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Apple TV refresh brings 4K, City to streaming platform

23 September 2017, 01:46 | Jenny Fowler

The Good and Bad in Apple TV 4K: Everything You Need to Know

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(Apple recommends a minimum speed of 25 Mbps for 4K streaming.) Your Apple devices automatically switch the video quality to a lower quality version if your Internet connection isn't fast enough. Roku and Amazon have 4K models for less than $100 and non-4K versions for even less.

You can download a local copy of an HD movie, and you might be able to download HDR and Dolby Vision versions, but you can't download a 4K version. Eadicicco was also impressed by the device's "easy setup", but cautioned that the Apple TV 4K is expensive. Apple TV 4K features the powerful A10X Fusion chip which is a faster processor for a smoother gaming experience.

When you buy or rent a movie or TV show from the iTunes Store, the device that you're using might warn you that it can't play 1080p or 4K video content. My next TV will likely have 4K, but my 4-year-old Vizio HD TV still works fine (though I'm sure I just jinxed it).

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Not only this, Apple has also stated that users will not be able to access 4K videos available on YouTube. "Given that that was one of the major complaints about the last remote, it's a good thing Apple came up with some sort of fix". The non-4K version is getting the new remote, too. That said, here's what people are saying about Apple's next-gen Apple TV. The picture is detailed, with notable added depth and clarity thanks to the HDR (high-dynamic range) technology Apple has also put into 4K.

Apple's set-top box received a pretty significant update at the iPhone X event.

In any case, Apple TV - with or without 4K - will be most useful if you're already tied into Apple's system with iDevices and iTunes.

In his review, Carnoy noted that while the Apple TV 4K has some nice features, many televisions featuring 4K resolution "have perfectly good on-board apps", like the Apple TV 4K.

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