New Apple TV 4 Review Roundup [Video]

New Apple TV 4 Review Roundup [Video]

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Here's a look at a few reviews of the new Apple TV 4. The media streaming device is now available to order on the online Apple Store and it should hit stores on Friday.

The Verge:
It has virtually every streaming app save Amazon Prime video, Siri works reasonably well and can answer a wider range of questions across services than the Fire TV 2 or Roku, and playback is super fast. If you just want a new streaming box, you can happily buy a new Apple TV. (I would buy the $149 base model.) You’ll like it. But all of that is very much the best version of television’s present. Apple has a lot more work to do before the future actually arrives.


Mashable:
If you are an existing Apple TV owner and you are ready for a new set-top box, the new Apple TV is a no brainer. Without a doubt, this is a great set-top box with best-in-class universal search and fantastic voice support.


USA Today:
After more than three years, the arrival of an improved Apple TV is something Apple fans will surely cheer. But if you're looking for something less expensive or have or will soon get a 4K TV, you're best turning to one of Apple's streaming rivals.


WSJ:
Ultimately, the Apple TV’s advantage is that it isn’t tied to the idea of channels, live TV or even streaming. It’s the place where developers are able to do the most cool interactive stuff for the widest audience. There’s already a workout show on the Apple TV that’s smart enough to know if you’re really working out. The TV of the future needs to be as powerful and easy to use as an iPhone, and this Apple TV is the first box—and the first Apple TV—to achieve that.


CNET:
● The Good - The new Apple TV delivers the most polished video experience today, with speedy reactions and a familiar yet attractive interface. It has the best remote on the market. Siri's voice search makes finding stuff to watch even easier, with search results pulled from numerous services beyond iTunes. The selection of TV-based apps is very good, and AirPlay can be used for unsupported apps.
● The Bad - Apple TV costs more than similar devices like the Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast for basically the same core functions. There's no dedicated app for Amazon or any other a la carte video service beyond iTunes. Non-entertainment apps aren't very compelling yet.
● The Bottom Line - The new Apple TV's awesome remote and voice control make it one of the best entertainment devices, especially for anyone who already owns plenty of Apple gadgets.
Genemaster - November 1, 2015 at 10:03pm
no optical audio, no support for 3rd party keyboards, remote app incompatible, no search of user content, no gigabit ethernet, homesharing interface not improved...why would one pay $110 (Canada) more to downgrade from the previous generation?
Ren - November 2, 2015 at 12:50am
Who needs keyboards for a tv? You do realize you can convert ports to whatever was eliminated like converting Ethernet to thunderbolt in macs so it's their if you want to convert it. What do you mean no search of user content? Also, you do realize it can't hurt to wait for an update to fix homesharing. I paid $110 for this and it's worth it, plus wait for jailbreak.
alhalal - October 30, 2015 at 10:05pm
Is Apple TV works outside the United States and whether all the channels operate outside the US
johnyB - October 29, 2015 at 3:34pm
Wait for what... Does this geek think that the price coming down... More apps and stuff yeah but the hardware is not going to be updated very soon and yes the price is same if ypu buy one now or next summer... So cannot really see point waiting unless u need to save for it lol, waiting makes more harm since more users means more apps (make it more interesting for devs)... So yeah thats why idiotic comment to ask people to wait.
The iDevice Pro - October 31, 2015 at 11:32pm
Wait for a jailbreak...the possibilities after that are very exciting!!!
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