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Early Black Friday Apple TV deal drops previous-gen 4K model to $79

Best Apple TV of 2021
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Apple TV deals are notoriously rare but, since the arrival of the 2021 Apple TV 4K, we've started to see a few interesting promotions cropping up on the now previous-gen model. Even though it's an older model, it's still well worth a look — especially with as much as $100 off.

Right now, the now-discontinued Apple TV 4K is down to just $79 at Walmart in a pre-Black Friday sale that just kicked off there. This model sold for $180 when it was the top-spec device and still goes for $150 most of the time now so you're making a solid saving no matter which way you look at it.

The Apple TV 4K on sale was released in 2017 but it's still a capable streamer today. While you won't get the updated Siri Remote or the internal upgrade to Apple's A12 Bionic processor, you'll still be able to watch 4K HDR content and enjoy Apple TV apps and games.

With this Apple TV deal, you can stream your favorite media from iTunes or third-party services like Netflix, Disney+, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video. Any HD movie you've purchased through iTunes before will be upgraded to 4K at no additional cost so you can watch it in its full glory. And you can also use the Apple TV 4K to play games, listen to music, control your smart home devices, and much, much more.

In addition to the direct price drop, one neat part about your purchase today is that it grants you three months' access to Apple's original content through Apple TV+ if you're new to the service. That means you can watch shows like Ted Lasso, See, The Morning Show, For All Mankind, and many more of the best Apple TV+ shows without paying a dime.

This Apple TV 4K still comes with a Siri Remote, the older-style black glass one, allowing you to launch apps or find content just by asking and it even doubles as a game controller with its built-in accelerometer and touch surface. If you prefer, you can also hook up a Bluetooth game controller for those high-octane gaming sessions — perfect for use with Apple Arcade titles.

Supplies may not last all that long at this price now that the device has been officially discontinued, so make sure you don't miss out. If you're not sure which Apple TV is right for you, we have a comprehensive guide comparing the old and new Apple TV 4K models to help you out.

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.