The previous-generation Apple TV 4K is on sale for $99, and that's a hell of a deal

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This may well be the best Amazon Prime Day deal we see. The original Apple TV 4K is on sale for just $99 for the 32GB model. Normally when it comes to previous-gen tech we'd tell you to stay away. And that'd particularly be true for something that was released in 2017. 

But this is the exception. The original Apple TV 4K was that good, and remains that good, even though it was just replaced by a newer model. But that previous-generation processor remains more than powerful enough to get the job done, and then so. All the apps you could ever need to watch all the shows you want to watch are still supported. And you'll still have 4K resolution support, Dolby Vision for HDR, and Dolby Atmos for audio.

Look, there's a reason we say Apple TV 4K is the best streaming device. Because it is.

The only real negative mark with this deal is that you'll get the previous-generation remote control. It works. But it's not great. You can get the new Siri remote for $60. But that takes your total up to what you'd pay for the newest Apple TV 4K. Just something to remember.

If you think you can hack it with that other remote control — or if you have a Logitech Harmony remote laying around — this is a hell of a deal on streaming hardware that doesn't see many discounts.


Yes, this is the older Apple TV 4K. But it's still excellent — and at just $99 it's pretty much a must-buy. It still has 4K support. It still has support for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision. And it still has all the apps and power and support you'll need to stream for a long, long time.

Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.