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Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 591 reviews of Apple TV 4K (5th Gen, 2017). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability also get good reviews, but there are some negative views 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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

Apple TV 4K

 

Apple TV 4K review: If your smart TV is a bit thick and you're an Apple user then the Apple TV 4K is an essential addition to your entertainment arsenal.

Slick and powerful ; Siri voice controls are great ; Growing app store ; Clever remote ; Seamless setup, if you own an iPhone

Remote not great for gaming ; Automatic upscaling not always a benefit ; Some key apps missing ; Need to be an iPhone user to get the most out of it

The slickest TV streaming box around got the 4K HDR upgrade it needed. If your smart TV is a bit thick and you’re an Apple user then the Apple TV 4K is an essential addition to your entertainment arsenal.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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 : Caleb Denison (digitaltrends.com)

Apple TV 4K review

 

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

Slightly dim SDR content in some cases ; Converts 24p film content to 60Hz ; Expensive compared to competition

The Apple TV 4K is a zippy, slick device with Apple’s unique design stamp all over it. Those deeply embedded in the Apple universe will be tickled with the way the streaming set-top box integrates with other Apple Devices and with Siri integration that...

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

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 : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Apple TV 4K review

 

Recent updates have turned the Apple TV 4K into the best video streamer you can currently buy.

Substantial library of 4K HDR content ; Small, silent box ; Nice UI ; Useful voice control ; Strong picture and sound ; Almost every app you could ask for

Lack of some advanced audio formats ; All 4 still missing ; Universal search isn't quite universal

The gateway to on-demand 4K HDR movies you've been waiting for, now with extra apps and features

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (t3.com)

Apple TV 4K review: so slick and now with accompanying TV app, but no Dolby Atmos

 

4K and HDR have finally arrived on Apple's streaming box

Dolby Vision support ; tvOS interface is slick ; Amazing for photos, especially Moments

No Dolby Atmos support

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

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 (theverge.com)

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 (stuff.tv)

Apple TV 4K review

 

Apple's little black box joins the 4K brigade with mostly great results

Excellent picture with 4K content ; Slick, speedy operation ; Great range of 4K films on iTunes

No YouTube 4K or Amazon (yet) ; Expensive ; Upscaling not always perfect

If you're a UHD movie addict, the new Apple TV 4K could be the (pricey) answer to your dreams

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (cnet.co.uk)

Apple TV 4K review

 

Now that it finally includes an app for Amazon video , Apple's 4K streaming box is the hands-down best product of its kind. But you should only buy one if you want a premium experience and are willing to pay for it.

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 offer Dolby Atmos audio. 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.

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Colour of product:Black

Memory

Internal Memory:3072

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Cables included:AC, Lightning
Handheld remote control:Y
Manual:Y

Performance

Frame rate:60
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Product colour:Black
Supported video modes:2160p

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
HDMI:Y
HDMI Version:2.0a
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Processor

Processor Manufacturer:Apple
Processor Model:A10X

Software

Audio formats supported:AAC,AIFF,HE-AAC,MP3,WAV
Image formats supported:GIF,JPG,TIF / HEIF,GIF,JPG,TIF
Video formats supported:H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG4

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:98
Height :35
Weight:425
Width:98