“The new Apple TV — technically Apple’s fourth-generation set top box — comes in two models with two different flash storage tiers: 32 GB and 64 GB,” Rene Ritchie writes for iMore. “That’s because the new Apple TV also comes with an App Store and a way to download software, including games. So, is 32 GB enough for you to save a few bucks, or do you really need to spend a little more and double down on 64 GB?”
“Apple never wants you to try to download an app, find out your Apple TV storage is full and have to tell you to delete apps or content before trying your download again. So, they’re using ‘on-demand resources’ for the Apple TV to intelligent manage the local storage on your behalf,” Ritchie writes. “If you only ever play a few games, use a few apps, and watch a few movies or shows at a time, 32 GB of storage should be enough to keep what you need local. If you play a lot of games, use a lot of apps, and watch a lot of movies and shows at a time, you’ll want 64 GB.”
“Another point to consider is how much bandwidth you have. Apple TV will cache content on the flash storage, so if your bandwidth is low, you won’t have to worry about re-streaming or re-downloading content you use frequently,” Ritchie writes. “The more storage you have, the more room you have to cache that content.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: We’re firmly in the bigger is better, 64GB-just-to-be-safe camp.