Apple announces next-generation Apple TV 4K
Apple has announced its newest Apple TV 4K set-top-box, featuring the A15 Bionic chip, HDR10+ support, and more for a new, more affordable starting price.
The next generation Apple TV 4K offers “impressive cinematic quality driven by the A15 Bionic chip,” says Apple, delivering faster performance and more fluid gameplay. HDR10+ support joins Dolby Vision on Apple TV 4K, offering movies and TV shows in the best quality possible across more supported HDR10+ TVs, and up to 50 percent faster performance over the previous model.
Apple TV 4K now supports HDR10+, in addition to Dolby Vision, expanding visual quality across more TVs, Apple says users can also enjoy a home theater experience with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital 7.1, or Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound for immersive audio.
As a home hub, Apple TV 4K securely connects to compatible smart home accessories, including HomeKit cameras, lights, shades, and more; allowing the user to set scenes and control their smart home while away; and ensures that accessories can run automatically. Apple says the new Apple TV 4K “is also an essential building block for Matter,” the new smart home connectivity standard that enables a wide variety of accessories to work together seamlessly across platforms.
The new next-generation Apple TV 4K will be available starting at $129 (US) from Apple beginning Friday, November 4. Customers can order the new Apple TV 4K beginning today. Alongside the new set-top-box, Apple is launching an updated Apple TV Siri Remove, which features the same design and functionality as the previous generation, and adopts USB-C for charging. It is included with the new Apple TV 4K, or can be purchased separately for $59 (US) starting today, and is compatible with all generations of Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD.
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