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cmeisenzahl Mar 30, 2013 11:11 AM
Apple TV or Roku 3? ...
Not sure what one to get.

We have a Windows 7 box and a Mac Mini. 4 iPhones in the house, and an Airport Express router. So we're definitely in the Apple world. We buy songs on iTunes, but never movies or TV shows. We use Netflix streaming pretty much daily.

I've read several reviews of both devices and keep going back and forth.

I could see us occasionally renting a movie from iTunes I guess. But I wouldn't want it backed up with my regular iTunes data, do rented iTunes movies just stream?

Any advice on a compelling reason to get one over the other?

Thanks very much in advance,
Chris
 
subego Mar 30, 2013 11:30 AM
Rokū has more content options. AppleTV integrates with your iPhone, which is great for things like search, where you can use your iPhone keyboard. Rented movies stream AFAIK.
 
Salty Mar 30, 2013 01:21 PM
AppleTV plus the AirVideo app for iPhone is amazing for any torrented movies.
 
SVass Mar 30, 2013 01:48 PM
Apple TV can display new Mac and iPad screens on your tv via wi-fi. It also supports Comcast HBO Go, WatchESPN, and NetFlix apps.
sam
 
cmeisenzahl Mar 30, 2013 04:42 PM
Great thread and info, thanks, guys!
 
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