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Ultimate Geek

# 217812 13-Jul-2017 12:33
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Hi all

I'm thinking about buying a new TV and will also need a new Apple TV.

How does the app position work? Am I likely to need the 64GB version over the 32 GB version? I'm quite happy with the Apple TV 3 I have at the moment but they don't appear to sell it anymore.


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Uber Geek


  # 1821818 13-Jul-2017 13:10
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I have the 64GB version, but probably could've got away with the 32 GB one.

I also have an Apple TV 3 for our upstairs telly. The ATV4 is much nicer to use.

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Master Geek

  # 1821866 13-Jul-2017 13:31
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I bought the 32GB Apple TV4 when they were first released, which was some time ago.

I've installed over 40 apps, and it's only used around 15GB. So I really can't see the need for 64GB.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 1821877 13-Jul-2017 13:47
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Thanks for the feedback all. 32Gb it is.

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Master Geek

  # 1821881 13-Jul-2017 13:51
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Agreed with DynaMike. Unless you are big gamer and using your Apple TV to store games data, 32GB is plenty as a streaming device. Apple TV version 4 is based on iOS and Itune store. So if you are an Apple user already everything is familiar. Personally, I really like ATV with its all-in-one design inclusive of remote control, unlike Chromecast which needs your mobile/tablet for remote control. ATV is more expensive but worth the money.

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Uber Geek


  # 1821946 13-Jul-2017 15:04
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+1 for 32GB.  We've had ours pretty much since they were released and never had a problem with storage space.


Each app is limited to a max size of 200MB and any extra storage an app may need is only held temporarily while the user needs that data.


Can be a bit of a pain with some games, if you jump between levels a lot, as it may need to download the level data each time, and when you are on a crappy ADSL connection like we are it can take a while!

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Uber Geek


  # 1822109 13-Jul-2017 20:19
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Like the others. Only 32gb here. Got mine via friendly mule from the states.

Doubt it's anywhere near full. Only fills if you have video media or games. And 90% of my content is steamed or Plex.

Ours is used every night.

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