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Apple TV 4K (2021)

Apple TV 4K (2021)
alaScore 99

23 reviews

Oct, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Apple TV 4K (2021). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the software and size are overall positive. The design and sound also get good opinions, whereas 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 (2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (digitaltrends.com)

Apple TV 4K (2021) review: It’s all about that new Siri remote

 

Apple's newly revamped Apple TV 4K may have a new brain on the inside, but it's the new Siri remote that is rightfully getting all of the attention.

Snappy performance ; Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos ; Much improved remote control

Expensive

“With a better remote and a faster CPU, it's still a pricey way to stream movies.”

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Jared Newman (techhive.com)

Apple TV 4K (2021) review: This is an uncompromising streaming box

 

Finally, an expensive streaming box that's finally worth the price: The Apple TV 4K (2021)

Superior speed, polish, and remote control ; No interface-cluttering ads or aggressive data collection ; Siri and the TV app help make sense of streaming

No hands-free voice control ; Hybrid touchpad directional pad can feel awkward ; It's still pretty expensive for a streaming player

So far, I’ve described the broad strokes of what makes the Apple TV 4K so pleasant. But the device is also packed with little bells and whistles that help it stand out from other streaming platforms.

Expert review by : Sachin Bahal (TheCanadianTechie)

Apple TV 4K (2021) Review

 

For streaming players, there are a number of choices out there, including Roku, Google, Amazon but Apple has refreshed their 4K set-top box for this year to bring it a new remote and better processor. Design & Hardware At first glance, the new Apple TV...

4K content still looks great now with High frame rate HDR/Dolby Vision support ; Wi-Fi 6 and ARC/eARC support ; Great selection of apps and streaming services on tvOS ; Voice control on Siri remote still works well and reliably ; Integrates well with...

tvOS has some weird quirks (like the app deletion flow) ; More expensive than comparable 4K streaming players ; No HDMI cable in the box

Overall, the Apple TV 4K (2021) is still a great device for those intertwined in the Apple ecosystem. But it’s becoming harder to justify the cost of this device since there are other streaming players that are a third of the cost and have the same 4K...

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Lasse Svendsen (lbtechreviews.com)

Review: Apple TV 4K 2021 | The Remote Control Is The Star Apple TV 4K 2021

 

Apple has updated the Apple TV 4K with a proper remote control, and a feature many need.

Faster and with support for better picture and sound quality, like Dolby Atmos. The Siri remote control is a big step forward, and many will benefit from the color calibration of the TV. HomeKit users will love Apple TV 4.

No more than 64 GB storage and does not support download. Some features require multiple Apple products.

The new edition of Apple TV 4K is far from a revolution. Those who have the predecessor from 2017, hardly need to replace it, but they migh want to buy the new Siri remote control. Which is the biggest advancement with the new Apple TV 4K. We are...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Kelly Woo (tomsguide.com)

Apple TV 4K (2021) review: Come for the power, stay for the remote

 

The Apple TV 4K (2021) provides a welcome speed boost, but the best part is the new Siri remote, which you can buy separately.

New, improved remote ; High frame rate HDR streaming ; Multi-user support ; Apple Fitness and Apple Arcade games

Expensive ; Not noticeably better than first-gen

And that’s not nothing; I personally already owned the first Apple TV 4K for that deep integration. But that model still functions at such a high level that I don’t feel an urgent need to lay down almost $200 to upgrade. Not when I can get the best...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Patrick O'Rourke (mobilesyrup.com)

Apple TV 4K (2021) Review: It's all about the new Siri Remote

 

If you haven't invested in Apple's streaming ecosystem, the 2nd-gen Apple TV 4K offers a great opportunity to dive in.

New Siri Remote is stellar ; Excellent ecosystem of streaming apps ; A very capable gaming platform

Expensive ; Same design as the last Apple TV 4K ; Most significant change is the new Siri Remote

If you haven't invested in Apple's streaming ecosystem, the 2nd-gen Apple TV 4K offers a great opportunity to dive in

May, 2021

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Apple TV 4K (2021) Review: Same as it ever was? | Trusted Reviews

 

If you have the old Apple TV 4K and are happy with it, then this probably isn't for you. For everyone else, this is the best streaming box.

Excellent app selection ; Fantastic picture ; Wide HDR and audio support ; Vastly improved remote

It is expensive when streaming sticks are so cheap ; Minor upgrade over previous model

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple TV 4K (2021) review

 

What Hi-Fi? Awards 2021 winner. A mild upgrade is enough to keep the Apple TV 4K on top

Excellent picture and sound ; Abundance of apps ; Great usability

Only a small upgrade ; Pricier than alternatives ; No bundled HDMI cable

It’s not worth upgrading if you have the previous model, but if you’re simply looking for the best video streamer out there, this is it

Oct, 2021

Expert review by : Carrie-Ann Skinner (techradar.com)

Apple TV 4K (2021) review

 

It's been four years coming, but is the latest Apple TV 4K a worthy contender as the streaming box for your home entertainment setup?

High-frame-rate HDR support Re-designed Siri remote Thread smart home technology built-in

Expensive Doesn’t work with Android

The Apple TV 4K (2021) is a slick streaming device, which can play 4K video in HDR and Dolby Vision, and supports high-frame-rate HDR to make fast action and sports look smooth and clear. The revamped Siri remote is a pleasure to use, and there are...

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Apple TV 4K (2021) review: The future of streaming or just more of the same?

 

We review the 2021 Apple TV 4K with its new processor, new remote, and new features. Is it the future of streaming or just more of the same?

4K HDR / Dolby Vision / Dolby Atmos for quality visuals and sound ; Adds HDMI 2.1 (for 60fps high frame-rate support (HFR))

Processor could be faster if you want to play powerful games ; No Spatial Audio support for headphones just yet ; Expensive compared to the competition

The 2021 update of this set-top box delivers what it sets out to do - packaging streaming services and Apple's own services into one place - but against the competition it feels pricey. But that's ultimately because - through Apple Fitness+ and Apple...

Oct, 2021
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