Media player (HD)

Why we love it

While there are cheaper ways of getting Netflix or YouTube onto your TV, nothing has proved as reliable and multifunctional for us as an AppleTV. First, you can access just about any streaming service you can imagine. And second, if you have an iPhone or other apple device, you can mirror what is on your screen onto your tv pretty seamlessly.

Having this access regularly at home or in a rental home makes using cable tv or a clunky pay-per-view experience feel painfully outdated. We’ve been known to bring an AppleTV on the road with us on occasion. 🙂

Note: this is the 3rd generation HD version. There is a newer version with a faster processor and 4k capability, but if you don’t have a 4k display and aren’t gaming then this version is probably good enough for your needs.

From Apple:

  • 1080p HD for high-quality video
  • Dolby digital Plus 7.1 surround sound
  • A8 chip
  • Voice search by asking the Siri Remote
  • View photos and videos from your iPhone and iPad on TV
  • Netflix, HBO Now, Hulu, Amazon Prime video, ESPN, iTunes, and thousands more apps in the app store

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