Siri Remote & Power Cord
Rated 4 out of 5 by pfvjr from Great replacement for 2nd TV I bought an Apple TV when it first came out, but returned it feeling that my existing set top box from the cable company provided most of the same content, and was easier to use. Channel up/Channel down on the cable box, and you were tuned to what you wanted to watch. But I decided to give the new TVOS 10 a try when I saw this deal on a refurbished model. As most of the (free) TV channel apps require a cable subscription, the Apple TV is really more suitable as a replacement for a second cable box, than for cutting the cable cord altogether - but returning the second box cut my monthly bill by $24/mo! Installation was a breeze and I found the new TVOS easy to navigate. Using Siri to find content is useful, but the real power comes in giving her commands like "Open ESPN App", "Watch SportsCenter" - no fiddling with apps or buttons. The new TV app is good for watching your favorite series, as it remembers where you left off, and queues up the next episodes automatically. Another great use for Apple TV is Airplay - which allows me to mirror my Mac displays to the TV without cables. I also have a sound bar with Bluetooth, so I can play music without having to have my TV on. All in all, I am very happy with my purchase.
Date published: 2017-01-08