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Apple TV 4K (5th gen. 2017)

Apple TV 4K (5th gen. 2017)
alaScore 100

304 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 304 reviews of Apple TV 4K (5th gen. 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. People really like the size. The design is also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability. There are some critical comments about the price.

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

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Expert review by: Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Apple TV 4K review: The high price of polish

 

The Apple TV 4K gets the little details right, but it's more than twice the price of other 4K HDR streaming devices.

Fast, fluid interface with best-in-breed apps ; Siri is as smart as it gets for TV search ; No ads larding up the home screen ; Can serve as a HomeKit smart-home hub

Far more expensive than other 4K HDR streamers ; No 4K HDR for YouTube and no Amazon Video (yet) ; The Siri Remote is still too easy to lose in the couch

The Apple TV’s software hasn’t changed much with the new hardware, in that it still requires users to make a philosophical choice between apps and content.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Apple TV 4K review

 

The Apple TV 4K will be a boon to Apple power users, but pretty much anyone else will be better off with a Roku Ultra instead.

Extremely intuitive interface ; Siri search/control is vastly improved ; Powerful graphics and processing ; Beautiful 4K HDR picture

Slightly dim SDR content in some cases ; Converts 24p film content to 60Hz ; Expensive compared to competition

The Apple TV 4K is a zippy, slick device with Apple’s unique design stamp all over it. Those deeply embedded in the Apple universe will be tickled with the way the streaming set-top box integrates with other Apple Devices and with Siri integration that...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Apple TV 4K review: Almost perfect

 

The Apple TV 4K packs in almost everything the last model was missing, and its push towards making 4K releases cheaper is noble. But there aren't many third-party apps supporting the new format at launch, and Apple also made some curious decisions that...

4K/HDR content looks great ; Aggressive pricing for 4K/HDR films ; Wide variety of apps

Needs more third-party 4K/HDR support ; Video processing goes overboard ; No Dolby Atmos

The Apple TV 4K does everything you'd expect it to do -- what's surprising is how Apple is undercutting the competition in 4K pricing. In a world where people are buying fewer films, and the current best physical media format might not be sticking...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Apple TV 4K

 

It's been a long time coming, but Apple has finally made the move to 4K HDR video streaming. The wait for Apple TV 4K was worth it, especially for those living exclusively in the iOS ecosystem.

4K and HDR support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision. Strong Wi-Fi performance. Siri with voice remote.

Expensive. Apple's streaming apps selection is still relatively small. Some apps not yet updated for 4K streaming.

Bottom Line: It's been a long time coming, but Apple has finally made the move to 4K HDR video streaming. The wait for Apple TV 4K was worth it, especially for those living exclusively in the iOS ecosystem.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Apple TV 4K review

 

Like the super-fancy iPhone X , you absolutely don't need the Apple TV 4K. But you might want one anyway.

The Apple TV 4K delivers the best streaming video available to compatible 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision TVs. 4K HDR titles on iTunes cost less than competitors. It offers the most polished streaming experience today, the best remote on the market and...

The Apple TV 4K is expensive. Cheaper streaming devices from Roku and others offer similar image quality and capabilities, and more 4K apps (including YouTube). Upconversion of non-4K/HDR video is confusing and doesn't improve image quality.

Apple's 4K HDR streamer combines peak picture with a high-end feel nothing else can match, but it costs too much for most people.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Nilay Patel (theverge.com)

Apple TV 4K review: so close, so far

 

I want to love the Apple TV 4K. I want to love it a lot. But because it's so ambitious, it's also the farthest away from the vision it's trying to achieve.

I am very confident Apple is going to figure this TV thing out. It’s the only company that has the combination of power and care to actually do it. But the Apple TV 4K’s unrealized potential just makes it obvious that the future of TV is still pretty...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

Apple TV 4K Review: One Powerful (But Pricey) Streaming Box

 

In "Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice Found There" by Lewis Carroll, the Red Queen says to Alice, " Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place." Apple has run very fast indeed to address some of the biggest...

Fantastic 4K HDR content ; Intuitive home screen ; Simple iOS and macOS integration

Expensive ; Fiddly remote ; No digital audio or USB ports

The Apple TV 4K offers an attractive, customizable interface and affordable UHD content, but design flaws and a subpar remote hold it back.

Sep, 2017

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

 

A step forward in the march to a 4K future, sure - but this device just falls short.

Substantial library of 4K HDR content ; Small, silent box ; Nice UI ; Useful voice control ; Good picture and sound

No Amazon Prime Video yet ; Missing catch-up apps ; Lack of some advanced audio formats ; Won’t switch output signal to match content format

A welcome gateway to more 4K HDR content, but a device that falls a little short of brilliance

Oct, 2017

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

Product Specifications

Design

Color 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
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: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:3.86
Height:1.38
Weight:15
Width:3.86