There is certainly no lack of 4K media streaming devices out there for you to choose from and it might be confusing for someone to figure out which one is the best. Well let’s be clear right off the bat that the Apple TV stands atop the heap as one of the best, if not the best, media streamers available, doubly so if you already own an iPhone or iPad.
$60 Off the Newest Apple TV 4K
There’s only one disadvantage of the Apple TV compared to its competitors, and that’s the price. The newest Apple TV 4K is normally priced at $179 for the 32GB model and $199 for the 64GB model. I’m not saying that the price isn’t justified, but that’s a premium price tag when other streaming devices can cost well under $100. Fortunately, today’s deal makes this less of an issue. Amazon is offering a flat $60 off both 32GB and 64GB models, bringing the price down to $119.99 and $139.99 respectively. They’re not quite as cheap as what we saw on Prime Day (only a $10 difference), but it’s still an outstanding deal nonetheless and the best price we’ll probably see for a while.
Why is the Apple TV is such a great media streaming device? For starters, it supports a huge range of apps. That includes video apps like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Paramount+, and of course original Apple TV movies and TV shows, as well as music apps like Spotify, Pandora, Amazon Music, and TIDAL. Apple TV also gives you access to Apple Arcade games that you normally wouldn’t be able to play on a non-Apple device.
The Apple TV hardware is also top shelf. It’s powered by an Apple A12 Bionic CPU that’s capable of handling 4K HDR video paired with Dolby Atmos audio without a hitch. You’re not gimped on storage space either; even the lesser 32GB model puts other media streamers to shame. For example, the Amazon Fire TV (any model) includes only 8GB of storage, Roku doesn’t include any internal storage, and the NVIDIA Shield Pro comes closest with 16GB.
The current generation model also has a new and improved Siri remote that’s head over heels superior to the previous generation black remote. Not only is the build quality better, but there are a few quality-of-life enhancements such as a 5-way clickpad, mute button, and dedicated power button that works for your TV, receiver, and Apple TV. They might sound like little upgrades, but they make a wold of difference in convenience and usability.
Finally, the Apple TV is a cinch to install, especially if you already own an Apple device like an iPhone or iPad. Even better, you won’t need any additional setup to mirror your Apple TV content to your iPhone or iPad or vice versa. You’ll be able to swap videos, movies, music, images, and browser content using Apple’s proprietary AirPlay wireless connection. And since the iPhone is the most popular phone on the market right now, it’s safe to say that quite a few people will find this functionality extremely practical.