1. ClickClack's Avatar
    What exactly am I missing if I can get Netflix on my tv or ps4?
    10-22-2014 11:28 PM
  2. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    Really just Airplay is the only thing you're missing. If you're heavily invested in iTunes, being able to access all your media and buy/rent from the iTunes store may also be something that you're missing out on.
    HAWK and Derrick4Real like this.
    10-22-2014 11:35 PM
  3. ClickClack's Avatar
    No not really and I rent movies @ redbox for $1.25.....

    I think Apple TV is a ripoff no?
    10-23-2014 09:46 AM
  4. AgentHeracles's Avatar
    Also mirroring your iDevice, if you like that. As for Apple TV being a ripoff, I don't see it like that. The reason being is that there are people who don't have smart tv's and want a device like it or similar like Roku or Chromecast and for the price it's not a bad deal.
    10-23-2014 10:10 AM
  5. ClickClack's Avatar
    Nah , man it just seems Apple TV is useless if you have a smart TV
    10-23-2014 10:28 PM
  6. E_Brown's Avatar
    Nah , man it just seems Apple TV is useless if you have a smart TV
    If your TV and PS4 does everything you need, and you don't need mirroring, save your money. If it was a new updated version I would probably feel differently, but it's not. I'm actually looking into getting the fire TV. I don't have a PS4 (fun fact. I've never owned a game system or put a game on my phone) or a smart TV so I'm thinking it'll be good for Netflix and Prime streaming.
    10-23-2014 10:34 PM
  7. kataran's Avatar
    Apple TV is not a Rip off if you use Airplay a lot like I do. And I find it's more user friendly than my parents Samsung Smart TV
    10-23-2014 10:39 PM
  8. Speedygi's Avatar
    You won't have access to your Apple purchased content and the Itunes Store...
    10-26-2014 06:15 AM
  9. sting7k's Avatar
    What exactly am I missing if I can get Netflix on my tv or ps4?
    Accessing content from the iTunes Store is all you are missing. If you don't buy anything from iTunes then your PS4 is far more useful than an AppleTV.
    10-27-2014 04:33 PM
  10. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Nah , man it just seems Apple TV is useless if you have a smart TV
    Ballstreams and Ch131. I can just AirPlay to my TV without a problem.
    11-11-2014 06:28 PM
  11. Derrick4Real's Avatar
    pretty much what beyondfire and others have said. Only if you need airplay and want to buy from itunes. I've monitored these devices for years and many have some new features and amazon is fast and has voice. All those are nice things. But I have only an 5 old wdtv and an xbox 360. It's quite astounding how well they hold up; the combination of the products. My wdtv plays virtually every kind of file you can throw at it with almost any codec combination. mkv, ac3, ts, avi, mpg, vod, aac, dts, wma, etc. it's old but it does do youtube. I use that for my home video library. And xbox 360 does hbo, showtime, netflix, foxnow, youtube, hulu and several other apps. For my needs the test for an apple tv or roku is do you do all that better, and so much better that it's worth me spending $100 bucks for it. WDTV can be tempermental but once it's set up it's pretty good. Xbox is a bit clunky interface wise but the apps work well. I've caught up on empire with the foxnow app.

    And if you access all you can from you're ps4 and smart tv it's just a question of if you want airplay and to buy from itunes and do you want to spend the money. Me what i have works so i have the luxury to wait until roku, apple tv, amazon etc decide to finally make a great device that can do it all.
    03-10-2015 06:45 PM

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