The Apple TV 4k was released back in 2017 when the Amazon Prime Video added for first time and in 2018 here comes the update from Apple. It’s been great for streaming videos for Apple fans and they won’t mind to spend a few extra bucks to get the advanced features like a Premium user experience and the most upgraded Dolby Vision technology.
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Apple TV 4K Specifications and Design Quality
The new Apple TV design is pretty similar to the previous model. A little black box with premium design and a small circular vent at the bottom. Apple TV 4K has been packed up with a small fan to keep it’s unit cool. Although, you will be amazed to see that there is not a single whistle or whirr, no matter where you put your device. Just put it in some clean not dusty areas, as the dusts can enter through the vent and may damage the device.
This compact box have a HDMI 2.0 out and Gigabit Ethernet port. Although, it is not needed to connect via internet cable as you can connect dual band Wi-Fi and it streams pretty well even in 4K HDR streaming.
But this seamless streaming depends on how far is your Apple TV from the router, the setup of your network. We found Apple TV is more reliable at a 15 meter distance from the router than ChromeCast.
Apple TV 4K Price and Variations
- 32GB – £179 / $179 / AU$249
- 64GB – £199 / $199 / AU$279
- Release date – September 22
Apple TV 4K is not the cheapest streaming device available on the market, as the Google’s ChromeCast. But Apple fans love to use and feel the premium quality, so some extra dollars could be given for polished product.
The little black box from Apple comes in 32GB and 64GB storage configurations. Recently Apple has raised the the permitted apps size limit to 4GB on the box. As you will be streaming most of the content, there is no point to buy the large storage variation. But if you plan to download a huge amount of videos at a time then surely pay the extra $20 and get 64GB storage.
Siri Remote with Apple TV 4K
.This is one of the finest Apple TV dongle which feels so good and premium in hand. The matte touchpad equipped remote could be operate just with one thumb. Apple invested a lot to build this excellent futuristic remote.
There is not much in this remote overall. With six buttons and a clickable touchpad the Apple TV remote is slick and light. Accelerometer and gyroscope sensors have been added to control it via swinging and twisting. But this feature will be mostly use for gaming as the Nintendo Wii Remote does. Lighting connector for charging and it will be last for around six months. It can also be charged via computer usb or power cable.
Overall Impression – Apple TV 4K
If you got a 4K HDR TV and not happy with its perfection then Apple TV 4K is a good choice for you. Under $200 you can upgrade to the latest in the market as well as software fixes, slick, premium build quality and it offers the suitable device that all home environment needs.
If you are thinking that you already have a smart TV, still the Apple TV 4k is a huge benefit as it offers awesome collection of 4K HDR/Dolby Atmos/Dolby Vision film titles available on the iTunes.
Besides streaming Apple TV 4K is also great as a HomeKit integration. iPhone and iPad syncs perfectly with the Apple TV. If you are an iPhone user and love Apple products then Apple TV 4K will be great to have in collection.