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Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 621 reviews of Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the reliability and size. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative 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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Apple TV 4K review

 

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...

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

Apple TV 4K review: Better streaming will cost you

 

The Apple TV 4K remains the best streamer you can buy, as long as you don't mind the price.

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.

May, 2018

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

Apple TV 4K no longer available at Amazon | LetsGoDigital

 

Webshop Amazon removed the Apple TV 4K product page from its website. Is it temporarily or will Amazon ban the Apple TV again?

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Simon (macworld.com)

Apple TV 4K review: The ultimate iTunes box has finally arrived

 

Apple has finally released a TV box that can handle 4K HDR streaming, and even with a few missing parts, it's the perfect companion for your UHD television.

4K movies look fantastic on a supported television. ; Setup is easier than ever. ; iTunes movies are upgraded to 4K versions for free. ; Can serve as a HomeKit smart-home hub

No support for Dolby Atmos sound. ; More expensive than other 4K streaming devices.

Apple TV 4K is the most expensive streaming box but there are more than enough reasons to justify the price.

Oct, 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

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