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Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 591 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good comments, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 : 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 (stuff.tv)

Apple TV 4K review

 

Apple's little black box joins the 4K brigade with mostly great results

Excellent picture with 4K content ; Slick, speedy operation ; Great range of 4K films on iTunes

No YouTube 4K or Amazon (yet) ; Expensive ; Upscaling not always perfect

If you're a UHD movie addict, the new Apple TV 4K could be the (pricey) answer to your dreams

Sep, 2017

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 : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Amazon Fire TV 4K vs Apple TV 4K

 

One costs £69.99, the other £179, but which 4K media streamer should you buy: Apple's or Amazon's? We explain how they differ and which is best for you.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Martyn Casserly (techadvisor.co.uk)

Apple TV 4K v Roku 3

 

The Roku 3 has been one of the most popular set-top boxes for a while now, but how will it fair against the new Apple TV 4K? We take a look.

If you’re an Apple fan, have an existing iTunes library, and use iOS devices, then it’s going to be hard to avoid the lure of the Apple 4K TV. Its integration with the Apple universe is a big factor, and one that would make sense to a lot of people....

Sep, 2017

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Apple TV 4K review: Apple's 4K media streamer finally gets Dolby Atmos support

 

Apple TV 4K get Dolby Atmos a year after the hardware was first launched, plus support for single sign-on tech

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 Apple’s pledge to boost all...

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Apple TV 4K review: Apple’s best streamer yet now comes with Amazon Prime Video

 

Still a little flaky from a content perspective, but Apple's 4K streamer is its most attractive TV box to date

Having said that, Apple has achieved quite the feat with its latest Apple TV. By thinking laterally and removing the financial pain of migrating your favourite files to 4K, Apple has created a huge incentive for current and former Apple fans to...

Dec, 2017

Expert review by (flatpanelshd.com)

Apple TV 4K received - what do you want to know?

 

Apple TV 4K receivedApple TV 4K is based on tvOS, which is Apple's TV operating system; now with 4K resolution and HDR. The streaming box supports both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. tvOS also offers a wealth of apps and games as well as Siri and the ‘TV'...

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
Product colour:Black
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:GIF,JPG,TIF / 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