1. michaeljdewilde's Avatar
    Where I work is about to start selling the Apple TV, and because I'm personally interested and potentially going to buy one myself. What I am looking to find it out is what makes this product stand out above the competition? Why do/should I buy an Apple TV over anything else?
    11-16-2016 06:21 PM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    First and foremost, AppleTV has a pretty robust App Store. You can download thousands of different apps and you can connect third party game controllers. If you're an iPhone and/or Mac user you'll appreciate the cohesiveness. Any music, movies, or shows that you own through iTunes will be available on AppleTV as well.

    AppleTV doesn't reinvent the wheel but it makes some nice improvements.
    11-16-2016 06:31 PM
  3. michaeljdewilde's Avatar
    So you mention third party party game controllers, can you give some examples? Additionally how would it compare to say streaming via a PlayStation, or Xbox?
    11-18-2016 09:01 AM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    So you mention third party party game controllers, can you give some examples? Additionally how would it compare to say streaming via a PlayStation, or Xbox?
    Here's a popular one: http://www.apple.com/shop/product/HJ...duct-HJ162ZM/A

    Streaming is going to be comparable to XBOX and PS4.
    11-18-2016 10:07 AM
  5. ry189's Avatar
    Apple TV has a nice ecosystem with the iPad. Game controllers can work for both if they share the support apps, which some popular games do.

    Steel Nimbus is a good controller.
    11-18-2016 09:16 PM
  6. michaeljdewilde's Avatar
    Does anyone use it to mirror an iPad or iPhone screen on their tv?
    11-19-2016 10:20 PM
  7. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Does anyone use it to mirror an iPad or iPhone screen on their tv?
    Every once in a while. I use AirPlay way more than mirroring.

    Do you have a question about it?
    11-20-2016 08:23 AM
  8. michaeljdewilde's Avatar
    Well I've never used apple TV so I guess what's the difference on airplay and mirroring? I'm basically all apple (phone and iPad) how well do they work? Do you have issues with them losing connectivity? Is it in anyway contingent on a WIFI source
    11-20-2016 10:12 PM
  9. michaeljdewilde's Avatar
    OK so how does it compare to say the Amazon Fire TV stick?
    11-25-2016 03:11 PM
  10. Timothy Duquette's Avatar
    I was talking about the new and improved tv app , I don't have an Apple TV , no need one at all , the tv apps will have different app updates every day ? I mean different apps will updates everyday ?
    11-26-2016 04:13 PM

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