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Apple TV (4th Gen, 2015)

Apple TV (4th Gen, 2015)
alaScore 98

1950 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1950 reviews of Apple TV (4th Gen, 2015). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple TV (4th Gen, 2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Apple TV (latest generation) review

 

Apple lovers will swoon over the Apple TV.

Easy and fun to use ; Fantastic remote control ; Zippy operation ; tvOS versions of apps are great ; AirPlay mirroring

Does not support 4K ; No optical digital audio port ; Lacks some key apps ; No expandable storage

If you’re a fan of all things Apple, the Apple TV is sure to be a delight in your entertainment system. It’s quick, fun and easy to use, and it brings the entire Apple content universe to your big screen.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple TV review (2015): A huge leap forward, unless you want 4K

 

The new Apple TV offers the most refined streaming interface yet, with a remote that's a step ahead of the competition. Its voice search actually works well, and even at this early stage, there are plenty of worthwhile apps and games. If you need 4K...

New interface is refined and attractive ; Siri remote is a much-needed upgrade ; Voice search works well ; Solid app and gaming support

No 4K support ; On-screen keyboard is still clumsy

So was the wait for a new Apple TV worth it? After spending a week devouring content and making it the centerpiece of my living room, I'd say yes. Its refined interface and remote, along with the best voice search implementation I've seen, puts it a...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Apple TV (2015) review

 

The Apple TV 4K is now available, and it costs only $30 or AU$40 more than the standard Apple TV, reviewed here. For just about everyone, my advice is to skip this box and pay the extra $30 for the Apple TV 4K.

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 voice search is excellent, and useful voice commands add unique capabilities. The...

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.

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.

May, 2016

Expert review by (theverge.com)

Apple TV review: is this the future?

 

"The future of TV is here." It is not the world's most understated tagline for a new product, especially one from Apple. If you want to set sky-high expectations around a new TV product after years of rumors, well, that's how you do it.

Siri works well for TV and movies ; Really fast ; Games are a fun addition

Siri is extremely limited ; Have to log in to every app individually ; No 4K support

Oct, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Apple TV 2015 ( 64GB)

 

I've always owned Samsung phones and Windows computers, and tell family members to get Amazon Fire tablets . I bought a Mac in college but ended up paying a fortune for it as part of a student loan program and never bought one again. While my work...

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...

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...

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.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Apple TV Review (2015): Living with big-screen Siri

 

Shouting back at the TV used to be frowned upon; now, with the fourth-generation Apple TV , Apple is positively encouraging it. The Cupertino firm's take on the future of the living room has released Siri from its iPhone and iPad prison, while a new...

My old TV had just two HDMI ports, so I had to be selective about what I left plugged in. Even now, with more inputs to fill, I still limit myself to two set-top boxes. The new Apple TV has replaced its predecessor in one of those ports, but it hasn’t...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : David Gewirtz (zdnet.com)

Apple TV review: A diamond in the rough - very rough

 

The fourth generation Apple TV feels like the start of something big. But right now there's so much terribly wrong with Apple's latest set-top box, it's hard to know where to begin.

Access to the iTunes library ; Enormous potential ; Voice search (when it works) ; Puts AirPlay on TV

Terrible remote ; Limited app selection ; Problematic Bluetooth ; Painful service setup

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Craig Lloyd (gottabemobile.com)

Apple TV Review (4th Gen)

 

In the end, the new Apple TV is most definitely a huge upgrade over the previous Apple TV model by far, and if money isn’t a huge concern for you, you should absolutely upgrade to it.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

Apple TV (2015) Review — Siri Steals the Show

 

Spending $150 on a device that doesn't support the highest-resolution video seems questionable. However, Apple nearly makes up for that shortcoming with a superior user experience. The Apple TV runs like a dream, offers plenty of high-quality content...

Gorgeous, intelligent interface ; Lots of great content ; Smart Siri integration ; Promising gaming capabilities

No 4K support ; Expensive ; Subpar touch controls

The Apple TV's innovative Siri features, app store and beautiful interface make the premium worth it for Apple fans, but it lacks 4K support.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Susie Ochs (macworld.com)

Apple TV review: Big steps forward, but not a revolution

 

Apple finally updated its Apple TV set-top box, which had remained virtually unchanged for years, since going 1080p in 2012. The new version is faster, easier to use, and less frustrating, at least most of the time. What it isn't is a...

Siri Remote controls your TV's power and volume and enables voice search ; Open App Store

Poor App Store discovery, with no browser-based or mobile versions ; Doesn't support iOS Remote app or keyboards for entering passwords

The Apple TV feels like it had painstaking attention paid to some places—the Aerial screensaver, for instance, is gorgeous, with gently moving videos of lovely places around the world, from San Francisco to New York to Hawaii. But I’d trade it in an...

Nov, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC, Lightning
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes

Performance

Frame rate:30
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI version:1.4
USB ports quantity:1
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

Processor

Processor:8 / A8
Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor model:8 / A8

Software

Audio formats supported:AAC, AIFF, HE-AAC, MP3, WAV / AAC,AIFF,HE-AAC,MP3,WAV
Image formats supported:GIF, JPG, TIF / GIF,HEIF,JPG,TIF / GIF,JPG,TIF / HEIF,GIF,JPG,TIF
Video compression format:H.264, M4V, MP4, MPEG4 / H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG4

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.86
Height:1.38
Weight:15
Width:3.86