20 million units sold is enough to make Apple TV more than just a hobby, CEO says

By Himanshu Arora ยท 11 replies
Apr 24, 2014
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  1. CEO Tim Cook revealed during Apple's second-quarter earnings call that the company has sold 20 million units of Apple TV. That amounts to around $2 billion in revenue from the $99 streaming device. Last May, he revealed that the company...

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  2. RzmmDX

    RzmmDX TS Guru Posts: 313   +67

    I feel silly using my old laptop as my streaming device.
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  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,481   +975

    It is really in need a refresh though. Other than that, it seems like a nice little device.
  4. Apple TV is crap.
  5. drjekel_mrhyde

    drjekel_mrhyde TS Rookie Posts: 101   +7

    I know no one with one as of yet.
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,307   +1,077

    I have one and actually quite like it, the screen streaming from iPhone / iPad is pretty flawless and as a Netflix streamer / Home sharing from local server goes, it does everything I've asked of it.

    It is in need of a decent refresh though, maybe with the ability to add and remove "apps" from the start screen and support for more services, And maybe make it a bit bigger so you can add a 2.5 inch HDD and record live TV if they made a deal with local channels, that would be really cool.

    EDIT: Also to add DNLA support, that would really make it something I would even pay more for!
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2014
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,545   +427

    You can remove the ones you don't want to see through the Parental Controls area in the settings.
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,307   +1,077

    Yeah I know but you can't move them around the ones that are left, and you can't "install" apps, like it would be cool if the iOS store had iPhone/iPad/TV type system, versions of apps designed for the big screen, that would be cool.
  9. Vittorio03USMC

    Vittorio03USMC TS Rookie

    -You already can remove apps from the home screen. I think they added that the last firmware update or the one before.. Just go to settings, don't remember if it's under general or is it iTunes? or audio video. just look through the settings

    The setting to remove is called - Hide/Show

    And you can move the apps around, just click & hold on them like on iOS devices & move them around
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  10. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,307   +1,077

    I litterally did not know that! thanks! :)
  11. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,545   +427

    LOL damn, I almost replied, as in I started to type and then quit. I figured if you knew how to remove them through parental controls you knew how to move them. I thought maybe you were just a lot more knowledgable than me on the setup and when you were talking about inability to move them it was different to what I thought of move.
  12. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,307   +1,077

    Haha! Nope, I just assumed being a little infrared remote you couldn't hold down the enter button and it would actually do anything, so I never tried xD As it turns out, you can actually move items around! Just shame you can't move the top row of Apple apps though, I would much prefer Netflix at the top left rather than their video app.

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