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This year, Apple donated a 4K TV set-top box of some love, upgrading the interior and redesigning the accompanying Siri remote control. But that hasn’t changed the price, which means you’ll still pay at least $ 179 for it. However, Amazon has a new deal that costs almost $ 20 64 GB Apple TV 4K, lowering it to $ 180. Base, 32GB model it’s been on sale at $ 169 for a few weeks now, but this new deal basically allows you to get an additional warehouse model at the base price.
We consider Apple TV 4K from 2021 the best premium streaming box you can get, and it’s even more attractive if you live in Apple’s ecosystem. It runs on the A12 Bionic processor and supports Dolby Vision and HDR video at 60 fps, plus features like AirPlay 3 and screen mirroring. While navigating the tvOS interface is a hectic experience, most people are unlikely to notice a big difference in performance between old and new models.
What is really key to the new Apple TV 4K is a redesigned Siri remote control. We’re not saying the new remote is reason enough to upgrade if you’re happy with your current Apple TV, but it corrects many of the previous complaints we’ve had. The new Siri remote control is larger and easier to use, thanks in part to a redesigned steering pad that makes operating the gadget much smoother. The drop is also touch-sensitive, so you can easily switch between TV shows and movie options. We also found that Siri is even more useful on a device like Apple TV, because queries are usually more direct (“Play” Mandalorian“or” Show me some new horror movies “) than is the case when calling an assistant from an iPhone or iPad.
Speaking of Siri commands, you can also ask for an assistant on Apple TV 4K to show you video sources from your security cameras. The set-top box has a built-in HomeKit node, so you can connect various smart lights, locks and cameras to it. For example, video sources from cameras will be displayed on your TV in picture-in-picture mode, so they won’t completely interrupt the show you’re watching.
Apple TV 4K will be difficult for some because it is more expensive than competing streaming boxes ( Roku Ultra is only $ 100 and often sells for less), but those who spend most of their time with Apple products will find its benefits and integrations valuable. Plus, Apple is introducing itself spatial audio on tvOS later this year, which means you’ll be able to listen to full Dolby Atmos sound with Apple TV 4K when listening with AirPods Pro or AirPods Max.
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