I purchased an Apple TV 4K last week as I needed one for a freelance article and was expecting an experience that was better than the previous Apple TV or my smart TV, because after all I spent £179 on it.
The design is nice and of course so is the unboxing experience, but there are some problems-
Apps like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime take a LONG time to start streaming any film or TV episode, and the apps themselves take a long time to start up.
Siri through the remote is poor and rather inaccurate, just like it is on the iPhone or anywhere else.
The remote is fiddly to use and not friendly in the hand in any way.
My Samsung smart TV does everything much, much quicker and remarkably has a more natural interface.
Overall performance of the Apple TV is slow and it all feels dated in almost every area.
For £179 it is poor value indeed and most definitely not recommended. One day Apple will get the TV stuff right, one day…