Years ago I went out and purchased a Gen 3 AppleTV. I had such high hopes. This is going to be the device of the future! Time went by and I continued to wait for the AppleTV to be the next big thing. As I waited, the Roku and FireTV got better and better. I finally gave up and purchased multiple FireTVs for my house. It has been a great product and I have been happy with it ever since.
I was not really paying attention when I noticed the press conference. AppleTV update! tvOS! A new appstore for TV stuff, gaming and Siri! I am finally being rewarded for keeping my generation 3 AppleTV. But wait there’s more…….
Apple will not be releasing the new software features to the generation 3 AppleTV. In fact if you purchased a gen 3 AppleTV just a couple weeks ago all you get is a giant middle finger. If you want the new features you will have to purchase the 4th generation for $150. I wonder if Apple is going to start dropping support for all their products that are just 1 generation old.
I will put the gen 3 Apple TV back in the drawer and go back to my FireTv. At least I will have an appstore, voice search, games and it already supports all my two favorite apps plex and kodi.