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Apple TV (3rd Generation)
 
4.7

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4.0

Not quite a substitute for cable TV but a fine addition

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from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Apple TV (3rd Generation):

I had the fun of trying this device last week at the home of a family member who had recently bought it. I think I will be buying one too. I have been curious for some time about whether this could save me money by providing sufficient content to convince me to drop cable TV. While this device cannot surf the web beyond prescribed video sites, it provides a colorful tile icon interface with access to many sites, such as Netflix and Crackle. Netflix is a paid site, but I found Crackle to be free, but I had to watch some ads. I did find the choices of TV shows and movies to be too limited on Crackle, though. But when I used the site to watch the original Ghostbusters movie, I found the video playing to be smooth and high resolution, with the picture and sound in sync. It cannot store anything because it receives streams and has no hard drive. But purchases can be saved in the cloud. This was a fun experience, but so far, I see it as an addition to cable TV and not quite a substitute. The content is on demand and I can watch when I want it, though, so it has a place for me in addition to cable TV.

Picture Quality
This was very sharp with fast refreshing and smooth playback. Played on a large HDTV, it was very pleasant.

Ease of Use
The interface is so easy that all I had to do was choose icons to the sites I wanted to browse content from. And to select Ghostbusters from Crackle was as easy as choosing its icon.

Reliability
It works smoothly each time. I noticed no hangups or hesitation in playbacks.

Compatibility
I can use this device to play my iTunes content if I turn on file sharing on the computers running iTunes. This is a very good feature. I can also use it to watch content from my Netflix account. It can access files from our Macs and Windows computers fine, so far, if they have an iTunes library. I have not yet tried to access other types of accounts, though.

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5.0

Love Apple TV

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from USA

Comments about Apple TV (3rd Generation):

I love apple tv. It is easy to use and very easy to set up. It is an easy way to view netflix on you tv without having to buy an interest tv. It is a great value for your money. I also love that I can use certain apps on my ipad, like network tv apps, to watch tv shows, and I can do airplay. This is where you can have apple tv connect to your ipad and it will show what is on your ipad on your tv. It is extremely easy to use this options.

Apple TV also gives you the option to listen to ratio stations. This is a nice feature, since most people do not have radios in their house anymore. It has a huge variety of stations to chose from.

Reliability
Apple tv is extremely reliable. You simply need an internet connection and it will work with no problems. I have mine connected through wi-fi and I have not had a problem with my connection and view items through apple tv.

Compatibility
Apple TV works great with apple products. I have never had an issue connecting my apple products to apple tv. I have never tired connecting pc or android products with apple tv.

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5.0

Apple just keep getting better

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from USA

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I am absolutely in love with this device. There's many things to watch on it. You have your Videos, Music, iTunes Radio, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vevo, Youtube & way much more. I can honestly say that ever since I had this I haven't really watched regular TV like that. I am actually on it now. It's great to manage what kids are watching in your house. I recommend this to anyone. They still do updates on the device so who knows what's to come next? Family movie night has just got even better. You can even purchase movie on the Apple TV that you may not already have. You can see previews of movies in theaters and also coming soon to theaters. For what you pay for the device..... There's no way you can beat it. I was iffy at first but it all became worth it. It's only compatible with HDM1 Tv's however. But with the device being so small. It's portable. You can probably take it to a hotel and watch your movies there. All it really is, 2 plugs you plug in to the TV and wall. nothing really complicated. You can even view your photostream on it. There's too much to name. And it's all on ONE little device.

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5.0

Love It!

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from USA

Comments about Apple TV (3rd Generation):

My Apple TV is amazing, I originally got it because my Roku3 was unable to play HBOGO because of my provider, but honestly, I use it for mainly my iTunes account and all the other little channels it has.

Picture Quality
Sometimes the picture quality will get a little fuzzy, but I think it may be because it's just trying to focus and get into that HD mode. This mainly only happens when I fast forward, pause and then play, or when I first start the movie/TV show.

Ease of Use
This is way too simple to use, the setup is a cakewalk, and the outlay of the Apple TV on screen is pretty functional to use. I just wish the remote had a couple more buttons to use, but the fact that you can use your iPhone or iPad as the remote makes up for that. I also love the airplay, that way I can play whatever is on my phone, like movies that aren't actually from my iTunes account!

Reliability
I've never had a problem with my Apple TV, as long as you have a strong wifi connection, there should never be any problems.

Compatibility
All you need is a TV that supports HDMI and an HDMI cable to plug into both the TV and the Apple TV and then you're set!

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5.0

this changed my entertainment life!!

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from USA

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apple tv is 100% the best invention ever. it's so small that you can move it from room to room and it doesn't take up space like a bulky cable box. i love being able to stream netflix direct to my tv and to be able to play music from my itunes library through my television! i also love that you can stream youtube direct to the tv - i hate watching tv on my computer so streaming direct to the tv is perfect.

Picture Quality
the picture is so clear!! even youtube videos show up great on my 32" flatscreen.

Ease of Use
easiest thing ever. literally plug in, turn on and enjoy! we move this from room to room depending on who wants to use it because it's so easy to use.

Reliability
i've never had an issue with the actual apple tv ever. on the occasion i'll have a problem with the netflix streaming but that's due to netflix streaming service issues, not the apple tv.

Compatibility
it's so tiny which is the best part of this. you can move it from room to room, take it on vacation, bring it over to a friend's house, basically anything! it also takes up absolutely ZERO space by your tv so it's not like adding another additional bulky device.

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5.0

An awesome product with everything from your phone at your hands

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from USA

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I have never had issues with this product and it works amazing.

Picture Quality
Picture quality is great. It's got HD picture and it clear to read and see.

Ease of Use
You enter in your apple ID when you first buy it and it connects you to everything you have that you can watch off your tv.

Reliability
This product is super reliable and you will never have issues with it breaking or replacing it because of malfunctions. I use it almost every day and it's a great for parties in entertaining guests.

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4.0

Apple TV

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from USA

Comments about Apple TV (3rd Generation):

I ABSOLUTELY love my Apple TV. I do, however, you could do more on apple tv... like search the web (like you USED to be able to?). But you can watch so many popular movies and shows. Netflix, Hula, HboGo, vimeo, etc. It's so easy to set up and hook up. It turns your TV into SO MUCH more, and I couldn't imagine my apartment without one. Amazing for lazy days or if you want to just relax and catch a break to watch a show or something. I have had one for years, and am STILL happy about my purchase.

Picture Quality
GREAT picture quality. Even the screen saver pictures are SO cool and in HD. I can sit there and be mesmerized by them all day!

Ease of Use
It comes with instructions that are not hard to follow at all. Thankfully, the set up is simple and isn't too complicated. Only 2 wires: one to power the apple tv, and the other hdmi to connect it to your tv. The remote only has several buttons so clearly that can't be too complex.

Reliability
The only problem I ever had was after initial set up, I couldn't download or watch my movie or show rentals from iTunes on my apple tv/ tv. However, I was able to call support and get the help I needed to fix the problem. Other than that, I have had ZERO complications or problems. I am VERY VERY pleased with the Apple TV

Compatibility
Although I am, and always will be, Team APPLE, you do not HAVE to own anything else "apple" in order to use or even be satisfied by having an Apple TV. If you wanted a Wii, nobody stopped you because you didn't have anything else Wii related or even another game console right? EXACTLY! Same with the Apple TV.

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4.0

Apple TV is all I need!

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from USA

Comments about Apple TV (3rd Generation):

Ever since I got my Apple TV, I have not had to pay a cable bill! I can view ESPN, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and many more entertainment services all on my HDTV. Of course my iTunes account is also accessible and right on my HDTV. I recommend this device to all Apple owners and lovers everywhere.

Ease of Use
Very user friendly

Reliability
I can always rely on my Apple TV

Compatibility
Great for iTunes users and Apple owners

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5.0

Wonderful device for watching variety of sources

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from Seattle, WA

Comments about Apple TV (3rd Generation):

The third generation Apple TV device is a perfect companion to your tv. It allows you to fully integrate your digital lifestyle with your tv watching experience. If you have any combination of the services that it can connect to, it frees you from watching on a laptop. Netflix access, Hulu plus access, NHL network and now even hbo go and live radio stations. Even access flicker account and several other new options. Here's to hoping apple lets other online providers access to the platform. Its great to be able to access my iTunes library on my big screen tv. Easily integrates with iTunes library in cloud. iTunes purchases and rentals directly through device. I like the ability to use a custom screen saver based on the pictures that I take on my iPhone.

Picture Quality
Full hd support is great especially with all hd content in iTunes Store.

Ease of Use
Easy to setup. Easy to maintain. Point click and enjoy. My 7 year old has been using this device since she was 5 with no problems

Reliability
Have had no problems in several years if use

Compatibility
Many different online sources to get content from. Works with any wireless network

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