Note: On some of these deals, Cult of Mac might earn a small commission through an affiliate link. However, deals are picked strictly on their potential value to our readers. March 2, 2018 10:10 am PDT Milo Kahney Get the 5th Generation Apple TV for $45 off The 5th Generation Apple TV 4K can stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, ESPN, iTunes and more. Powered by an A10X Fusion processor, it is compatible with high-definition and 4K-resolution HDR televisions. This is an open-box deal, so the packaging maybe slightly distressed, but the hardware is in like-new condition. Buy from: eBay Link to this entry March 2, 2018 10:00 am PDT Milo Kahney Save $330 on an unlocked refurbished iPhone 7 eBay is offering a refurbished iPhone 7 for over half off. The device may have minor cosmetic wear like light scratches on the screen and minor imperfections on sides or back. The device does come with a new OEM A/C adapter, but it does not include a SIM card, headphones, the original box, or a … [Read more...] about Save $45 on an Apple TV 4K [Deals & Steals]
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For a device that was at the forefront of the home streaming revolution, Apple TV has always been a bit behind the times. The first generation required a computer to stream content. Third-party app support didn’t arrive until the fourth generation. And it’s only the most recent model that embraces the most popular video standards.It would be easy to dismiss Apple TV 4K as a me-too release. Had Apple TV 4K launched in 2015, HDR10 and Dolby Vision would have been pioneering features, but in 2017 they’re practically obligatory. Apple had no choice but to add 4K support just to ensure Apple TV isn’t completely overlooked by videophiles.It’s late to the party, but it just so happens that Apple TV 4K doesn’t feel like an afterthought. It might not bring anything to the table that you don’t get with the far-less-expensive Chromecast Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick Plus, or Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD, but Apple’s elegant simplicity, ease of use, … [Read more...] about Apple TV 4K review: The ultimate iTunes box has finally arrived
Apple TV has grown up a lot since its iTV days. It’s not just for iTunes rentals anymore—Apple TV handles just about anything we watch, from House of Cards to Game of Thrones and Major League Baseball games, and now that includes 4K content.Since Apple opened up its tiny streaming box to developers, it’s gone from fun to indispensable. With an extensive library of apps, Siri support, and a drop-dead simple interface, Apple TV is one of the underrated players in Apple’s lineup. Just like all those years ago, it’s still the device that “completes the story” of Apple’s entertainment ecosystem, and even without some of the bells and whistles of its competitors, Apple TV is still one of the best streaming boxes you can buy—from SD to HD to brilliant 4K.And we’ve got everything you need to know about it, including any questions you have about the new 4K model. Whether you’re buying your first one or just want to learn a few … [Read more...] about Apple TV 4K and tvOS 11: Everything you need to know about Apple’s digital media streamer
Here’s what to do if your Apple TV isn’t working and you think that Wi-Fi problems are the cause of the issue. First up you need to check that your Internet connection is working. Try connecting to the web using another device that’s on the same network as your Apple TV. If you are able to connect to the web via your iPhone or Mac, then the issue is unique to your Apple TV. If you think that your Wi-Fi network is down read this: How to fix Mac Wi-Fi problems. On your Apple TV 4K or 4th generation Apple TV (with the App Store) go to Settings > Network. If you have an older Apple TV, go to Settings > General > Network. Check you are connected to the correct network. If you aren’t, choose the correct Wi-Fi network and enter your Wi-Fi password when asked. If the network you are trying to connect to is a captive network your Apple TV won’t be able to use it. Captive networks, like those in hotels, schools, universities and coffee shops require a … [Read more...] about If your Apple TV can’t connect to a Wi-Fi network it won’t work
App attack By Nilay Patel "The future of TV is here." It is not the world’s most understated tagline for a new product, especially one from Apple. If you want to set sky-high expectations around a new TV product after years of rumors and sly winks and shelved plans, well, that’s exactly how to do it. You say that you’ve invented the future of TV, and that it is here. You say it while knowing full well that Steve Jobs set the stage for a radical new TV from Apple in 2011 by directly telling his biographer that he’d "finally cracked it," and that he wanted to create "an integrated television set that is completely easy to use," with "the simplest user interface you could imagine." You say that the future of TV is here even though every attempt to place a computer at the center of the living room experience has bombed catastrophically for nearly two decades, and that rivals like Microsoft and Google have each been floored by the challenges of television. You take … [Read more...] about Apple TV review: is this the future?