The same A15 Bionic chip found in the iPhone 14 powers the’more powerful, engaging, and cheap’ Apple TV 4K (Opens in a new window) that Apple unveiled today.
A considerable performance improvement is promised for this iteration of Apple’s media-streaming device, which should lead to a snappier user interface and “more fluid gameplay.” People who own recently released 4K TVs will be pleased to learn that Apple has introduced support for HDR10 in addition to Dolby Vision. Dolby Atmos 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound is supported, and a pair of HomePod small speakers may be connected on the audio front.
You can use your iPhone as a remote for the Apple TV 4K and for color calibration because Apple never misses a chance to make its products work together. Up to two pairs of AirPods can be connected for shared listening and Siri voice commands, you can FaceTime with friends from anywhere using SharePlay, and you can use the media streamer as a smart home hub to integrate with HomeKit-compatible accessories and the new Matter smart home connectivity standard.
The new Apple TV 4K will be available in two configurations: Apple TV 4K (Wi-Fi) with 64GB of storage and Apple TV 4K (Wi-Fi Ethernet) with 128GB of storage and support for Thread, a networking protocol made for connecting smart homes.
Both will begin shipping on November 4 and are both pre-ordered today (Opens in a new window) . The price of the Wi-Fi model is $129.99, while the price of the Wi-Fi Ethernet model is $149.99 (as opposed to $179 on the prior model). Both variants come with three months of free Apple TV access and the Siri Remote with USB-C connector. AppleCare protection costs an additional $29 if you want it.
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