Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. Today’s list is highlighted by a pretty stellar discount on the Apple TV 4K, albeit one with a catch.
AT&T is selling the 4K- and HDR-compatible entry in Apple’s line of set-top boxes for as low as $105, which is well down from its normal going rate of $179. But to get that price, you need to prepay for three months of the company’s DirecTV Now streaming service. That starts at $35 a month for its entry-level package, titled “Live a Little.” If you throw down the $105 needed to cover that tier for three months upfront, AT&T will then toss in the Apple TV 4K at no extra cost.
Now, you’ll have to create an account with AT&T and be a new customer to DirecTV Now to be eligible. And if
not interested in the service in the first place—be it for its lack of DVR or just the fact that it’s owned by AT&T—you’ll have to remember to turn off auto-renew once your three months are up. But given that it’s possible to just ignore the service completely and treat this like any other discount, this is about as good a deal as we’ve seen for Apple TV 4K. The box itself isn’t without its issues, but, per usual, still plays nice if you’re already knee deep in Apple products.