I might ditch my Roku for an Apple TV 4K — and it’s all thanks to video ads

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Yes, also waiting to see the level of obnoxiousness coming with the ads. I wish they would offer a higher-price "ad-free" device but they won't. The recurring revenue from ongoing ads will always be more than a onetime fee can match. We will never be free from &!? $#& ads...
 
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I had an Apple TV hooked up to my amplifier that I never used. I was shocked to see it was one of the biggest users of bandwidth in my house! It is now sitting there unplugged
 

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Any Android TV device using a non-default launcher has no ads whatsoever, and you can just download one off the Play Store.

That's what I did when my Shield TVs received the Google TV-like UI update, and what I did for my parents on their Chromecast w/ Google TV.

If I pay for something, I'm not going to accept any kind of advertising on it. I paid for it, I'm not going to keep paying for it for all eternity by looking at ads.

If there is no option for no ads, then you won't get a cent of my money. I wouldn't accept ads if they were actively, continuously paying me for seeing them.