Poll: Would you prefer Apple to introduce an upgraded Apple TV or a cheaper model?
Added 03-05-21 06:31:02pm EST - “Apple TV has never been a hit, but Apple has been paying more attention to the product in recent years with the advent of streaming services. However, as noted by my 9to5Mac colleague Zac Hall, Apple no longer has an affordable option…” - 9to5mac.com
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Apple TV has never been a hit, but Apple has been paying more attention to the product in recent years with the advent of streaming services. However, as noted by my 9to5Mac colleague Zac Hall, Apple no longer has an affordable option for customers who don’t want to spend more than $100 on a set-top box.
As rumors suggest that Apple might introduce a new Apple TV later this year, we want to know if you would prefer an upgraded Apple TV with improved hardware or just a cheaper model.
When Apple TV was first introduced in 2007, televisions were completely different from what they are today. Most TVs lacked smart features at that time, while Apple TV offered a new and easy way to enjoy music, movies, and podcasts right on the TV. Even after Smart TVs with apps became popular, Apple TV still stood out for having well-built apps and features like AirPlay and HomeKit integration.
But almost 15 years later, the situation is quite different. Pretty much all TVs nowadays are Smart TVs with third-party apps and access to the most popular streaming services. More than that, Apple now offers some of its services for Smart TVs, which includes Apple TV+, Apple Music, and even AirPlay technology — which are present in TVs from Samsung, LG, and more.
While this definitely helps Apple in getting more market share for its services, it also puts Apple TV in a tough spot. Apple executives have long referred to Apple TV as a “hobby,” although they have brought serious improvements to the device in recent years with the App Store and 4K HDR support.
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