Best Apple TV Deals: 2021 Apple TV 4K Starts at Just $105

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Save some cash on one of Apple’s streaming devices with these discounts.

Apple’s TV streamer, like most of Apple’s devices, costs a bit more than most of its competitors from the brands like Roku, Amazon and Google — even with the upgraded 2022 Apple TV 4K and its lower starting price. However, there are benefits to keeping all of your devices in the same ecosystem, so if you’re committed having all of your tech in the Apple family, it may be worth grabbing an Apple TV when you can score a discounted model. It offers tons of useful integrations with your Apple ID, iTunes purchase history and Apple services such as Apple TV Plus and Apple Fitness Plus, plus the sleek and intuitive user experience that Apple devices are known for. 

Given the comparatively high price, hunting down a great Apple TV deal is a good idea. We’ve rounded up the best Apple TV deals currently available below and organized them by product line so you can grab the right device for you.

If you have a 4K TV at home and want to take advantage of it, the Apple TV 4K is for you. The 2022 model that went on sale late last year has an upgraded, modern A15 Bionic chip powering it, HDR10 Plus support, a USB-C Siri Remote as well as double the storage as standard. It also starts at $129, down from the previous $179 starting price, though you’ll need to spring for the $149 128GB model if you want Ethernet support, which was previously included across the board. 

Given the pricing proximity even with the below deals, this new 2022 Apple TV 4K has been our recommendation among Apple’s streaming boxes, as its significant processor jump should provide more longevity than even 2021’s model. 

The 2022 Apple TV 4K features a modern A15 Bionic processor, more storage, a new USB-C powered Siri Remote and a lower starting price than prior models. It has a few bucks off its retail price at select retailers. It is worth mentioning that if you want an Ethernet connection, you’ll need to spring for the 128GB version.

No retailers currently have discounts available on the 2022 Apple TV 4K. However, this version is the slightly more capacious model and also has the built-in Ethernet port. 

If you don’t think you’ll benefit from those headline features and are still looking to save a few bucks, the 2021 model works really well and is still a solid buy. It comes in two options, one with 32GB of storage and the other with 64GB, and runs Apple’s A12 Bionic chip (similar to what was in 2018’s iPhone XS and XR). It also includes a Siri Remote that charges through Lightning and the box itself has Ethernet support. 

The now previous-gen Apple TV 4K model is powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic chip and has a base 32GB of storage, Wi-Fi and Ethernet and comes with the Siri Remote. At $75 off, this is worth considering if you don’t need the upgraded 2022 model, particularly if you need Ethernet or can do without the extra storage of the new model. 

The 64GB Apple TV 4K offers extra storage if you’ll be downloading a lot of content or installing various games and apps. The more capacious model has a similarly massive discount as the 32GB model at Best Buy.

With the unveiling of the 2022 Apple TV 4K, Apple killed off the Apple TV HD. The move makes sense given the new lower starting price for the 4K model and the fact that the Apple TV HD was essentially a 2015 piece of hardware with a 2021 remote. The A8 chip powering it was getting a little long in the tooth, plus ultra HD TVs are way more accessible these days, with a plethora of 4K TV deals available at any time. 

Unless the Apple TV HD is on a deep discount, you should avoid it. 

We’ve seen the Apple TV HD on sale for as little as $59, which was a record low price for the fifth-gen device and made it a decent option for those wanting to spend the absolute least on an Apple streamer. It’s back up to $79 right now, which isn’t a terrible price, but you should really get a 4K-capable model if you can spare the extra $25.

In 2021, Apple released a new Siri remote that ditched the previous generation’s design and trackpad and brought better buttons, making it much easier to use. One of the great things is that you don’t need to upgrade your Apple TV in order to use the new remote: You can seamlessly connect it to your existing Apple TV.

Apple has given the remote a minor upgrade with its 2022 Apple TV revision, dropping the Lightning charging port in favor of one with USB-C. Functionally, however, both last year’s remote and the 2022 USB-C versions are identical and work with the same Apple TV devices. 

If you want to keep your existing Apple TV but despise the remote, you can ditch the somewhat annoying trackpad and upgrade to make the experience better overall. While there are no direct discounts on the USB-C-powered remote right now, you can nab some freebies at Best Buy where a 30-day trial of FuboTV streaming is thrown in, as are three months of Apple TV Plus and four months of both Apple Music and Apple News Plus for new or returning subscribers.

The advantage to buying a refurbish devices directly from Apple is that you can save some cash and you’ll still get a full warranty should any issues arise. Right now Apple has a $10 discount on the 2nd-gen Apple TV 4K with 32GB of storage and a $20 discount on the larger 64GB version. We’ll continue to update this section as more models become available.

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