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Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017)

Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017)
alaScore 97

639 reviews

Sep, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 639 reviews of Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the remote control and reliability are overall positive. The size and design also get good feedback. 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 (5th Gen, 2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Caleb Denison Simon Cohen (

Apple TV 4K review: Stunning, but strictly for Apple fans


The Apple TV 4K is fast, it packs Siri voice search, and offers support for all of the latest formats. But can Apple still justify its stratospheric price?

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

Slightly dim SDR content in some cases ; No longer the only way to do AirPlay ; Expensive compared to competition

Sleek and expensive, the Apple TV 4K will still delight the Apple faithful

Oct, 2020

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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 : David Katzmaier (

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 HDR. 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.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

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 (

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 : Chris Davies (

Apple TV 4K Review (3rd Generation): Why Paying More Is Worth It - SlashGear


Apple TV 4K (2022) is the latest model available from Apple, delivering a solid experience with hardware that's meant to make smart TV as simple as possible.

Support for latest HDR standards ; A15 Bionic chipset is more than fast enough ; Siri Remote is easier to use (and charge) ; Cheaper than previous model ; Refreshingly advert and tracking-free

Expensive compared to rivals ; Apple TV app still isn't quite what it promises

Feb, 2023

Expert review by : Jared Newman (

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 (

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 : Aabhas Sharma (gadgetsnow_com)

Apple TV 4K (2022) review: Remarkably fast, delightfully impressive


We reviewed Apple's latest streaming device and here's what we think of it “We can wholeheartedly recommend it to those who are entrenched in the Apple ecosystem. For the rest and for those who don't want to spend so much, there's always the Amazon...

Dec, 2022

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (

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


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

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

Expensive ; Fiddly remote ; No digital audio or USB ports

Ultimately, the Apple TV 4K is gorgeous and intuitive, but it's not ambitious enough for the high price. If you've got a 4K TV and a lot of money tied up in the Apple ecosystem, this box is worth a look. Otherwise, you could probably invest the extra...

Feb, 2021

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