This is the latest Apple TV 4K device from Apple. With this device, you can watch movies, broadcast your phone’s screen on it and so many other features. Let’s find out more about this device.
Hi guys, in this new review, I’ll thoroughly discuss the new Apple TV 4K device. I’ll discuss the specs and features and who needs this device. But first, let me discuss the pros and cons of this device.
It is small in size, easy to use and supports features such as Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos among other technologies. But your content must first support it. It supports 4K resolution, and it finally comes with an HDMI 2.1 port. It supports WiFi 6 and can connect to PS5 and Xbox controllers.
I wished that the device came with a new design. I wished that Siri supported Arabic, but who knows, Apple might provide a software update to support it.
Let’s discuss the details. The device comes with the same boxy design we’re used to with the Apple logo at the top.
The bottom has a non slippery layer. At the back, there’s a power port, HDMI 2.1 port and LAN port. The ports are similar to the previous version. It comes with the powerful A15 Bionic CPU. This CPU has proved itself even with graphics. The CPU supports 4K@60fps content. The device runs tvOS, which is simple and easy to use.
There are features that you should know about before buying this device, and I’ll discuss them later in this review. You can connect the device to your iCloud. It is really simple to use, especially that it can connect using your smartphone. The OS allows you to adjust the colors in a simple and easy way through the settings app.
The same thing applies to audio. The device also supports the App Store, which contains lots of supported apps. The device supports AirPlay, which allows you to broadcast your iPhone, iPad Mac and other Apple devices. After experimenting with it, the device offers amazing 4K experience, especially with apps that support it.
The upscaling experience was good with the 1080p resolution and acceptable with the 720p resolution. Especially that these days, the resolutions are higher. The experiment, however, was very good. The device supports Dolby Atmos, which makes a huge difference in audio quality. But the content itself must support it.
The device connects the Apple’s headphones, such as the AirPods, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max. The device supports WiFi 6, but to benefit from it, you should connect it to a router that supports WiFi 6. Or you can connect to the internet using the ethernet port.
I personally connect the Apple TV with the ethernet port. I find the experience to be better. The device, however, supports older WiFi technologies as well. The remote control comes with the same design as the previous generations. It has flat edges to make it feel better in the hand with easier access to the buttons. On the right side, there’s a Siri button. But it still doesn’t support Arabic!
At the top of the remote, there’s a mic for voice commands. There’s also a power button and a touch area for control. There’s also a back button and a TV button that combines all content. There are also volume control buttons. If the remote control doesn’t immediately connect to your TV, then you should change some of the settings. Because the default is that you can control the audio of your screen from this remote control.
Let’s now discuss the gaming experience, which most people don’t do on an Apple TV device. Rayman Adventures provided a great smoothness. It is great to play this game to waste time. In the past, a controller was required, but now you can use the remote control. The Asphalt 8 game was also great. We’ve also had a good experience with the Xbox and PS5 controllers. The device is considered an extended investment. There are other feat…
Otto M Yassine
Content Editor, OTTO Magazin Manager.