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Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017)

Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017)
alaScore 95

632 reviews

Jul, 2022

We have collected and analysed 69 expert reviews and 563 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 84/100 and users rate it 92/100. The average review date is 12-09-2017. We have compared these reviews to 220395 reviews from other Media Players. The alaScore™ for this product is 95/100 = Excellent. Last update: 03-07-2022.

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Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (

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 : Gareth Beavis (

Apple TV 4K (2017) review


The Apple TV 4K (2017) does a good job with 4K HDR content, but does that alone justify the price premium?

Dolby Vision and Atmos support tvOS interface is clean and simple Plays well with other Apple devices Remote is responsive

Siri can frustrate Few benefits for non-4K owners

The long-overdue Apple TV 4K acts as the ultimate set-top box upgrade if you're locked into (or loving) the iPhone ecosystem and want to pair it with a new HDR-touting Ultra HD television.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

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

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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 : Stuart Miles (

Apple TV 4K review: A long-awaited boost to the premium streamer


By offering 4K content for the same price as HD content, or even as a free upgrade, the Apple TV 4K opens up a world of possibilities for those keen

4K HDR/Dolby Vision support means great visuals ; Affordable 4K movies in iTunes store - and whatever you buy will be upgraded to best quality as and when available ; Cross-service Siri search

Expensive hardware purchase ; Many 4K TVs offer same streaming services

By offering 4K content for the same price as HD content, or even as a free upgrade, the Apple TV 4K opens up a world of possibilities for those keen to expand their 4K library on the cheap.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Adam Speight (

Apple TV 4K Review


Apple TV 4K is one of, if not the most premium of streaming devices on the market right now. It'll cost you a pretty penny but for your money you'll get high quality output, tremendous performance and a seamless experience for Apple users.

– Speedy, useful voice controls and Apple integration

– Pricey, missing features and an iffy remote

Apple TV 4K is a premium experience that will mainly entice those already in the Apple ecosystem. If you do dive in, the visual class, superfast performance, wide-range of apps and useful Siri controls will provide you with an experience that matches...

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

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 (

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

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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 : Martyn Casserly (

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