Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by 5836jameson Great Apple
Awesome product and just in time for my grandchildren to get entertained and enjoy... Thanks Apple
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kauanoe Good for Streaming...BUT
This Apple TV Streamer is good for streaming music and video that you already own with your Apple account and with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, etc. Because our family owns iPhones and iPads, it is very nice to be able to watch/listen on a big screen. However, this device proved to offer the same or less apps than some of the other devices we already own.
If you do not already have smart devices that allow you to stream music and video, then Apple TV will be a great addition to your home network. However, if you already have smart devices connected to your TVs, Apple TV does not offer much more than you may already have, except the access to your Apple account.
I recently got a new All-in-One computer (also from QVC), so rendering my old desktop monitor unnecessary. I decided that instead of tossing the old monitor, I would use it as a small TV in my kids' bedroom with the Apple TV. Now, we own two smart TVs that connect online, allowing us to stream directly, and we have a Playstation 3 that also connects online, allowing to stream. This Apple TV did not offer anything more than we already had. In fact, it was quite less, as Apple TV does not have an app for VUDU. We own A LOT of UltraViolet digital movies, and being unable to access these from the Apple TV led us to connect our Playstation 3 to the old monitor instead.
We did not return the Apple TV, though. We recently received a new TV from a family member, and we will be setting it up in our garage with the Apple TV. I am so glad it came with the mounting kit. It will make for great BBQ entertainment.
It is very easy to connect the device. Simply select your wireless connection in Settings and enter your passwords. Most likely, your new Apple TV will take some time after connecting to update.