Works of course verging on flawlessly, as usual with Apple products.
Took several months before I had to start it the first time because of a bug.
Have tested Google Nexus player before but it was completely useless, constantly krashande apps. Could not see a single episode in someone series on Netflix without having thrown out ..
Please read this before you give a bad rating!
Apple TV 3th gen (read further down for 4th gen)
It is a pity that today's consumers still do not understand that you pay for the software. Apple has generally rather expensive products, but as Steve Jobs once said, quote "We can not ship junk". Unfortunately, Apple has in the current situation has not released anything new revolutionary, but this notice that Steve helped develop.
What do you get from an Apple TV?
It all depends on what you're looking for and how much experience you have the software. If you only purchase the Apple TV as a single media player, you can do simple things that most SmartTV today. Example: Netflix, TV4 Play and rent a movie from the iTunes Store. (49kr / movie, this week's pre-offer 7kr / film) to buy film cost anywhere from 100-180kr.
Will you be using your Apple TV for the above, you can just as well buy a SmartTV, but not really. Apple has the ability to update the software in their products for long-term purchases for their consumers, unlike manufacturers of Smart TV. Looking above, this product will fit you perfectly, and risk that it hangs or the like is very low. Thanks Apple for you know that the software is more important than hardware.
Now I write about other opportunities with an Apple TV, and the reason why I use it. AirPlay.
I want to start by recommending a program to computer users (both PC / MAC). The program is called AirParrot and are available at: http://www.airsquirrels.com/
What the program does is to wirelessly stream image from one computer to Apple TV. (Remember that you need a wireless network at home, but who has not?)
You have a movie on your computer that you want to see on your TV, this is a perfect solution.
The downside here is that you need a wireless keyboard / mouse if you have a desktop computer, this to avoid having to get up from the couch and change film or the like.
For this, however, I recommend Touchpad:
-iOS - https://itunes.apple.com/se/app/touchpad/id297623931?mt=8
-Android - Https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.thingsstuff.touchpad&hl=sv (not tested)
Touchpad allows you to use your smartphone / tablet keyboard / mouse, also via the network.
Would also recommend two additional programs.
For anyone who has an iPhone / iPad and a computer (and Apple TV): http://www.inmethod.com/index.html
This program allows you to add folders with movies from a computer to your phone / tablet that can then be used by AirPlay to your Apple TV. Love this app and use it daily. (Ideal for switching between movies or comics on your phone that are located in your computer). Supports .mkv and subtitles. The app also supports streaming movies to your iPhone / iPad via 3G / WiFi if you have your computer turned on at home, (recommended that you have a fiber connection). Thus, you can sit in your friend's couch and stream movies from your home computer to your iPhone / iPad and run AirPlay to your friend Apple TV.
The second program is called Plex. https://plex.tv/
This is the Android version of AirVideo, but also to iOS. The advantage is that it also works with a NAS and Google Chromecast (if you do not have the Apple TV).
Apple TV is a fantastic product and today's consumers do not understand the world that opens up the software in the machines. What I want to say is to look less on technical specifications and more on software which is supported by the product. Then hold Apple always extremely high level of design in the design and quality of their products. The price is extremely low on this unit and I was easily able to pay three times more. Apple's price of computers, phones and tablets are otherwise - "You get what you pay for."
1. Would also add that it is not a product for those who love the jailbreak and XBMC, look elsewhere.
2. Beamer is another good program for you Mac users, instead of AirParrot: http://beamer-app.com/
Apple TV 4th gen
Apple changed direction with generation 4 to place apps directly on the device, resulting in that it is no longer dependent on an iOS / OSX drive. Personally, I thought the change from the 3rd generation to 4th was a worthy upgrade. The device is much faster and the apps work just fine. I even use my TV more now than before.
+ Good remote (touch)
+ Getting off logon to various apps
+ Stylish screensavers
+ AC Standard
+ Logical if you are accustomed to iOS
+ Apple built Music
+ Add volume control for the audio device
-Hängt Sometime so it had to be connected to computer recovery (needed to buy a USB cable C
-Siri The Swedish acts like that, talk Swenglish so she understands.
-Airplay Multiroom music should work from your iOS device, and not only Mac / iTunes (requires Airport Express to each room)
-To Writing is a mess compared to the previous version and such PS4. The keyboard layout looks exactly like this: (Space) ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVXYZÅÄÖ (Backspace). To jump between the letters to write takes a very long time. So my tip is to use the Remote app on your mobile.
What I do with ATV 4:
With external hard drive connected to the router and Infuse app installed on this Apple TV made product worth buying. I do not need a NAS or a server Plex standing. Perfect simply! Wishing, however, that Infuse let me search the app and the Apple TV had Siri working in English until it was better in Swedish. HDMI-CEC easier for me to use only the Apple TV can toss my usual TV monitoring in the garbage :-)
You can also connect Apple TV to control other IR receiver, such as external audio to control volume, however, wish this to also be able to turn on and turn off the amplifier.
With built-in Loudness Equalizer makes it even on evenings and nights when you live in the apartment. For searching, I use my iPhone app "Remote" works great.
Guess Apple waiting with 4K support until we see more people who actually have a TV with 4K, HDMI 2.0 / USB C and until there is more content, absolutely the right choice in my opinion. Had it had 4K support now, customers had whined that the movies you buy from iTunes is 4K and that it takes too long to spool, totally understand why Apple opted out of 4K in the current situation. Then I do not know if 4K is "Retina" for those people, if you are not sitting 1.5 meters from a 80 inch TV. Personally I do not see the pixels in full HD from 3 meters to 50 inch TV, you may need stronger glasses.
http://isthisretina.com - Is a good guide to see if you will even see any difference between 4K and Full HD. Remember that in stores where 4K TVs sold are most often very close to the TV to even see the difference. For me personally, there are only two TV sets is possible upgrades right now and it's SUHD OLED from Samsung and LG, the reason is not 4K but blacks and picture quality in general. Thus sufficient 1080p well. To compare the 4K and Full HD TV is a bit like to show this video to someone and ask what they hear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-iCZElJ8m0
The question is simply, how well you see from a normal distance?
If anyone wonders why it has higher resolution than the "Retina" on mobile phones that is usually the VR, where the glass VR spectacles zooms in on the screen, Full HD on a 5.5 inch mobile is not enough for optimal VR. Furthermore, using certain persons handsets closer than 20 centimeters from the face.
Like new control. But I want more apps.
+ Quick and easy to install.
+ Good quality feel.
+ Ability to install apps. Although supply right now is not huge so it is good enough for basic needs.
+ The remote is well designed and UI t is intuitive.
- The remote control is Svindyr to replace if broken or lost. 945 kr! It is 2/3 of the total price! A tip is to find a protective shell to it.
- Too focused on the Apple environment (Airplay, iTunes, iCloud, etc ...) out of the box.
- Had hoped for it to connect to my Qnap NAS-out-of-the-box. Tested first to hit the iTunes server on the NAS, but it did not work. Had to add SEK 109 an app (Infuse Pro) to be able to access (through Samba) and use the library. Available solutions Plex and VLC, too, but when I tested VLC so it did not work as good. Palla fix Plex backend right now because I just have a front-end application (ie, ATV). Infuse will solve 4K output according to the task!
- Seeegt to enter text. Here I had hoped for spelling with Siri. The ability to connect the keyboard via BT is in the next beta, so it will!
- Before soft-click on the plate! Now you have to make a mechanical pressure which feels unnecessary.
- It can not be 1366 * 768 resolution, but I could settle into the screen so it peeled right.
Spontaneous bought for his wife and children that they might have a media player that anyone can understand. To plug in laptops, mapping the network share and start up VLC has been too high technical level.
Had it managed to pick up a network drive, and index all common video formats in a native media player it would have been 9/10. Now I had to invest more money and time to get it resolved, so it falls down to 7/10.
Definitely the best media center.
The software is very elegant and user-friendly. Never had any problems.
The box is compact and takes very little space on the TV.
The remote control is compact and works very well. Have not had to charge it once since I received it a year ago.
It is mostly custom Apple users with iPhone, but almost never uses AirPlay as I think it's easier to use the remote control.
Are you willing to spend about $ 150 on this, then it's absolutely perfect. But for those who do not have such high demands, a chromecast will have a much cheaper money.