Apple TV 4K Has Finally Been Launched

Calvin Saunders
September 13, 2017

Owing to this, the Apple TV 4K will now be twice as fast of the current model.

Apple used its event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino Tuesday to introduce the Apple TV 4K, a next-gen video streamer that supports 4K resolution as well as HDR 10 and Dolby Vision.

The existing, full HD Apple TV will continue to be sold alongside the new superpowered one, which makes sense because most people still have a 1080p (or even 720p) display. And with the device now having the ability to stream 4K content (only to 4K TVs, of course) from places like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video later this year, it's definitely going to need that extra boost.

The Apple 4K TV will be available to order starting September 15, shipping a week later on September 22.

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Cue also revealed that the Apple TV app, now only available in the United States is to begin to roll out in other markets.

Troughton-Smith found a code line labeled "NetworkNo4KForYou" and noted in a Tweet earlier this week: "Apple's 4K streaming on the upcoming 4K Apple TV requires a 15Mbps connection". According to several media reports, Apple wanted to charge $20 for ultra-high-definition movies on its new Apple TV device, while the studios it was negotiating with wanted the company to charge more. Preorders open on September 15 and will be available a week later on September 22. The 64GB model will run $199.

Apple is on top of video trends, so they're not just interested in 4K - but also HDR, or High Dynamic Range. If a 4K version of the film becomes available in iTunes, Apple will automatically upgrade your version for free. The fourth generation Apple TV is still available for $149 with 32GB. The introduction of support for 4K-resolution content is the main selling point, to go with a much beefier processor. Apple will be offering all 4K movies at the same price as HD movies on Apple TV 4K. Do you plan on buying a new set-top box? The new A10X Fusion chip, Gigabit Ethernet port, simultaneous dual band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 5.0 support are nice additions, but they're not game-changing.

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