What people are saying about the next-gen Apple TV

23 September, 2017, 01:48 | Author: Darren Santiago
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Through the new tvOS update, Canadians now get access to the Apple TV app-one of a seven countries this is rolling out to outside of the United States.

But, because it's Apple, this 4K version has its own particular flair. As for the Apple TV 4K itself, that's priced at $179 for the 32GB model, and is available in stores from today.

According to the guys over at MacRumors, the new 4K movies and TV shows are for streaming only, you will not be able to download the 4K content to your devices. My next TV will likely have 4K, but my 4-year-old Vizio HD TV still works fine (though I'm sure I just jinxed it). Taking everything into consideration, the publication concludes that "Apple TV 4K is a worthwhile upgrade that makes plenty of sense".

Netflix has now added HDR support for Apple's iPhone X and iPad Pro. Aside from being able to watch shows, such as American Gods and Man in the High Castle, on your swanky new phone, Amazon Prime Video has the optional, Kindle-inspired "x-ray" feature that will tell you which actors are in the scene you're now watching - including blink-and you'll-miss-'em bit players - and even point out continuity gaffes and the like.

So Apple's decision to treat 4K and HD the same is a good one. "An "Apple person" with a nice TV and a yen for improved image quality".

"Outside of gaming consoles, custom-built home theater PCs, and the extremely niche Nvidia Shield, the Apple TV 4K is the most powerful mainstream box you can stick under your TV", he wrote. "Aside from that tweak, though, the new model won't win over people who didn't like the last version". Your other Apple devices will play the higher-quality version if they're compatible.

Apple's 4K set-top box is now available for purchase.

In his review, Carnoy noted that while the Apple TV 4K has some nice features, many televisions featuring 4K resolution "have perfectly good on-board apps", like the Apple TV 4K.


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