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I was homebound on my way to work when I saw my phone vibrate.
I turned on the lights and noticed a message that read: ‘This is a busy call’.
I could tell I was in for a treat.
It was my new, £150 Apple TV.
I’d already paid for it and the service was so good that I didn’t need to pay the £30 installation fee, as advertised.
It’s a smart device that’s got a built-in remote control and a touchscreen for the most part, so it can be used on the go.
But I did have to install a third-party app to access the streaming capabilities.
After the initial trial, the new device was no longer in my hands.
I’ve now paid around £2,000 to get the best streaming experience on a single Apple TV, including a subscription for the full version of Netflix.
It has two USB ports and a headphone jack for audio and a small microSD card slot for storing media.
The only issue is that you can’t change the resolution of the image, and it’s a little pricey for what it offers.
So if you’re looking for a way to stream Netflix in the comfort of your own home, I’d strongly recommend trying out the Apple TV Streaming app.
It won’t replace your home broadband connection or set-top box, but it will stream content to the Apple Watch and, for the first time, the Apple TVs remote control is available on Apple TV and iPhone.
And, like any streaming device, it’s very useful for watching movies, television programmes, and more.
You’ll be able to stream to the device’s two USB 3.0 ports, and you can also connect it to the TV via an HDMI cable to use it as a monitor or remote.
I’m still not sure what Apple TV has to offer to make this product a success, but for me it was worth the wait. Read more