apple tv Stories October 9

Last month Apple unveiled the newest version of its Apple TV, adding 4K HDR capabilities and the new A10X Fusion chip. Whether you opted for the latest model or the $149 4th generation, you’re likely looking towards accessories at this point.

There are a number of ways to improve your Apple TV 4K experience with a few add-ons. One of which is a mount that is perfect for keeping those pesky cables out of sight and mind. These low-cost solutions attach your new streaming media player directly to the back of your TV in most cases. Head below for our top picks along with a few other must-have Apple TV 4K accessories.

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apple tv Stories November 30, 2016

AT&T officially announced DirecTV Now to much fanfare on Monday as the new online streaming service looks to offer the strongest cord cutting alternative yet. Amidst the shuffle of details was a notable deal that nets new customers free 4th Generation 32GB Apple TV when three months of service are paid in advance. DirecTV Now plans start at $35 per month, making the out-the-door price as little as $105. This deal represents a $255 value as a 4th Gen. Apple TV generally sells for $150. For a limited time, the $60 Go Big package with additional channels is available at a discounted price of $35 as a part of this launch promotion. More details on channel listings below.

DirecTV Now is also offering a free Amazon Fire TV Stick with the purchase of one-month of service, an $85 value.

For cord cutters, this may be the best alternative to traditional cable yet. DirecTV Now brings the back-end support of two industry veterans alongside a large catalog of on-demand content. The base Live a Little $35 per month package includes over 60 channels with big names like ESPN, TNT, TBS, and USA. Additional plans bring premium content and more sports. Local channels are available in select markets with hopes to expand in 2017. DirecTV Now is compatible with a number of devices, including iOS and Android. Learn more in our launch coverage that includes a full list of channels and packages.

Related: Sling TV is giving away the newest Roku Streaming Stick when you pre-pay for a month of service ($70+ value).

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apple tv Stories August 19, 2016

expiredBest Buy’s 50th Anniversary Sale surprises with up to $200 off Apple Watch, MacBook discounts, more

Best Buy is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a huge this sale morning that includes deals on Apple products, Beats by Dre and much more. This promotion is set to run through Saturday. It includes 50 “Black Friday quality” deals that are highlighted by deep discounts on Apple Watch and Apple TV. Free two-day shipping is available on orders of $35+ for My Best Buy Members.

With a new Apple Watch just around the corner, the first generation model is being slashed by up to $200. Prices start at $249 on the 38mm Sport while the larger 42mm can be had for as little as $299. Larger discounts are available on the Stainless Steel models. There is a nice selection of bands to choose from including nylon options. Check out this deal on a $13 Prime shipped leather band to accent your new purchase.

apple tv Stories August 16, 2016

expiredApple TV is going to see a ton of new features this fall, on sale today w/ in-store pick up: 32GB $129 (Reg. $149) or 64GB $159 (Reg. $199)

Walmart offers the 4th Generation Apple TV 32GB for $129 or 64GB for $159 with free in-store pick up. That’s a savings of up to $40 off the regular price and a match of our previous mention, although we did see it for $4 less in July at Radio Shack.

The new 4th generation Apple TV has a fresh operating system that is constantly being updated. This fall, tvOS 10 is expected to bring all sorts of new features like HomeKit accessories, dark mode, live tune-in and more. Swing by our roundup of the best Apple TV accessories to outfit your new setup.

apple tv Stories June 23, 2016

expiredTake home this 64GB Apple TV (open-box) at its lowest price yet: $129 shipped (Orig. $199)

Quick Ship Electronics (99.7% positive feedback from over 248,000) via eBay is offering the open-box current-generation Apple TV 64GB (MLNC2LL/A) for $129 shipped. That’s $70 off the original list price, the lowest we’ve seen for it and $46 under what we could find for one in new condition. This item may contain cosmetic blemishes. A 1-year Quick Ship warranty applies.

This Apple TV has a 64-bit A8 chip, 802.11ac wireless, 1080p streaming, AirPlay and iCloud integration, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, and HDMI. It runs on an all-new tvOS, has a touchpad remote with Siri integration, games and other apps, universal search across video services, live sports scores, and weather on demand.

Not too keen on open-box items? Well, you can still save on a brand new Apple TV at Best Buy. They have both the 32GB and 64GB models for $25 off MSRP right now.

apple tv Stories May 23, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Apple TV 32GB w/ Siri Remote 4th Gen. (Refurb) $125, 64GB $160, Insignia 43-inch LED 1080p HDTV $200, more

In today’s Daily Deals we have from Best Buy the Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 4th Gen. Apple TV 32GB w/ Siri Remote for $124.99 shipped. That’s $25 off the original list price, $5 less than our previous refurbished mention and the lowest we can currently find. There’s also the larger capacity 64GB model (Refurb) for $159.99 shipped. That’s down from $200 and the lowest we’ve seen. You can also find the previous generation Apple TV (Refurb) for $54.99 shipped down from $70.

The new 4th generation Apple TV has a fresh operating system with new features such as Siri voice-enabled search and support for MFi gaming controllers. Also, support for Bluetooth keyboards makes it easy to input search queries and more. Swing by our roundup of the best Apple TV accessories to outfit your new streaming media player. You may also want to check out some mounts for the new Apple TV to keep your HDTV setup looking super clean.

More new deals for today:

Insignia 43-inch LED 1080p HDTV $200 (Orig. $330) | Best Buy

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

apple tv Stories May 9, 2016

expiredApple TV (4th Gen) w/ Siri Remote: 32GB $119 (Reg. $149), 64GB $166 (Reg. $199)

Groupon offers the 4th Generation Apple TV 32GB with Siri Remote for $124.99 shipped. Applying coupon code TECHB5 drops the final price down to $118.74 shipped. That’s good for $30 off the regular price, down $6 from our previous mention and the best current offer.

You can grab the larger 64GB capacity for $166.24 shipped (Reg. $199, select on-page) when the aforementioned code is applied.

The new 4th generation Apple TV has a fresh operating system that is constantly being updated with new features, Siri voice-enabled search and support for MFi gaming controllers. Additionally, support for Bluetooth keyboards makes it easy to input search queries and more. Swing by our roundup of the best Apple TV accessories to outfit your new streaming media player.

apple tv Stories April 29, 2016

Mos Speedrun 2 for iOS goes free for the first time (Reg. $2)

Mos Speedrun 2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now available for free. Not to be confused with the free-to-play version, the game usually sells for $1.99. This is the very first time we have seen it go free since its release in September of 2015. Combined, the Mos Speedrun series has a 4+ star rating from nearly 600 gamers.

Head below or more details:

apple tv Stories April 4, 2016

expiredApple TV 4th gen: 32GB $109 (Reg. $149), 64GB $154 (Reg. $199) w/ VISA Checkout

Staples offers the newest Apple TV 32GB (MGY52LL/A) for $134. However, if you pay with Visa Checkout (free sign-up) you get a one time $25 off promotion that drops your total to $109 shipped. That’s $40 off the regular sale price and the lowest we can find for it by $30. You could also use this discount on the 64GB model making the total $154 shipped (Reg. $199).

Note: Visa Checkout works with Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit or debit cards

This Apple TV has a 64-bit A8 chip, 802.11ac wireless, 1080p streaming, AirPlay, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, and HDMI. It runs on an all-new tvOS, it also has a touchpad remote with Siri integration, games and other apps, universal search across video services, live sports scores, and weather on demand. Be sure to check out our roundup of the best accessories and the best mounts to go with the new Apple TV. 

apple tv Stories March 22, 2016

expiredBest Buy 2-Day Sale: Beats Solo2 headphones $100 (Orig. $200) or Studios for $150 (Orig. $300), more

Best Buy’s latest 2-day Apple sale is in full swing with some nice deals on Apple Watch, Apple TV, iPad Pro and iPad mini 4. And now we are taking a look at the rest of the offers including the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo 2 On-Ear Headphones for $99.99 shipped. That’s 50% below the original $200 price tag, between $25 and $70 under Amazon depending on the color, matching our previous mention and the best we can find. While we have seen them go for less, it has been quite a while and it is not often we see this many color options with free shipping. They have a RemoteTalk cable for taking calls or adjusting playback, a foldable design and ship with a carrying case. Rated 4.1/5 stars from nearly 2,200 amazon customers.

More notable deals from the Best Buy 2-Day Sale:

You’ll also want to check out these discounted iPhone cases from $6, this Apple Watch band for $17, our latest MacBook Air deal and some inexpensive Lightning cables.

apple tv Stories March 10, 2016

expiredApple TV Deals: 4th Gen 64GB $175 (Reg. $200), 3rd Gen $49 (Reg. $69), more

Update (3/14 12:30pm): In addition to the 64GB deal below, Best Buy is now offering the 32GB model for $124.99 shipped (Reg. $149).

Best Buy offers the latest Apple TV 64GB model for $174.99 shipped. That’s down from its original listing of $200 and the best price currently available, although we have seen it for less in 2016.

The new 4th generation Apple TV has a fresh operating system that is constantly being updated with new features, Siri voice-enabled search and support for MFi gaming controllers. Swing by our roundup of the best Apple TV accessories to outfit your new setup.

If you prefer the 32GB model, Staples currently has it marked down to $134 shipped (Reg. $150). Apple currently offers each model in refurbished condition for $129 and $169, respectively.

Walmart is also discounting the 3rd Generation Apple TV to $49 with free in-store pick up (Reg. $69).

apple tv Stories March 3, 2016

The new Apple TV already plays host to many great apps and games. The tvOS App and Game Coding Bundle shows you how to build your own, with six video courses for $29 via 9to5Toys Specials.

The tuition starts from scratch, with Apple TV App Development for tvOS introducing the Xcode development environment and the languages you will need: Javascript, Swift, and TVML. You also learn about SpriteKit, and how to deploy your apps to the new App Store. Learn tvOS for Game Development unlocks the gaming niche, with a walkthrough of building a side-scroller and designing your own characters. You can add multiplayer action to your titles with Player vs. Player tvOS Games, while the Swift tvOS Crash Course shows you how to build a space shooter. If you would prefer to take the quickstart approach, the other two courses show you how to convert an existing iPhone app for Apple TV, and how to design apps without programming. It is 35 hours of training in all, with lifetime access included.

With the Apple TV platform still in the early stages, now is a great time to jump on board with your own apps — enroll now in the tvOS App and Game Coding Bundle to save 95% on this tuition.

apple tv Stories February 11, 2016

Best Buy is now discounting the all-new 4th generation Apple TV by $24. That drops the 32GB model down to $124.99 and the 64GB to $174.99 with free shipping. There are also open-box options available for $116.99 and $161.99 shipped. Target has them on sale, but prices are $4 more at $129 and $179. REDcard holders can save an additional 5%, which brings final prices below Best Buy.

Radio Shack is still offering the current-generation 32GB Apple TV bundled with an HDMI cable for $119.98 + $5.95 shipping. The 64GB model is $169.98 + $5.95 shipping. expand full story

apple tv Stories January 28, 2016

expiredApple TV 3rd gen $49 in-store pick-up (Reg. $69), 4th gen deals too

Walmart is offering the Apple TV (3rd Gen MD199LL/A) for $49. That’s a few dollars less than our previous low mention and the best current price we can find. It’s also $10 less than Apple charges for it in refurbished condition. You can select free store pickup to avoid shipping charges or pad your order with this $2 ethernet cable to get you over $50 (shipping is free on orders of $50+).

Holding out for the latest (4th gen) model? We spotted the 32GB at Radioshack for $126 shipped and the 64GB for $176 shipped. Also you can get one refurbished at Apple now. 

apple tv Stories January 26, 2016

It’s only been a few short months since the 4th generation Apple TV with Siri remote was released, but it’s already available in refurbished condition from Apple’s online store. The discounts are slight, but they are definitely better than paying full-price: 32GB is $129 (Reg. $149) and 64GB is $169 (Reg. $199). Apple’s refurbished products include a full one-year warranty and generally come in great condition. Just last week Apple began offering refurbished 12-inch MacBooks for the first time ever. expand full story

Apple TV 32GB w/ Siri Remote and HDMI Cable $126 shipped (Reg. $149), 64GB $176 shipped, more

Update (2/8 11:30AM): Target now offers the 32GB 4th Gen Apple TV for $129 and the 64GB for $179 shipped. Plus, additional 5% off savings with RedCard.

Radio Shack is offering the current-generation 32GB Apple TV bundled with an HDMI cable for $119.98 + $5.95 shipping. That’s a match to our previous mention from last month and the lowest we can find by for it by $18. You can waive the shipping charge if you’re still able to find a RadioShack near you.

Take home the 64GB model for $169.98 + $5.95 shipping.

The newest Apple TV features a 64-bit A8 chip, 802.11ac wireless, 1080p streaming, AirPlay and iCloud integration, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, and HDMI. Running on an all-new tvOS, it also has a touchpad remote with Siri integration, games and other apps, universal search across video services, live sports scores, and weather on demand.

apple tv Stories December 22, 2015

Update (12/26 10:00am): Live near a RadioShack? You can get Apple TV 32GB for just $99.99. Today and tomorrow only.

RadioShack (yes, they still exist) offers the 4th generation Apple TV and a 6-ft HDMI cable for $119.98 plus $5.95 shipping. The only way to dodge the shipping charge is to find it in-stock at a RadioShack location.

The promo page lists the HDMI cable as a $20 value, but that’s not realistic. For example, you can buy a similar AmazonBasics cable right now for only $5.02. All told, you’re looking at an overall savings of about $29. That’s the best current deal for this streaming media player, but we’ve seen it lower. During Black Friday it was $112 and this past weekend you could snag one for $100 if you were quick enough. expand full story

apple tv Stories December 21, 2015

Netflix Preview for 2016: Chelsea Does, Fuller House, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Orange is the New Black, more

Netflix announced it will be releasing 31 original shows in 2016, which is almost double the number from this year. Also, it appears they will be releasing about 15 new original series to go along with their supply of great shows, like Daredevil, Sense8, Bloodline, BoJack Horseman, and more.

The streaming service will also be adding 10 more feature films, 10 stand-up specials, 12 documentaries and 30 kids’ shows – all coming in the new year.

Here are some of the new original shows coming in 2016:

  • Flaked 
  • Fuller House
  • Lady Dynamite
  • Degrassi: Next Class
  • Love
  • Stranger Things
  • The Crown
  • The Ranch
  • The Get Down

None of those release dates have been announced yet, but we’ll keep you posted when we find out and know more. Below you’ll find everything coming in January to Netflix including Chelsea Handler’s new talk show: Chelsea Does.

apple tv Stories December 18, 2015

Every year, Apple puts together a beautiful-looking holiday gift guide on Apple.com, packed with the latest iOS devices, Macs, and accessories people would love to receive as gifts. The hitch is that Apple’s prices are almost always full retail, with no discounting, so it’s easy to spend anywhere from $5 to $300 more per item than if you just shopped around.

This year, 9to5Toys and 9to5Mac have done the bargain hunting for you. We’ve found savings on virtually every item on Apple’s holiday shopping list, which this year is organized into 6 sections: Gaming, Photography, Music, Fitness, Learning and Travel. Using the links below, you can save up to $350 on a new 12″ MacBook, between $20 and $80 on many third-party accessories, and up to $130 on a pair of Beats headphones

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apple tv Stories December 1, 2015

Even with its increased size, the new 4th generation Apple TV isn’t really an eyesore on any TV stand. Its all black coloring and same small footprint make it easy to tuck out of sight. Problems arise with wall-mounted and ultra-ultra-minamilist TV setups where exposed cables can completely ruin the aesthetic.

One of the best ways keep a clean entertainment center is to mount Apple TV on the back of your HDTV. These multi-use mounts have been around for some time, but a couple have been updated to accommodate Apple’s new thicker streamer. expand full story

apple tv Stories November 30, 2015

expiredTarget offers a 15% sitewide discount for Cyber Monday: Nest Thermostat w/ $50 Gift Card $212, more!

Update (11/30 1:00pm): Popular items are beginning to sell out online, but may be available for in-store pickup.

After hosting some of the best Black Friday deals during the past week, Target isn’t slowing down as we head into Cyber Monday. Today only, you can save 15% on nearly everything Target sells online when you enter coupon code CYBER15 during checkout.

You’ll find a couple minor exclusions, but for the most part it’s open season on all electronics, home goods, fashion, media, and more. All orders ship free. Here are our top picks:

We also have this sale to thank for the first major iPad Pro deal.

REDcard holders save an additional 5% on their entire order.

apple tv Stories November 26, 2015

expiredNew Apple TV (4th Gen) w/ Siri: 32GB $112 (Reg. $150), 64GB $150 (Reg. $200)

Update (11/27 10:45am):

Target has the best prices ever on the all-new Apple TV: 32GB for $112 shipped (Reg. $150) and 64GB for $150 shipped (Reg. $200). Discount is automatically applied during checkout. REDcard holders save an additional 5%.

The 4th generation Apple TV features a revamped operating system, Siri voice-enabled search, and support for MFi gaming controllers. Be sure to check out our roundup of the best Apple TV accessories to complete your new setup.

apple tv Stories November 22, 2015

expiredSave on the new Apple TV: 32GB $130, 64GB $180 or 3rd Gen (refurb) for $40 + free shipping

Update (11/22 8:45pm):

Today only, Target offers the new Apple TV in 32GB or 64GB capacities for $150 and $200. Applying coupon code LIST drops the 32GB model down to $134.99 shipped (Reg. $149), while the 64GB goes to $179.10 shipped (Reg. $199). This is the first substantial discount since it was released last month, aside from upcoming Black Friday promotions. Of course, REDcard members can save an additional 5% on all orders. The new Apple TV features a revamped operating system, Siri voice-enabled search, and support for MFi gaming controllers. Be sure to check out our roundup of the best Apple TV accessories to complete your new setup.

Best Buy has the certified refurbished Apple TV (3rd generation) for $39.99 with free shipping. That’s $19 less than Apple charges for a refurb and the lowest price we’ve ever seen.  At just $5 more than a Chromecast, this deal is a no-brainer for Apple fans or anyone looking to smarten up their TV.

Don’t forget, Apple doesn’t include an HDMI cable with any of its media streamers. Grab one from Amazon for as low as $5.09 Prime shipped.

apple tv Stories November 20, 2015

The absolute last place you want to shop for iPhone, iPad, and Mac deals this Black Friday is the Apple Store. Historically, Apple’s participation in the biggest shopping day of the year has been limited to offering super modest (borderline insulting) discounts or free iTunes Gift Cards. We suspect this year won’t be any different.

On the flip side, other major retailers including Best Buy, Target, and Staples are extending huge discounts to many of Apple’s flagship products. To help you plan your holiday shopping, we’ve pored over every Black Friday ad available to bring you the very best upcoming Apple deals: expand full story

apple tv Stories November 16, 2015

This year’s biggest streaming media player releases are set to get substantial discounts later this month during Black Friday. We’ve gone through all of the ads released so far from major retailers and plucked out the best deals on Apple TV, Roku players, Chromecast, and other media streamers. Some of the advertised prices for these devices are the best we’ve seen all-year. Even the latest Apple TV with Siri is getting a decent price drop. Head below to catch up on all the deals… expand full story

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