If you go over to the Apple Store, typically you’re going to pay about $99 for a refurbished Apple TV set-top box. Apple has recently cut the price of its refurbished Apple TV boxes back to $75. The price reduction comes after Google unveiled the $35 Chromecast TV streaming stick.
Even at $75, the refurbished Apple TV set-top boxes are significantly more expensive than the Chromecast. However, the Apple TV when paired with a device supporting AirPlay can do more than Google’s cheaper gadget. You also don’t have to have a computer smartphone available to control the Apple TV whereas the Chromecast does need a smartphone or other device.
Apple’s refurbished products are items returned by customers with any problems addressed before being offered up for sale again. Apple says that all refurbished products undergo stringent quality refurbishment processes.