Apple TV is one of the market’s leading set-top boxes. However, this product’s 4K support gained a little later than the overall sector. However, we know that Apple is not in a hurry about the new technologies in general. This is also the case for the Apple TV 4K. Apple’s set-top box not only offers 4K content support, also adds HDR and Dolby Vision support, and offers high-quality images on HDR-enabled TVs that we see on today’s mid-to-upper segment 4K TVs.
Apple TV 4K Package Contents
The ATV 4K comes with a typical stylish Apple packaging. It includes the ATV 4K itself and the redesigned Siri remote control. A quick start guide and a Lightning to USB cable are also included in the package.
The overall appearance of Apple TV 4K is no different from the previous generation. The surface and height of the box are the same as the previous model. However, there is a circular ventilation duct at the bottom. In this way it is possible to separate the two generations.
Features and Performance
Apple TV 4K has A10X Fusion chipset. This processor takes the necessary role to improve the image quality of all content on Apple TV 4K, as well as the smooth running of applications and games. Although Apple does not specify, we know that Apple TV 4K has 3 GB of RAM. This makes progress on the previous generation of 2 GB RAM.
Apple’s set top box is available in 32 GB and 64 GB.
Having a Gigabit Ethernet port is an advantage for those who keep the network router near the home theater. In this way, you can connect directly to the Apple TV 4K with cable, you can reach higher speed than Wi-Fi.
Another feature of the Apple TV 4K is its support for Bluetooth 5.0.
Apple TV 4K Content
- iTunes Movies
In addition to the announcement of the ATV 4K, there were also 4K HDR iTunes movies. What surprised us was that Apple made it available at no extra cost. In addition, all previously purchased movies were upgraded to 4K free of charge.
The number of 4K movies is increasing weekly. However, there are few 4K music videos.
- Netflix and Amazon Prime
Both Netflix and Amazon Prime are 4K movies that can be used to watch on the video. There were no problems playing the content from both platforms during the tests.
The Apple TV 4K model doesn’t support YouTube 4K playback. 4K content is played at 1080p. This is because Apple did not support the VP9 codec developed by Google. Considering the past between these two companies, we are not sure that Apple will add or add support for VP9.
Minus points of Apple TV 4K
- The remote control is still ergonomically incorrect
- Dolby Atmos doesn’t exist
- No 4K Youtube