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Apple TV review: For those deeply committed to the Apple ecosystem

While it's starting to show its age, Apple TV's is worth considering if you depend on iTunes, iCloud, and other Apple services and devices.

At a Glance

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  • Apple TV (3rd gen., early 2012)
    3/5
    $70.00 (When Rated) via Target.com
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    While it's beginning to show its age, Apple TV's hooks into the Apple ecosystem still make it worth considering.

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At a Glance

While it's beginning to show its age, Apple TV's hooks into the Apple ecosystem still make it worth considering.

Price when rated: $69
Lowest price: $70.00 via Target.com
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Pros

  • It's the only option for streaming iTunes content
  • Apple Music, HomeKit, and AirPlay further extend the box's usefulness
  • App-driven home screen is easy to understand
  • Fairly cheap for a high-end set-top box
  • Only platform that still lacks voice search

Cons

  • Outdated hardware translates to long loading times
  • Limited app selection
  • Remote is overly simplistic and depends on line of sight
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