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Apple TV 4K (2021)

Apple TV 4K (2021)
alaScore 100

17 reviews

Nov, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Apple TV 4K (2021). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and size. The design and sound also get good feedback. Many are negative about the price.

remote control, sound, design, size, usability


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 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Cohen (

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


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

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Jared Newman (

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 : Lasse Svendsen (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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? (

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 (

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 (

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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Apple TV 4K (2021) review


Remote possibility

Comes with excellent new Siri Remote ; Great selection of apps ; Very good picture quality

Expensive ; Apple TV app still doesn’t have Netflix support ; Not much 60fps HDR content to watch

A minor update, but still one of the best 4K streamers you can buy

Jun, 2021

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