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Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 571 reviews of Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good comments. There are some less positive views about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Apple TV 4K review: so slick and now with accompanying TV app, but no Dolby Atmos

 

4K and HDR have finally arrived on Apple’s streaming box

Dolby Vision support ; tvOS interface is slick ; Amazing for photos, especially Moments

No Dolby Atmos support

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple TV 4K review

 

Recent updates have turned the Apple TV 4K into the best video streamer you can currently buy.

Substantial library of 4K HDR content ; Small, silent box ; Nice UI ; Useful voice control ; Strong picture and sound ; Almost every app you could ask for

Lack of some advanced audio formats ; All 4 still missing ; Universal search isn't quite universal

The gateway to on-demand 4K HDR movies you've been waiting for, now with extra apps and features

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.co.uk)

Apple TV 4K review

 

Now that it finally includes an app for Amazon video , Apple's 4K streaming box is the hands-down best product of its kind. But you should only buy one if you want a premium experience and are willing to pay for it.

The Apple TV 4K delivers the best streaming video available to compatible 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision TVs. It offers the most polished streaming experience today, the best remote on the market and excellent Siri voice options. It's just $30, £30 or AU$40...

The Apple TV 4K is expensive. It doesn't stream YouTube in 4K or offer Dolby Atmos audio. Cheaper streaming devices from Roku and others offer similar image quality and capabilities, as well as more 4K apps.

If you can swing the price and want the best streamer available today, get the Apple TV 4K.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Apple TV 4K review

 

Now that it finally includes an app for Amazon video , Apple's 4K streaming box is the hands-down best product of its kind. But you should only buy one if you want a premium experience and are willing to pay for it.

The Apple TV 4K delivers the best streaming video available to compatible 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision TVs. It offers the most polished streaming experience today, the best remote on the market and excellent Siri voice options. It's just $30, £30 or AU$40...

The Apple TV 4K is expensive. It doesn't stream YouTube in 4K or offer Dolby Atmos audio. Cheaper streaming devices from Roku and others offer similar image quality and capabilities, as well as more 4K apps.

If you can swing the price and want the best streamer available today, get the Apple TV 4K.

Dec, 2017

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Expert review by : Victoria Woollaston (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple TV 4K review: The £179 media streamer, now with Amazon Video

 

Apple TV 4K may be entering the market late but it brings with it a host of features and will upgrade your HD content to 4K for free

Good support for 4K HDR content ; Siri voice search is brilliant ; No need to re-purchase existing iTunes HD content in 4K

Quite pricey ; Streaming service support is patchy

Later this year, the Apple TV app is due to come to the UK which will open up its capabilities further; putting more controls on the phone and making the whole experience seamless (or at least that’s the promise). Plus, with the upcoming launch of...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Apple TV 4K review: The high price of polish

 

The Apple TV 4K gets the little details right, but it's more than twice the price of other 4K HDR streaming devices.

Fast, fluid interface with best-in-breed apps ; Siri is as smart as it gets for TV search ; No ads larding up the home screen ; Can serve as a HomeKit smart-home hub

Far more expensive than other 4K HDR streamers ; No 4K HDR for YouTube and no Amazon Video (yet) ; The Siri Remote is still too easy to lose in the couch

The Apple TV’s software hasn’t changed much with the new hardware, in that it still requires users to make a philosophical choice between apps and content.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

Apple TV 4K no longer available at Amazon | LetsGoDigital

 

Webshop Amazon removed the Apple TV 4K product page from its website. Is it temporarily or will Amazon ban the Apple TV again?

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

Apple TV 4K

 

Apple TV 4K review: If your smart TV is a bit thick and you're an Apple user then the Apple TV 4K is an essential addition to your entertainment arsenal.

Slick and powerful ; Siri voice controls are great ; Growing app store ; Clever remote ; Seamless setup, if you own an iPhone

Remote not great for gaming ; Automatic upscaling not always a benefit ; Some key apps missing ; Need to be an iPhone user to get the most out of it

The slickest TV streaming box around got the 4K HDR upgrade it needed. If your smart TV is a bit thick and you’re an Apple user then the Apple TV 4K is an essential addition to your entertainment arsenal.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Apple TV 4K review: Almost perfect

 

The Apple TV 4K packs in almost everything the last model was missing, and its push towards making 4K releases cheaper is noble. But there aren't many third-party apps supporting the new format at launch, and Apple also made some curious decisions that...

4K/HDR content looks great ; Aggressive pricing for 4K/HDR films ; Wide variety of apps

Needs more third-party 4K/HDR support ; Video processing goes overboard ; No Dolby Atmos

The Apple TV 4K does everything you'd expect it to do -- what's surprising is how Apple is undercutting the competition in 4K pricing. In a world where people are buying fewer films, and the current best physical media format might not be sticking...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Apple TV 4K

 

It's been a long time coming, but Apple has finally made the move to 4K HDR video streaming. The wait for Apple TV 4K was worth it, especially for those living exclusively in the iOS ecosystem.

4K and HDR support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Strong Wi-Fi performance. Siri with voice remote.

Expensive. Apple's streaming apps selection is still relatively small. Some apps not yet updated for 4K streaming.

Bottom Line: It's been a long time coming, but Apple has finally made the move to 4K HDR video streaming. The wait for Apple TV 4K was worth it, especially for those living exclusively in the iOS ecosystem.

Sep, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Memory

Internal Memory:3072

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC, Lightning
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual:Y

Performance

Frame rate:60
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Supported video modes:2160p

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
HDMI:Y
HDMI Version:2.0a
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Processor

Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:A10X

Software

Audio formats supported:AAC,AIFF,HE-AAC,MP3,WAV
Image formats supported:HEIF,GIF,JPG,TIF
Video formats supported:H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG4

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:98
Height :35
Weight:425
Width:98