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Apple TV

BY APPLE #35 in TV

4.7 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars16%
  • 3 Stars5%
  • 2 Stars1%
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4.71 / 5 based on 1,034 Reviews

Product Description

In so many ways, TV has never been better. The shows are amazing. Live sports and news coverage go beyond anything you might have imagined. The options are almost dizzying. And the way you watch has evolved with apps. Apps give you control over what, when, and where you want to watch. But something happened as we marched into this exciting new era. The overall TV experience got left behind. Apple TV simplifies it all. It’s designed for you to easily navigate and, most important, fully enjoy this new world of video apps. Apple TV is all you need for the way you watch today.

Entertainment Apps: Apps. How you watch television today.

  • Apps have liberated television, letting you choose precisely what and when you want to watch. Apps like Hulu, Netflix, HBO Now, Watch ESPN, and iTunes give you access to everything that entertains you — from blockbuster movies, TV shows, and live sports to breaking news and weather. There are also shows for kids, music events, live NASA feeds, podcasts, and so much more.
  • With over 1600 video apps to choose from, you’ll never say there’s nothing on TV again.

TV App: The one place for everything you want to watch.

Introducing the TV app:

  • One place to access shows and movies from multiple video apps. The TV app gives you a unified viewing experience, letting you see all the movies and shows you’re watching, from all the different apps you use. You can find upcoming episodes. Get recommendations. And watch a movie or show directly from the TV app. No matter where you’re watching - on your TV, iPhone, or iPad - the TV app will change how you experience television.
  • The TV app. Now showing on Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone.
  • It’s the first place you go to start watching on your TV, but the TV app is also on your iOS devices. So regardless of whether you’re watching on your TV, iPhone, or iPad, your TV experience goes with you - so you never miss a moment.

Siri: Ask more of your television.

Siri is great when you know what you want to watch. Say something specific like “I want to watch the next episode of Homeland” and Siri takes you right there. But the intelligence of Siri really shines when you’re not exactly sure what you’re looking for. Say “I feel like watching an ’80s movie” and Siri does the searching for you, presenting you with options without your having to click through multiple menus.

Complete TV Packages: All the channels. No cable box. No satellite dish.

Enjoy complete, live TV packages on Apple TV - without renting or connecting a cable box or satellite dish. Download apps such as DIRECTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, or Sling TV from the App Store.1 And just like that you’re surfing live TV, enjoying shows, and watching movies on demand.

Games and More: There’s more to TV than just watching TV.

Conquer alien planets or drive in the Indy 500 right from your couch. Use your rug as a yoga mat. Or go house hunting in your pajamas. Apple TV brings you completely new experiences made just for the living room.

Your Music: Apple Music in the house.

Listen to songs from the vast Apple Music catalog and your complete personal music collection on the best speakers in the house. Watch original shows, movies, and content you won’t find anywhere else. Bring the world of music to your living room with Beats 1 radio. And DJ it all with just your voice and the Siri Remote.

Your Photos and Videos: Put everyone you know on television.

  • Easily view photos and videos from your iCloud Photo Library and shared albums on your Apple TV. The Memories feature in iOS 10 automatically finds recent photos and videos - even those you haven’t seen or thought about for a while — and creates beautiful collections you can show off on the big screen. It’s a great way to turn life’s best moments into the life of the party.
  • AirPlay lets you share photos, presentations, websites, and more.
  • With AirPlay, you can wirelessly stream whatever’s on the screen of your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac to your TV. It’s an easy way for you or your guests to share photos, web pages, and Keynote presentations in dramatic, big-screen fashion.

Control your big screen from your small screen:

Download the Apple TV Remote app and you’ll have full control of your Apple TV from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Search for movies, music, and TV shows. Enter text with the keyboard or navigate by touch and gesture. Or play games that take advantage of the accelerometer and gyroscope.

The smart way to control your smart home:

Dim the lights. Adjust the thermostat. Set the scene for dinner. With the Home app, it’s easy to use your iOS device to remotely control your HomeKit-enabled accessories through Apple TV.

Size and Weight Apple TV:

  • Height: 1.4 inches (35 mm)
  • Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Weight: 15 ounces (425 g)

Size and Weight Apple TV Remote:

  • Height: 4.88 inches (124 mm)
  • Width: 1.5 inches (38 mm)
  • Depth: 0.25 inch (6.3 mm)
  • Weight: 1.66 ounces (47 g)

Capacity: 32GB / 64GB

Siri Remote:

  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • IR transmitter
  • Accelerometer and gyroscope
  • Lightning connector for charging
  • Rechargeable battery providing months of battery life on a single charge (with typical daily usage)

Ports and Interfaces:

  • HDMI 1.4
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • IR receiver
  • USB‑C for service and support
  • Built‑in power supply

Processor: A8 chip with 64-bit architecture

System Requirements:

  • iTunes purchasing and renting and Home Sharing require iTunes Store account
  • Requires 802.11 wireless, Ethernet network, or broadband Internet access
  • Wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, b, g, n, or ac
  • Requires acceptance of the software license terms at www.apple.com/legal/sla
  • Requires HDMI cable (sold separately)

Video Formats:

  • H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.2 or lower
  • H.264 Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Audio Formats:

HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1

Photo Formats: JPEG, GIF, TIFF


  • Apple TV is compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI
  • Siri Remote is compatible with Apple TV (4th generation)
  • Remote Loop is compatible with Siri Remote
  • Apple TV is compatible with Bluetooth keyboards


Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their new Apple TV. With built-in support for vision, hearing, physical and motor skills, and learning and literacy, you can easily find and enjoy your favorite entertainment.

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Bold Text
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Closed Caption and SDH Support
  • Accessibility Shortcut
  • Siri and Dictation

In the Box:

  • Apple TV
  • Siri Remote
  • Power Cord
  • Lightning to USB Cable
  • Documentation

Apple TV and the Environment: Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Apple TV (4th generation) and the Siri Remote are designed with the following features to reduce their environmental impact:

  • Apple TV: BFR‑free, PVC‑free5, Meets ENERGY STAR 4.1 requirements
  • Siri Remote:  Arsenic‑free glass, BFR‑free, PVC‑free5, Recyclable aluminum enclosure
  • Recycling: Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimization.
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Ashlyn N.
Winston Salem, NC
24 reviews
I just got this product this past Christmas and it's been one of the best gifts i've ever received!!! It's so simple and easy to use/set up, especially if you already have an iPhone or other Apple product. I can download almost all of the TV stations I watch on tv but the only downfall is not every station streams live TV. My Apple TV is hooked up to the tv in my bedroom that I share with my three college roommates. I'm watching the current seasons of The Bachelor and This Is Us but I can't live stream it on the NBC app so I have to go to the living room to watch those shows... which defeats the purpose of having a tv in my room. However, there are some apps that offer live streaming. ESPN and Paramount Network are a few of the stations that do. I mostly only watch sports (with the exception of This Is Us and The Bachelor) so being able to live stream my basketball games is a plus. It's not a great alternative for not owning a TV provider. I'm only able to watch my tv shows on the stations because it's hooked up to my DirectTV account. My parents thought about cancelling their DirectTV account to switch to an Apple TV since it's running off WiFI but without a TV provider, you WILL NOT be able to watch live tv or catch up with certain shows you watch. If you do have a TV company provider, the Apple TV is a perfect alternative to the TV cable box because it's smaller and easier to hide/not look so bulky on your entertainment center. My Apple TV was $150 brand new and I love it!
Cassandra D.
35 reviews
I absolutely love my apple tv. As a college student, my house decided to get rid of cable this year, and I invested in the apple tv as a way of still watching TV when I wanted, without having to pay hefty cable bills for channels I never watch. Airplay is the perfect option when you want to throw on a live stream or even just play some music from your computer, and the apps that you can get are perfect for any channels you might want to watch! Would recommend to anyone thinking about getting rid of their cable package, or as an add on!
Amanda W.
498 reviews
This is honestly so cool! You can do so many different things with this. You can connect your accounts like Hulu or Netflix or you can stream live from your computer! You can literally put your computer screen on the TV! I definitely recommend investing in this kind of TV!
Amber H.
87 reviews
So I thought that nothing could get better thank roku but I guess Apple TV can. It makes things easier! With roku I was having to sign in to my channels over and over almost every single week but with Apple TV it save our passwords and Pin so that we do not have to go to any websites and type this or that in! Ahhhh so nice!
Alyssa H.
246 reviews
I really love the Apple TV. It was wonderful I’m converting our TV to a smart TV, but I also used one in my classroom! It transformed my classroom into an interactive educational experience! I tossed the smart board, hung a large screen TV, and used the Apple TV to project. The best part was that students could also project and work out problems from their seats using a smart phone or iPad. I’m a huge fan to say the least!
Jake W.
Louisville, KY
41 reviews
Apple TV. This is an amazing product that can turn your Tv into a smart tv overnight giving you access to so many possibilities. You can stream anything from YouTube to Netflix on your tv using your Apple TV. Very user friendly and easy to manage. Also with the airplay capability, you can mirror your iPhone on the tv displaying pictures or videos to a large group of people.
Ariana R.
41 reviews
The Apple TV is great for someone who doesn’t have a smart tv. It is easy to use and easily moved! You can take it wherever and plug it into any tv which is nice for those who travel often! It is really cool because it is linked to your Apple account so any movies, tv shows or music you buy is on there!
Olbin G.
Manassas, VA
36 reviews
Apple Tvs are awesome. I am really finicky about the appearance about my home and I despise wires. On the other hand dependability is a necessity. Last but not least is I dont want to fix wholes in the walls. Apple TV can fix all of that. My only improvement would be capability to connect to Android
Ally S.
884 reviews
Pop Culture Expert Level 1
Love me some macbook pro laptops & mac tech products in general!!. A little pricey for what you get internally, but the outside look is sleek and and sexy as ever! SUPER user friendly in my opinion, especially for people who arent extremely tech saavy. Ive loved all my macbooks Ive owned. Thumbs up!
Amanda D.
New Hudson, MI
107 reviews
Another Apple product that I am choosing to review. And yet another Apple product that exceeded all expectations. This product is quicker and more reliable than both the fire TV and Chromecast. This cant be beat. I highly recommend this product.
Ashley J.
Dallas, TX
28 reviews
Is there a monthly fee when buying this product?
Michelle P.
Rio Hondo, TX
29 reviews
What is better Apple TV or ROKU
Ashley M.
41 reviews
Can you screen share from your iPhone to your television using this?
Camila C.
Yauco, PR
62 reviews
What other things can I watch other than Netflix !
Cristina d.
Miami, FL
82 reviews
Can I compare this to Netflix?

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