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Apple TV 4K (2nd Gen, 2021)

Apple TV 4K (2nd Gen, 2021)
alaScore 97

26 reviews

May, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Apple TV 4K (2nd Gen, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the color and software are on the whole positive. The size and sound also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative comments about the price. The design and usability get mixed reviews.

remote control, sound, size, software, color


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Apple TV 4K (2nd Gen, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = 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 : Will Greenwald (

Apple TV 4K (2nd Generation) Review


Improved remote ; Plenty of useful features including AirPlay, HomeKit, and Siri ; Dolby Vision support ; Comes with a free year of Apple TV+

Expensive ; Interface and remote tend to funnel you into the Apple TV app

The second-generation Apple TV 4K is overpriced, but it remains an excellent media streamer, especially if you use the company's other products and services.

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.

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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.

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...

Oct, 2022

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 (

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 : 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

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Apple TV 4K (2021) review


What Hi-Fi? Awards 2022 winner. Apple's video streamer easily justifies its price with an excellent performance

Oct, 2022

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

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