Apple updates Apple TV with 4K HDR starting at $179

By David Matthews ยท 7 replies
Sep 12, 2017
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  1. The moment is finally here as Apple took to the stage to announce its yearly updates to its products. As expected through various rumors, Apple has announced a 4K HDR capable Apple TV.

    The new Apple TV will be powered by the A10X Fusion chip, the same as in the iPad Pro. Apple claims it's twice as fast as the current Apple TV with graphics that are four times as fast. The addition of 3GB of RAM will allow for a smooth 4K picture at 60 frames per second. That extra power also makes the Apple TV a capable gaming console as well. ThatGameCompany, the developer of Journey, is creating a new online multiplayer game called Sky exclusively for the Apple TV.

    One of the surprise announcements was that 4K movies and TV shows will be the same price as current HD content. Previous reports regarding the new Apple TV said that Apple was having trouble convincing content providers to price 4K media the same as regular HD. As an added bonus, any HD content that was previously purchased by the customer will get an automatic upgrade to the 4K HDR version at no extra cost.

    The new Apple TV will also include live sports from providers such as ESPN. There will be a separate sports tab that contains content on sports that changes depending which sports are in season. Users will be able to get notifications on their favorite teams with suggestions being shown on the Watch Now section.

    The latest Apple TV will be available on September 22 for $179 with 32GB of internal storage or $199 with 64GB. Pre-orders start September 15.

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,279

    Thankfully that service doesn't exist here and hopefully never will.
  3. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,053   +1,366

  4. MonkeyBoyX8000

    MonkeyBoyX8000 TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I'm having a hard time understanding the use of this device since every 4k TV I've ever seen is also a smart TV with all the apps. You could simply screen mirror from your IOS library if that was the deal breaker.
  5. ZackL04

    ZackL04 TS Maniac Posts: 350   +161

    Yep, but screen mirroring doesnt have the picture quality that a stand alone device can deliver
  6. dirtyferret

    dirtyferret TS Guru Posts: 426   +448

    ESPN!, wow only Sony, DirecTV, sling, YouTube, offer that on Amazon, Roku, and Andriod devices costing half that amount.
  7. Edito

    Edito TS Booster Posts: 78   +19

    Every smart tv I ever used can do better than this...

    I have an Apple TV 3 I was gifted unfortunately it is the worst gadget I ever used in my life...
  8. bandit8623

    bandit8623 TS Booster Posts: 116   +23

    So basically the nvidia sheild is still more powerful and has been out for 2 more years. it also does 4k and hdr.

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