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Apple TV (2nd Generation)

Apple TV (2nd Generation)
alaScore 85

18 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Apple TV (2nd Generation). The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Apple TV (2nd Generation) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: Janet Cloninger (

Apple TV (2nd Generation) Review


I used to think my cable box offered all the programming I needed. As cable prices keep rising, I've come to the conclusion that those multi-media boxes and an $8/month subscription to Netflix are a better deal. While I haven't gotten rid of cable yet,...

Gives access to Internet programming (iTunes, Netflix, etc) ; Very easy to set up ; Lets you access content on computers and iPods/iPhones/iPads on your local network ; Tiny form factor lets it fit in cramped spaces

Doesn't have a QWERTY keyboard for entering account info and passwords ; No HDMI cable provided - and you MUST have an HDMI cable to use it

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (

Apple TV 2nd Generation review


The new-look AppleTV replaces the original 2007 model. It's smaller than its predecessor, measuring a mere 3.9ins wide and deep, and just 0.9in high. The reduction in size – and price cut from £200 to £100 – was made possible by removing the hard disk....

A breeze to set up and use and features an attractive graphical interface

Limited content available via iTunes in the UK; rentals are comparatively expensive

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: (

Apple TV (2nd Generation) review


The latest version of the Apple TV is smaller and sleeker than its predecessor, with a radically redesigned interface. It's also remarkably cheap, at just under £100 from most retailers. Although we weren't expecting loads of features at this price, we...

Apple TV has a lovely interface and will suit those who use iTunes for everything, but its low resolution and poor format support count against it.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Bob77 (

Slow, buggy, restarts frequently, freezes and useless awful remote control.


How do I start with this? There are so many cons that the pros just disappear and get drowned! I bought this machine from Amazon and I read good reviews so I decided to give it a try. Now is over two months of use.. actually of not use since I never......

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: ted12 (

Mixed thoughts


The good points: * easy to set up and use * integrates well with apple mobile devices * have setup a number of these for relatives all have been trouble free * quite, small and unobtrusive * doesn't draw much power. The bad points: * updating device...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: tuttifruttimum (

Has changed our lives


This little gadget has changed our lives. We now watch YouTube and itunes Movies when we like. Turned our lovely Sony Bravia into a smart TV for $100. Now we understand why our local movie rental guy sold up, he saw the future coming in this little...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Apple rentals terrible (

Terrible for downloading and watching movies


I initally liked the device. Nothing groundbreaking and no where near as good as my TIVO. The great thing about it is being able to watch you tube videos- apart from that.....hmmmm I have hired several movies thru Apple tv. EVERYTIME without fail,...

Oct, 2014

Consumer review by: peter-pr13949 (

Very Happy, Easy to Set Up and Use


Got this in Nov 2013 as present. It does everything it says well with little to minimal delay in streaming. Occasional lock up when we overdo the instruction from the PC but that is it. We have been using YOUTUBE to enjoy lots of free old and not so...

Very easy to set sup and us. Atractive Design

Slow to type words in search due to format but OC link fixes that.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Cisco (

Good entertainment device. Love AirPlay


Apple TV is a great device to have for multimedia content. The remove control is easy to use, except when you have to enter text letter by letter to search for YouTube content. The iPhone remote app is good, but doesn't always work with the Apple TV....


Typing out words with standard remote, no free to air TV recording.

Aug, 2013

Consumer review by: Mr Green (

A bit of a let down!


We got the Apple TV as a Christmas gift, and were initially very excited. Unfortunately our Samsung HDTV does not support the HDMI port, which meant we needed to buy a HDMI to AV Converter from Jaycar which cost as much as the Apple TV itself. The...

Able to use Youtube, iTunes etc.

Expensive, limited applications. Typing letters to search on youtube etc is a slow tedious process.

Apr, 2013