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Should you buy an Apple TV on Black Friday?

Apple TV 4K and remote.
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There’s never a bad time to buy an Apple TV, seeing as how it’s one of the most all-inclusive platforms not just for streaming video, but also for home automation. But Black Friday deals may well be the best time to buy an Apple TV this year, for a number of reasons. And an important thing to mention out of the gate is that we’re really talking about Apple TV 4K, which is the only model you should consider not just on Black Friday, but on any shopping day.

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Black Friday is the best time to buy an Apple TV

There’s no bad day to buy an Apple TV 4K. But Black Friday may well be the best time to buy an Apple TV 4K in 2021. It also may be one of the last times to buy an Apple TV in 2021 if you want to have it in time for the holiday season, thanks to the global shipping crunch.

That’s all pretty advantageous if you consider that there’s a better than average chance that we’re going to see Black Friday Apple deals, whether it’s from Apple directly, or one of its retail partners. How much of a discount remains to be seen, but we’ve already seen drops of $10 or so leading into any Black Friday sales on Apple TV 4K.

In fact, you might not even want to wait until Black Friday deals on Apple TV 4K to go ahead and grab one, if only so that you know you’ve got one on order in plenty of time for the holiday shipping crush.

Why buy an Apple TV?

Probably the most important question when it comes to any sort of Apple TV deals is this — why, exactly, should you buy one?

One of the biggest reasons is that it’s one of the best experiences you can get when it comes to home theater and streaming. Apple TV 4K (as the name implies) supports 4K resolution. It has support for Dolby Vision for HDR and Dolby Atmos for audio, both of which are top-notch video and audio standards.

And for those who are all-in on the Apple ecosystem, Apple TV also serves as a HomeKit hub, helping to bring all of your supported smart devices under one roof.

A couple more bonus benefits of Apple TV — regardless of any sort of Apple TV Black Friday deals — are the inclusion of gaming features, as well as the ability to take advantage of Apple Fitness+, for working off any of that extra holiday feast you might have consumed ahead of Black Friday.

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