Reviewed October 1st, 2020
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Apple TV

Apple, Inc.


If money is not a problem for you, the Apple TV HD or 4K box can be the right decision for you. If you are a tech geek, this comes with all the tools you love like Dolby Vision & Atmos, HDR10, A10X Fusion chip, and 4K HDR. You'll be able to stream from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu and rent or buy movies as well. You'll also get a free one-year subscription to Apple TV+ ($4.99 every month after the year ends), which is Apple's own streaming service. Also, if you get lonely, it comes with a voice remote with Siri built-in.

Breach History

Has there ever been a breach or data leak?


No known hacks or data breaches!


Privacy Checklist

Does it meet our minimum privacy standards?

Is any kind of biometric data collected (health, heart, voice, etc.)?


Are you able to delete your data / the data collected about you?


Does it use cookies, telemetry, or third-party tracking scripts?


Is the privacy policy user-friendly (easy to understand)?


Does it have parental controls?


Does it use encryption to protect your data both in-transit and at-rest?


Does it get regular software and / or firmware updates?


Does it require you to create a strong password?


Is there a system in place for managing security vulnerabilities?


Does it have a privacy policy?


How Can It Snoop?

What sensitive hardware access requirements does it have?

Does it have a camera or request / require access to a camera?


Does it have a microphone or request / require access to a microphone?


Does it track your location or request / require access to location data?


Account Requirements

What information is required to create an account or use it?

Does it require an email address to use?


Does it require a phone number to use?


Does it require an address (home or office) to use?


Payment Options

What payment methods are available?

Are you able to use a credit card as a payment option?


Are you able to use a cryptocurrency as a payment option?


Are you able to use PayPal as a payment option?


Are you able to use cash or gift cards as a payment option?


What Could Go Wrong?

What's the worst case scenario for your data?

Apple does a good job with privacy and does not share or sell your viewing data with third-parties. However, you must remember to set up a password that limits either purchases or viewing of certain content because your children and friends can watch something that may not be age appropriate.

How Does It Share Your Data?

Where is your data going? Who has access to it?

Apple does not share your Apple TV data with third parties for commercial or marketing purposes. All of your Siri voice requests are anonymous and Apple auto-deletes them after 6 months.

Good Things

Why should you use it?

  • Apple does not share Apple TV data to third parties. The Siri voice requests are anonymous and Apple auto-deletes after six months.
  • Apple does a secure and stable job with privacy and if any issues come up, their privacy information is written in simple and easy-to-read language, with visual format as well.

Bad Things

What are the downsides?

  • Siri may have your voice information and requests for six months, something may happen.
  • Apple does a secure job in protecting their customers' privacy.

Final Thoughts

Of all the big tech companies, Apple appears to take user privacy most seriously. The Apple TV has never been compromised by a breach, and although Apple does collect a significant amount of information on its users, this information is never shared with third parties. Always use any products from big tech companies with caution, but Apple products should be safer than most others.

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