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Apple gave the 4K TV box some love this year by updating the internals and updating the included Siri remote. But that didn’t change the price, which means you’ll still pay at least $ 179 for it. However, Amazon has a new deal that dumps nearly $ 20 off 64GB Apple TV 4Kreducing it to $ 180. Base, Model 32 GB is currently on sale for $ 169 for a few weeks, but this new deal essentially lets you get the extra storage model for the original price.
We believe the 2021 Apple TV 4K will be the best high-end streaming set-top box you can get, and even more compelling if you live in the Apple ecosystem. It is powered by the A12 Bionic processor and supports Dolby Vision and HDR video at 60fps, as well as features such as AirPlay 3 and screen mirroring. While navigating the tvOS interface is very fast, most people probably won’t notice the huge performance difference between the old and new models.
What’s really important about the new Apple TV 4K is the redesigned Siri remote. We’re not saying the new remote is reason enough to upgrade if you’re happy with your current Apple TV, but it does fix a lot of previous complaints we’ve had. The new Siri remote is bigger and easier to use, thanks in part to a redesigned Direction Bar that makes it smoother. The panel is also touch sensitive, so you can easily switch between TV shows and movies. We also found Siri to be even more useful on devices such as the Apple TV, as requests tend to be more direct (Play Mandalorian“or” Show me new horror movies “) than when calling the assistant from an iPhone or iPad.
Speaking of Siri commands, you can also ask the assistant on Apple TV 4K to show you video feeds from your security cameras. The set-top box has a built-in HomeKit hub, so you can connect a variety of smart lights, locks and cameras to it. For example, video streams from cameras will be displayed on your TV in picture-in-picture mode, so they will not completely interrupt the show.
Apple TV 4K will be a tough sell for some as it is more expensive than competing streaming boxes ( Roku Ultra costs only $ 100 and is often sold for a lower price), but those who spend most of their time with Apple products will find its convenience and integration worthwhile. Additionally, Apple will introduce spatial audio for tvOS later this year, which means you can get full Dolby Atmos audio from Apple TV 4K when listening through AirPods Pro or AirPods Max.
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