I’m currently resetting to factory defaults to see if it’s a software issue (Fingers crossed)
It’s the one we use in the bedroom, but it’s been acting very funny recently with the spinner interrupting our watching and coming up regularly. It’s about 2 ft from an Eero, so unless it’s the WiFi in the Apple TV, it shouldn’t be a WiFi issue.
Nothing else in the house is having the same issue and my Mac Mini is 2 ft below the Eero with no issues.
If it is FUBAR then I have a dilemma.
I could buy the new Apple TV 4K and cascade the older Apple TV 4K from downstairs to the bedroom, but the one with Thread and Ethernet is £169 which is ridiculous. I could also just pick up a 2nd hand Apple TV from somewhere.
Despite their excellent value for money, I find the interface on the Fire Stick to be appalling.
Does anyone in the UK have any recommendations for other streaming pucks/boxes please. Primary uses are iPlayer, ITV Hub, 4 and 5 plus Plex
I think that the Apple TVs are excellent products with the best user interface around for their simplicity.
Consider getting the cheaper (new) Apple TV as you already have a 4K model with thread which can perform the hub role. Despite all the detractors in the media, I think this is the point of the new cheaper one, to be a “second device”.
I actually glad that you write about this. Like you I have also ordered the new Apple TV with Ethernet, Thread and Matter support. I purposed held off upgrading to the 4K version as the upgrade was very insignificant.
I also think that Apple is hedging its bets, as it is still too early days to know how Matter will go and Apple is only one of the stakeholders (although a key one). I think it is quite safe to future proof with the new Apple TV Ethernet version given that the price difference with WiFi version that is almost a no brainer to choose.