Average review score based on 87 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
Easy to set up and use "out of the box". Neat looking device and the remote is brilliantly designed - so simple to use even I can use it!
"Very happy with purchase. Bought mainly as a source to play iTunes through our home entertainment system. Product picks up all Home Share devices instantly and streams music from iCloud without any problems.
Access to iTunes Store is helpful and you can purchase music, movies, TV programmers etc from here. Device also has Netflix per-installed and a subscription to this costs £5 per month through iTunes. Also installed is Vimeo, YouTube, Flicker and a few other applications. Photo stream is also installed allowing you to view photos taken on all linked iOS devices.
Apple TV has no web browser so you can't surf the net. You can however stream directly and easily from your iPhone or iPad via AirPlay. This allows you to surf the net and mirror it to the TV.
All round this is an excellent product and a good price."
I love apple products, plain & simple and I'll start with that so when you read this review you can appreciate that I'm reviewing with a certain quality in mind. This product from Apple is certainly meeting that standard, I use it for all sorts of things now that I own one, Music streaming through my TV and when it's late, I'll direct the sound through my Airport Express using headphones to not wake anyone else up, I will also plan to use this for the University flat this year as I'm sure that I won't be the only one making use of the 1080p Films on Netflix (but I'll be the only one to pay for the subscription :P ) and the quick access to YouTube is a bonus too.
The only thing I can find wrong with this product is that other apps that will compete with iTunes in terms of Music Streaming (Spotify for one) won't appear here in the near/far future, it's a loss, but a small price to pay for ultimate connectivity.
Like I said at the start, I live in a room with apple equipment, we're talking iMac, MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad Mini, Time Capsule, Airport Express Base Station and now proudly an Apple TV to top it off, Everything connects to each other in one way and I couldn't ask for less, I can Use any sound device through my TV speakers or I can display any iDevice on my TV screen and use the apps in full 1080p Display.
If, like me you hold an adoration for Apple and their products, please consider adding this TINY device to your equipment as it takes up NO space, but it gives you BIG results, in all areas of Sound, Picture and Connectivity!
Outstanding compared to the rest though it is not a subscription tv service it is generally a media player for iTunes, but iTunes is rather expencive when it comes to movies and tv programmes: a tv programe costs on average £1.99
its perfectly ideal for apple lovers
there is a fuction called air play allows you ao stream any movies or music to this apple tv and it will output it in hdmi to your big High defenition TV but air play does not work on apps that make an instand audio responce like garage band: if you have air play enabled andyou have garage band on piano, when you play a note you dont get an immediete audio responce (takes 3-5 senonds)
the photo slideshow screensaver is outstanding well worth loading your family photos
the downside: it has no app store you get you tube and netflix and a couple other apps but thats it
Excellent box, does what apple says it will, I can stream pictures and movies from Ipad 2 and also it works with my Ipad 1 original which was a bit of a surprise. Also it will stream movies from the Internet Archive on the net from a large library free. Has other good features and has been reliable up to now. Recommended but like a smart box or smart TV it needs a reasonable broadband connection to use with the iPads or Internet.
Brought this so that I could share photos with family from my iphone or ipad. It worked perfectly but also able share videos online and also search you tube. I like the size of the Apple TV and also the remote to. The use ability is good as it is so easy to connect to tv and iPhone or ipad to use.
I have not tried any other products like this so cannot compare it or them.
I am very happy on this device features that are very easy to get familiar and enjoy it.
I can easily enjoy my itunes library (videos and music)! on my TV, moreover I can mirroring the pics.
I was so enthusiasic of my ATV thatbI bought two more devices to install it to each
bed room and sitting room.
If you own ipad or iPod touch / phone, this is an accessory that you would be mad not to purchase.
It's so easy to install and it's sound and picture quality are excellent.
It's small and compact as well as pleasing to the eye.
I will certainly consider taking this compact unit on holidays where I can connect to wi-fi and share my music and DVD video downloads with family and friends direct from my iPod and iPad OAS well as access the apps that come as standard with this unit.
So glad we made this purchase !