1. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I have two 4th generation Apple TVs in my household and they are used literally every day. I cut the cord and switched to all streaming television a few months back and they have transformed into the central entertainment hubs in my home. DirecTV Now, Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Showtime and--of course--iTunes are some of my most used apps.

    I'm curious to know what everyone does with the Apple TVs. Are you consuming TV and movies like me or are you doing something else like gaming? What are your favorite apps?
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    03-20-2017 07:27 PM
  2. knotsure's Avatar
    I use my Apple TV for movies I own, Netflix, HBO now, AMC, and recently I installed the KODI app. Kodi worked good for a couple weeks then stopped working. I tried to reinstall it but with no luck, so I gave up for now.
    Lee_Bo likes this.
    03-20-2017 07:53 PM
  3. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I'm still debating on if I need one or not. I have a smart tv & all the apps I use are available on it so idk🤷🏾*♀️
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    03-21-2017 08:36 AM
  4. dpscott's Avatar
    I have two 4th gen 32gb Apple TVs both mainly for Netflix, Apple Music and iTunes content but I do also use HomeKit devices so they have become the remote hub for that as well.

    They are also really good for Airplay when I want to show a few people content from iPad and iPhone as well as the kids homework (which is online) so they think it's fun and not a chore.
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    03-21-2017 08:49 AM
  5. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I use mine for movies I've purchased, streaming services, Airplay and iTunes. Most of the time I just start iTunes music and let the screen saver come on. On a 70" tv it makes the neighbors jealous. :-)
    Last edited by Lee_Bo; 03-23-2017 at 05:32 AM.
    03-21-2017 01:41 PM
  6. cuttheredwire's Avatar
    Podcasts, Netflix, YouTube, and AirPlay (for movie files and Amazon Prime). That's really about it. Maybe some Bloomberg, CNN, or ABC News here and there.

    Note: I have a 3rd gen Apple TV and a PS2 (for DVDs) hooked up to a 32". That's it.
    03-21-2017 04:34 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    SlingTV (Blue + Orange + Sports Extras, Hulu, Netflix, WatchESPN as well as streaming audio via Music on occasion.
    g4s3 likes this.
    03-21-2017 04:51 PM
  8. DarlaMack's Avatar
    I'm still debating on if I need one or not. I have a smart tv & all the apps I use are available on it so idk������������*♀️
    You need one!!! You just don't know it yet, lol.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    03-21-2017 11:50 PM
  9. DarlaMack's Avatar
    I have 4 apple tv's. 1 ATV4, 2 ATV 3 and the original 160gb ATV1.
    We all use the ATV4 for Netflix, Hulu, Crackle and some of the regular network channels. I have Directv but the only reason I really keep it is because it lowers my internet bill to have it lol. 1 ATV3 is in my son's room and he listens to music and watches YouTube religiously. The other is in my room and I blast my music as well. along with watching movies (my current movie library is 357). And my original beast.... holds all of my ripped DVD's for the past 10+ years.... I pretty much keep it for nostalgia purposes or whenever I'm in the mood to conveniently fry an egg :P
    03-21-2017 11:56 PM
  10. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I have an Apple TV 2. I use it to watch TV shows and movies purchased from iTunes or movies i get elsewhere.

    I really don't use anything else other then maybe Netflix once every few months.

    I've thought of buying the latest ATV but I don't care about apps. I have a smart TV and don't even use the apps on it, it's just a TV to me. I'll most likely use my ATV2 until it stops working.
    03-22-2017 05:52 AM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    You need one!!! You just don't know it yet, lol.
    But for what
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    03-22-2017 09:29 AM
  12. Tartarus's Avatar
    I have two 4th generation Apple TVs in my household and they are used literally every day. I cut the cord and switched to all streaming television a few months back and they have transformed into the central entertainment hubs in my home. DirecTV Now, Netflix, Hulu, HBO GO, Showtime and--of course--iTunes are some of my most used apps.

    I'm curious to know what everyone does with the Apple TVs. Are you consuming TV and movies like me or are you doing something else like gaming? What are your favorite apps?
    I don't have that much free time. Oh, wait.
    I use it mostly for streaming Music and when friends are over for watching movies.
    03-22-2017 10:10 AM
  13. mrnimziki's Avatar
    DirecTV Now, WatchESPN Netflix, Disney Jr. for the kids are really the only ones I need. Don't miss cable whatsoever.
    DarlaMack likes this.
    03-22-2017 06:47 PM
  14. Garz's Avatar
    It doesn't support 4K so I don't use it for Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon video. I mostly just use it for my movie library. Or you can say my sons movie library. I do use it on occasion for Apple Music.
    03-22-2017 08:07 PM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    It doesn't support 4K so I don't use it for Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon video. I mostly just use it for my movie library. Or you can say my sons movie library. I do use it on occasion for Apple Music.
    I don't have a 4K television so I'm not bothered by the Apple TV not supporting it....yet. I'm starting to shop for a 4K for the family room so it's only a matter of time until watching in 1080p becomes a limiting factor.

    I watched a few minutes of House of Cards in 4K at a buddy's house a few months back. What a difference!
    03-22-2017 08:51 PM
  16. cuttheredwire's Avatar
    I don't have a 4K television so I'm not bothered by the Apple TV not supporting it....yet. I'm starting to shop for a 4K for the family room so it's only a matter of time until watching in 1080p becomes a limiting factor.

    I watched a few minutes of House of Cards in 4K at a buddy's house a few months back. What a difference!
    They're going to need content for 4K as well. How that will turn into fees is the question. Charging to upgrade a library may push people away, especially after doing it to customers once not that long ago. Or could an Apple TV up-scale a movie like they do for DVDs?

    You know, usually I see Apple's broad platform as a good thing, but it makes it hard to add 4K support if they don't have content. In fact, it encourages customers to buy from other stores… which could give Amazon a reason to (finally) make an app.

    But ya, it will be awhile before we are using our Apple TVs for 4K content.

    By the way, just discovered I can look up movie times on my Apple TV 3rd gen. I'll be using that going forward. (I knew about the weather, but I don't really use that too often.)
    Rob Phillips likes this.
    03-23-2017 02:24 AM
  17. robertk328's Avatar
    We have two. A 64 GB and 32 GB. Mostly used for Apple TV movies, and some Netflix, Hulu, and occasionally some YouTube. We do have some games on there but don't use them very much. Also some other apps, but those also get in frequent use.
    03-27-2017 06:01 AM
  18. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I have the 3rd gen so no tvOS but I still enjoy it very much!

    I use it for Netflix, Youtube and movie rental on iTunes.
    robertk328 likes this.
    03-27-2017 06:21 AM
  19. DarlaMack's Avatar
    But for what
    Because I said so!!!!
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    03-28-2017 09:35 AM
  20. DarlaMack's Avatar
    DirecTV Now, WatchESPN Netflix, Disney Jr. for the kids are really the only ones I need. Don't miss cable whatsoever.
    I'm currently in a 1 month trial if DirectTVNow and I'm loving it!!! Won't be able to fully cut the cable until September and then I'll just grab an antenna for local.
    03-28-2017 09:37 AM
  21. robertk328's Avatar
    I'm currently in a 1 month trial if DirectTVNow and I'm loving it!!! Won't be able to fully cut the cable until September and then I'll just grab an antenna for local.
    If I could get the Washington Nationals another way, I'd do it too. But I'm stuck with cable or going to 81 games at the ballpark
    03-29-2017 05:07 AM
  22. ry189's Avatar
    I use it for Netflix, iTunes purchases, and my iOS games!
    03-29-2017 08:36 PM
  23. bcandiolo's Avatar
    I use my Apple TV 4 32gb only for AirPlay Mirroring. Recently bought a 4K TV and with WebOS 3.0. Netflix, YouTube and other streaming apps are much faster and when using 4K, Apple TV can't compete.
    Also bought a Chrome Cast Ultra, not as fast as my new LG 49" LED TV Native Apps.
    03-29-2017 08:45 PM
  24. robertk328's Avatar
    I use my Apple TV 4 32gb only for AirPlay Mirroring.
    Just used mine to AirPlay some videos yesterday.... better for showing to multiple people than on my iPhone!
    Rob Phillips and bcandiolo like this.
    03-30-2017 04:42 AM
  25. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    If I could get the Washington Nationals another way, I'd do it too. But I'm stuck with cable or going to 81 games at the ballpark
    If you have T-Mobile or know someone with it, you can simply get MLB.tv for free on April 4th. It's pretty easy to set a fake location for a moment in order to start the stream of a Nationals game and just turn it off once the game is streaming.
    03-30-2017 08:02 AM
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