If you're looking for a way to smarten up your TV and you're already all-in on the Apple ecosystem, the Apple TV is a logical choice. Whether you're comfortable with Apple's software already, have a huge iTunes movie library, or just want a simple, integrated experience, the Apple TV is for you.
It also makes total sense that you'd want to try and bag a saving on your Apple TV purchase as they are expensive compared to other media streamers. Thankfully, you can do just that today with a $19 discount on the 2021 Apple TV HD. Down to $130, this is the lowest we have seen it go since its spring release.
The 5th-generation Apple TV HD comes with the redesigned Siri Remote. This near-15% discount takes it lower than ever before making this a great pickup if you don't yet have a 4K TV or want an Apple TV for another room in your home.
With Apple TV, you can enjoy easy access to all of the streaming services you know and love like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV+, and more. The built-in Apple TV app centralizes your TV watching experience so you can eliminate the need for opening separate apps when deciding what you want to watch, or just use Siri to search across all of your apps.
The Apple TV HD includes the same interface as the higher-res Apple TV 4K but can only output to 1080p. If you don't have a 4K TV just yet or want to get the cheapest Apple TV on the market, the HD model should be your go-to.
It's worth noting it runs the older Apple A8 chip — even in the new 2021 version — which is less capable when it comes to gaming, so if you're planning to play a lot it may be worth upgrading to the higher-spec model even if you don't have a 4K TV set.
You will, however, get the same upgraded Siri Remote with the new Apple TV HD with its more rugged metal design, touch-enabled clickpad, and dedicated mute button.
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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.