3 or 4 of the ATV 3 and about 3 or 4 of the ATV 2 for a total of 7. I was very encouraged that they just added CBS and NBC. So maybe they will continue to support with popular streaming content. I only ordered 2 ATV 4 to start. But for sure will get a third one soon. And depending on content may get a 4th.
     
  24. UhFive macrumors regular

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    ATV2 is Jailbreakable and you can install Infuse or KODI on it...I already moved mine downstairs near our kitchen. The wife loves using it to watch movies/tv shows from my AirDisk while she cooks.

    Also for the ATV3 users...it isn't jailbreakable but I've read there is a round-about way of installing PLEX on it so that is cool too.

    or, the pawning it off on your parents thing is a good idea...
     
  25. Thrifty1 macrumors regular

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    I use one of my older Apple TV's for a dedicated security camera system. I have a few webcams that look outside the perimeter of the house and a few inside. I also use an old iPhone or iPad plugged into an outlet and have it continually mirroring to the old Apple TV while running the webcam app. I can then switch to that HDMI input on the TV to quickly see all the security cameras if needed. I use the LiveCams Pro app. From the iPhone or iPad I can also control the pan/tilt/zoom of the cameras.

    Not sure if I can post a link, but here is how it looks on the TV.

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    Here is the direct link if that image link did not work:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/a9ja56sahvfwliw/Screenshot 2015-10-28 11.47.52.png?dl=0
     

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