Apple has recently declared another Apple TV streaming box, replacing the Apple TV 4K that came out in 2017. The new model retains the name of the earlier model yet comes with an all the more powerful A12 Bionic chip that allows it to play HDR video at higher frame rates. It’s additionally powerful enough to support 60fps Dolby Vision playback over AirPlay from a viable iPhone.
The old Apple TV 4K, which has been Apple’s flagship set-top box for a very long time, upholds 4K streaming just as HDR, including Dolby Vision. It likewise upholds Dolby Atmos sound codecs. Be that as it may, it doesn’t support 120Hz refresh rates, which may be significant should you at any point need to play serious games on an Apple TV. It likewise has the most notoriously bad remote control.
Luckily, Apple has totally upgraded the remote for the new Apple TV 4K with an improved, more ergonomic design and more capabilities. The new remote is thicker than the earlier model, has another five-way touch controller in place of the maligned swipe pad of the original, and an proper power button to turn off your TV. The Siri search button has been shifted aside from the remote, under your right thumb.
Apple didn’t redesign the Apple TV box itself; it stays a squircle-shaped puck that you need to put on a shelf or entertainment center, not at all like the dongle designs that a large number of Apple’s competitors use now. A new feature permits the Apple TV to optimize the colors of your TV screen utilizing the light sensor on an iPhone. Apple says it is working with various content providers to produce high frame rate HDR content for the new Apple TV, including Fox Sports, NBCUniversal, Paramount Plus, Red Bull TV, and Canal Plus.
The new Apple TV 4K beginnings at $179 for 32GB of storage and will be accessible to buy beginning on April 30th. A 64GB model will likewise be accessible for $199. Apple is additionally selling the older Apple TV HD, which is limited to 1080p goal, with the new remote for $149.
Those costs are a lot higher than Apple’s competitors, like Amazon, Google, and Roku. Apple is betting once again that individuals will pay for performance and ecosystem in a set-top box and is charging a hefty premium for it.