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Apple TV (3rd Generation) Review

By on 01/04/2014

apple tv reviewApple TV, without a doubt, is one of the best media streaming devices out there in the market. With several new additions of video channels, few great technical upgrades, capabilities, Apple TV (3rd Generation) is definitely worth-learning more about.

Anyway, let’ get into the details of this Apple TV Review:

Size Specifications

Depth: 3.9 inches

Width: 3.9 inches

Weight: 0.6 Lbs.

Height: 0.9 inch

The Good Stuff

The good part – Apple TV is continuously adding more and more streaming services to itself. It currently streams media from popular services including Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, MLB TV and other services. The device also allows users to access some of the best content including top movies, best TV shows, your personal videos and photos from all the iOS devices on HD TV. For this, you’d need to use AirPlay.

User Interface: Apple TV offers the best User Interface to its users. The technology giant, known for its unique design and interface and with this device as well, Apple has live upto its design standard. Within few minutes, one can not only set it up but can start streaming content from their favorite streaming services. It also provides a remote control to operate your streaming, however, for those who do not like to use the remote; it offers an iOS app on the App Store.

The Apple Ecosystem: Apple TV allows users who have invested in Apple Ecosystem, meaning those who use iOS products, a great way to watch their videos on their HD TV. It’s an amazing add-on to those devices.

iCloud users can also directly stream their photos from their photo stream. iTunes Match subscribers can directly play their favorite music from iCloud.

Other Options: Apart from the above, Apple TV supports a good number of Internet radio and podcasts. You can even stream photos from Flickr and checkout the latest news from Wall Street Journal.

The Bad Stuff

Apple TV (3rd Generation) is not only about the good stuff. Yes, there are few shortcomings of using this device.

One of the biggest disadvantages of using this device is that you get very limited content compared to its competition like Roku 3. Plus, people who have not invested in Apple Ecosystem would have difficulty in setting it up and using it. Why? Well, simply because it strongly supports and uses iOS devices to make the most out of it.

The Price: Apple TV is currently priced at $99.00 with free shipping.

Other Features:

  • HDMI
  • Optical Audio
  • Micro-USB
  • Ethernet Port
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth

The Apple TV box contains Apple TV, Apple Remote, Power Cord, and Documentation.

 

 

Apple TV Review Verdict?

Simply put, Apple TV is definitely a great buy for two reasons–Apple’s brand and Apple Ecosystem. If you’re an Apple fan, Apple TV is a must-have device. However, for non-Apple fans, Roku 3 is a good alternative that they can look into. 

About Philip Shipman

Mediaplayera Staff

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