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Nicely integrated to other Apple electronics.
Pros: Access, quality and integration
Cons: Remote requires getting the feel for use
Own a 4K Ultra HD TV? The Apple TV 4K can deliver gorgeous images with all the clarity, brightness, and natural color it was meant to display. You'll enjoy Ultra High Definition video, including HDR (High Dynamic Range) content that goes a step beyond mere 4K. And the Apple TV 4K can output lifelike, high-resolution Dolby® Digital Plus surround sound to your compatible home theater system. And that's just the start.
The Siri Remote also has a cool Glass Touch interface, so you can swipe, scroll, navigate, rewind, and fast forward just as you would on your smartphone. The Siri Remote has both infrared (IR) and Bluetooth control. Via Bluetooth, your Apple TV 4K will pick up the remote commands no matter where you are in the room.
Comfortable using your iPhone® or iPad®? Download the Apple TV Remote app and control your Apple TV 4K directly from your device. The system also lets you control your HomeKit-enabled smart home devices through the Apple Home app. Swipe with your thumb as you view the menus on your TV.
Apple TV 4K offers a wealth of entertainment options. Select movies, TV shows and music from iTunes. Access free content from sites such as PBS and YouTube. Enjoy popular subscription services such as HBO NOW, Showtime, Netflix, and Hulu,
Like sports? NBA, NHL, and MLB apps can be accessed through your Apple TV 4K — including live games.
Enjoy over 40 million songs and music videos with a subscription to Apple Music. You can also play music from your iTunes library, and of course stream music from your iPhone or iPad. You can also choose from thousands of internet radio stations from around the world.
The Apple TV 4K supports multiple Dolby surround sound formats, including Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus 7.1, and Dolby Atmos for a truly immersive audio experience with your compatible audio/video system. The Apple TV automatically defaults to the best available format supported by your A/V setup and the content you're watching. (For Dolby Atmos, make sure to connect your Apple TV 4K directly to the HDMI input on your compatible home theater receiver or sound bar.)
Apple TV 4K has Apple AirPlay, so you can share content from your iPhone®, iPad®, iPod touch® or computer running iTunes®. AirPlay Mirroring lets you display your Apple portable device's screen on your big TV — great for sharing the latest viral videos and images with your family and friends.
When you update the firmware of your Apple TV to Apple's tvOS version 11.4 (or higher), the device becomes compatible with AirPlay 2, which will allow multi-room audio playback on compatible speakers.
Nicely integrated to other Apple electronics.
Jim, Dripping Spgs, TX
Average Customer Review(s):
Nicely integrated to other Apple electronics.
Pros: Access, quality and integration
Cons: Remote requires getting the feel for use
This is the second Apple TV 4K that I have purchased. All things being equal if I compare a streaming service through the Apple TV or playstation 4 the apple TV picture quality in many cases is sharper. The one small caveat is that Hulu still only broadcasts through the apple TV in stereo, in that case I use my playstation for 5.1. Audio for my home theater is very important. Also with my iPhone and iPad it is nice to mirror pictures and other video from my apple devices.
Pros: Excellent picture quality. Can airplay and mirror content from my mobile devices
Cons: Some streaming services have not as of yet streamed 5.1 to this device, where they do with other devices.
I could not download apps on my old apple tv and bought this one so that I could do that. Specifically, I wanted to download the Xfinity app so I could stream Xfinity in my basement without paying a monthly fee for a second cable box. I would have given 5 stars except for the fact that the Apple TV does not work with the Xfinity app. It works with Apple computers, iPads, iPhones, Rokus, Fire sticks and boxes etc. Just not the Apple TV! That is frustrating and ridiculous. So I thought I would just run the Xfinity streaming app on my iPhone and mirror it... DENIED! Nothing but error messages about how mirroring is not possible while running that one app. What gives?! So in the end I bought a Roku for downstairs and I am actually pretty happy with it. We are trying to decide now if it is worth it to keep this one for upstairs, or just return it.
Pros: It's fast and works really well (with the exception of the Xfinity streaming app) High quality product for sure Great picture and sound capabilities Mirroring functionality is awesome (although it is somehow disabled when streaming Xfinity on my iPhone).
Cons: DOES NOT WORK WITH THE XFINITY STREAMING APP. Costs more than 2X alternatives (ie. roku etc)
My third Apple TV. It just works.
In fairness, I don't know how much of this can be attributed to Apple TV as some of the issues may come from Hulu+live. I got this to replace Directv satellite with streaming using my 100 megabit connection. The Directv has a much better picture. Especially with motion. Also, you can't see the picture frames when fast forwarding Hulu's enhanced DVR, so you don't know where you are. I might think that was a problem with Hulu, but I can see the frames with the same setup on a secondary Roku TV that I have. The Apple TV is being returned.
Apple 4k is the way to go... really enjoying all the 4K available shows, beats the regular channels, more options.
I really like the Apple TV 4K. It's a great way to get UHD content utilizing Dolby Vision on my TV. The remote control took a little internet research time to begin with but pretty simple once you catch on. The real plus is that that it interfaces with your iPad or iPhone to enter passwords when opening apps for the first time. Anyway I was impressed!
Pros: Great content and picture
Cons: Remote takes getting used to
The nuts. Had ROKU on both sets. One failed after 2 weeks. Has the 1080 version of the Apple, but cheaper out buying the ROKU. Much slicker. One control for everything (except BluRay). Does not have some of the ROKU choices but use YouTube TV so have more than we can ever watch.
Super easy setup with existing Apple ecosystem.
Love the ease of use.
This unit is everything we expected, after owning an older Apple TV for several years. We're glad to have the opportunity to enjoy some 4K material now! Thanks Crutchfield -- and thanks for the use of the Reward Points!
Pros: Brings more 4K viewing into our home!
Cons: A bit pricey, but we expect this to be enjoyed over the course of many years.
Enjoying high quality streaming scaling to 4K Dolby Vision and Atmos... Browsing is really smooth as compared to other casting devices.
Pros: High quality 4K with Dolby Atmos and Vision
Cons: Nothing as of now
I upgraded from the Apple TV 3 when I bought a 4K TV. I was happy to see there was a lot of added flexibility with the App Store now included. I'm still getting used to the new remote style, but overall I think it is a more versatile design. It also seems to hold my log in information better than its predecessors. I used to have to log back into streaming Apps like HBOGO and Showtime Anytime if I had not used them in a week or so. So far I have not run into that. The Aerial screen saver is also pretty cool to look at. Make sure you upgrade your HDMI cables to optimize picture and sound quality. Apple recommends those stamped with Dolby Vision; however, these can be elusive to find. Belkin was the only brand I found that had the official certification. It's unlikely that it's completely necessary to have the official certification, but I went for it just to be safe. The cost of those cables is in line with competitors anyway.
Pros: App Flexibility, Setup
Cons: Finding Dolby Vision compatible HDMI cables.
An excellent streamer. To enjoy 4k movies and TV shows is really a blast.
Pros: 4k, HDR, Dolby Atmos sound
It's an Apple TV. What more is there to say. However, if you are not concerned with the Apple ecosystem you will find that the higher end TV's (in my case the high end Samsung) has the processing power that makes watching video applications (Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc) more convenient and just as pleasant as watching them on the Apple TV. Saves a step changing inputs and saves >$150 if you just opt to forego the Apple TV all together.
Pros: Provides lots of services without upgrading existing equipment. If the Apple ecosystem is a requirement then this is a requirement.
Cons: Absolutely despise the remote for the Apple TV. The touch sensitive feature is "cool" but it is so sensitive that I often stop/change my current playing show or service just by accidentally touching it when I pick up the remote. This gets frustrating. I would forego this device for a Roku any day for this reason alone. And I am an Apple guy.
product was received quickly and in perfect condition - gift's recipient said it worked great and loved the way it installed
It is the best streamer in the market with every single video platform you can think of and more. It is especially useful when you have Apple devices to use airplay with. Since the 2nd and 3rd generation the streaming capabilities have gotten more reliable and faster. I highly recommend to someone who wants the best of the best.
the Apple TV is perfect for watching 4K movies.
Pros: Good price for 4K movies
I purchased the Apple TV 4K to replace an out-of-date generation 2 one. While it's far beyond the old version as far as what it can do, I was disappointed at what Apple chose not include as part of its capabilities; such as, removing certain Radio apps, etc. But, I think I I may have solved that issue. If there's a downside to the Apple TV 4K, it's that the digital remote is much too sensitive to the touch.!
This is my second Apple TV. I was due for an upgrade since my first one was version 2. Great audio and video. This is an Apple household so I love having all music, files, available between all devices.
Pros: Dolby Atmos
Cons: None yet
Upgraded from Apple TV 3rd generation to get the NFL Sunday Ticket app. Watched my first game today, stream was basically flawless unlike my Amazon firestick. Setup was super easy using my iPhone 8 Plus. Picture quality on my 4K TV is fantastic. Touchpad on remote is a bit difficult to use, could be better. Would highly recommend for those who exclusively own Apple products.
Pros: Outstanding Picture Quality in 4K Ease of Setup
Cons: Price Remote Touch Pad
It is a great device. Remote is really slick. Interface is great. One helpful hint, is if you want 4k Dolby Vision all devices in between and including your TV need to support it.
Pros: Apple Music, TV, and apps are great.
Cons: Little tricky getting 4k set up, mainly because all components involved need to support it.
The remote doesn't work. I upgraded to the 4k version for Siri use and an upgraded remote. Currently Crutchfield is replacing. I'll see how that replacement works. High anticipation, unfortunately I have to wait.
Pros: 4K capabilities Seemless intergration with iPad Pro.
Cons: I have to wait to get full function.
Great streaming device. Much better than other brands I have used. Especially good for IPhone users but that is not a prerequisite of course.
Pros: All the apps Screen mirroring with IPhone Easy setup
Cons: Touchy remote, takes getting used to
I love it!
Apple TV works so well. It is easy to operate. When I put it to sleep, it turns off my surround sound system, as well as my cable TV box. Its apps are terrific. I had a difficult time getting the closed captions for Acorn TV on my Amazon firestick. No problem with Apple TV
The best apple TV. With the latest Dolby Atmos update it can provide great picture.
Best Apple TV so far in a long line of Apple TV 's. This one does basically everything with the ability to add apps thru an AppStore.
Pros: 4K streaming. ( some Netflix)
Very easy to set up, nice design, decent remote, intuitive operation.
Big improvements over the previous generation: all your streaming under one roof + 4k. What more could you want? Don't like the new remote? Your old one will work.
This was an upgrade for me from the Apple TV2. The flexibility is much greater (can add apps which I couldn't do before). The voice recognition works very well and I can also use my phone to enter searches. My only reservations are that 1) I miss the Radio app on the earlier Apple TV and 2) the touch pad on the remote is hard to use - it's always going where I don't intend it to go.
Pros: Flexibility Easy Set Up
Cons: Remote Touch Pad
good remote and east to use!
Work great nice and small
Setup really easy. Quick and painless connection to Netflix and Amazon Prime with full 5.1 surround sound though my home theater. Siri worked better than expected
Pros: everthing, but price
Cons: A bit pricey
Love the 4K in the ease of use besides that everything else is just like the previous model
Like the 4k upgrade from previous version. The new remote took a little getting used to but is overall easy to use. We prefer the Apple products to the other streaming g services so this was a nice upgrade.
Love the new 4K Apple TV . This selection was an upgrade to an older model. Installing it was a snap as it piggy backed to my iPhone or iPad settings. One draw back is the absence of a optical port as I would rather connect the device directly to my home theater unit. Regardless, went directly to the HDMI tv port and used another setting for the home theater sound.
Pros: Outstanding 4K picture with 4K content. Very easy setup.
Cons: Lack off an optical output port
Excellent video and audio... used mainly for Netflix and Amazon Prime but a great choice of apps.... set up is simple and for the most part intuitive... I have the optical out on tv going to Yamaha YSP sound bar producing crisp Dolby digital sound...
Pros: Great video and audio
Great product, and now with Siri, even better
The Apple TV is very fast and works flawlessly. I have it integrated into a home theater system using a Control 4 device to control inputs. The Apple TV remote takes a bit of time to get used to but once you do it makes it easy to both select movies or programs and to smoothly got backwards and forwards. In my system the Apple TV feeds into a Marantz amplifier which feeds the TV . I do not use the volume feature. The Siri voice command works very weel.
Pros: Control is easy to use once you get used to it.
Just awesome and fast, expensive but it responds so quickly and works so well with other Apple products
Pros: Fast Easily connects to Apple products 4K plus hdr
Cons: None, I love it
To me, it's offers the best in 4K options and in quality.
Took a few mins to get used to the controls, but once you get it down it's a phenomenal improvement. That being said we went from a prehistoric 2nd gen to this one.
Pros: Siri added to it and voice over for whatever you're hovering over if you activate it.
Cons: Very sensitive touch control so make sure you don't leave it in the bed with you otherwise even a pillow on top of it can set it off.
Much better than the order generations. The remote takes some getting used to, but is great once you get the hang of it. The 4K streaming is great.
If you're plugged into the Apple universe this 4K TV is the way to go. The main feature separating this from the competitors is the ability to Airplay. What I do not know is whether it can AirPlay a 4K recording.
I was really excited to get this Apple TV 4K unit hooked up but have had issues with the Ethernet LAN connection. My router keeps disconnecting not only the Apple TV but any other devices connected via LAN port. I have worked with both my router support and Apple support and they cannot figure out the problem. All this technology and no one seems to know how it all works. The WiFi connection works fine except the streaming throughput is lower than what I would get through my Ethernet port. Really disappointed with Apple support as they claim it is my router when I know for a fact that my router works just fine.
Pros: Great audio and video performance.
Cons: Ethernet LAN connection does not work at least not with my router.
What a great purchase. Stock was depleted due to the Christmas rush but the wait was worth it. I had a little trouble with the setup but the Crutchfield tech support was Wonderful. In addition to great prices and speedy delivery, the Crutchfield tech support is such a plus.
Pros: Good price, easy setup, great Crutchfield tech support
It does everything I want it to do. The quality is great. It's worth the extra money.
Works well and usual Apple friendly.
Pros: Apple friendly
Impressive functionality. Looks great on my new OLED tv. Easy to use interface. Can't wait to see everything I can do with this device. Great upgrade compared to older models of the AppleTV. I enjoy pushing content from my iPhone or iPad to the display with two clicks.
Great device. Easy to use and picture quality is fantastic.
Pros: Great picture quality Easy to use
Cons: none yet
Great new version of this product!
Pros: Great picture, easy to use
First, the Apple 4K provides an excellent picture and decent intreface. It's main advantage for me is that it fits in with my other Apple products. Near field setup from my iPhone is convenient. Apple overreached with it's controller. It's fragile, the trackpad is small and it's frustrating to grab the wrong end in the dark. I have had unwanted actions just picking it up. My advice to Apple is to quit showing off and don't loose site of your mantra: "It just works". It may work better in younger hands but it's not older adult friendly.
Pros: Interface works well if you are into Apple
Cons: Controller is very frustrating to use. Don't drop it.
Once i got used to the remote, I really am impressed with this product. Didn't really need it because i have a Samsung JS8500 tv with smarthub. But after setting up all the apps, takes a while, need a computer or smartphone to activate almost every channel app. After that annoyance, i really enjoy the picture quality, the quickness of launching apps, and switching apps. The way Apple TV puts everything you watch on one screen, need to watch about 20 things to really appreciate it. Its all there on one screen! I was looking for something to do that and Apple did it beautifully! The remote is modern and classy looking. Very sensitive, cats are always laying on it and pausing our shows.
Very timely and easy purchase.
Interface is smooth & usability is seemless. Surprisingly better than the previous versions. Really like that the user can control which apps are downloaded.
It's a decent device but it could be better.
Great product. I've used most of the other streaming devices and the Apple interface is definitely the user friendly.
Great product with an excellent picture! I would highly recommend to many of my friends and family.
Easily the premium streaming device on the market today. Has the best user interface to use Netflix, Prime Video, etc.
The last gen Apple TV should have been 4K as when it was released Roku already had a 4K unit BUT Apple have made up for this with the policy of if you already own a movie that is now available in 4K you get the upgrade to 4K at no additional charge, that is outstanding. Picture quality is great whats more you can now get Vudu and Amazon app so you can watch them on your new Apple TV! Movie Anywhere is great! Apple seem to have done a great deal in bringing the price of 4K content down and that content is getting better every week. I wish the Ethernet was gigabit just because.... but the only problem I have with that is it seems to take a while to wake up from sleep. The device wakes up but it is several seconds before the network come up. ATMOS would also have been nice. I don't use the remote as I have Harmony. One problem I have is that HDR does not seem to work going though my Yamaha receiver, not sure yet it that is on Yamaha or Apple but it appears to be a similar problem for other reviewers...
Pros: FREE upgrade for already owned movies purchased in HD
Cons: No ATMOS Seems to take a second to wake up the network HDR pass through not working with my Yamaha receiver
I bought this unit for my mom who was looking for specific content from a different country. The unit was installed the day after Christmas and the Apple servers must have been seriously over taxed, as 3/4's of the apps we tried to download failed. I found the interface for the Apple TV less intuitive and the remote is completely over engineered - uncomfortable in the hand and more complex to use compared to the Roku. Seriously, was a rechargeable battery and a lightning connector necessary for a remote? I wouldn't recommend this at half the price.
Pros: Siri HDR
Cons: Poor UI Weak Remote Overpriced App server download issues Largish form-factor compared to other brands
Upgraded my old (1st Generation) Apple TV. Wow, what an improvement! The user interface is typical Apple - EASY! Picture quality is outstanding as well as the ease of projecting other Apple products onto the TV. I love this new APPLE TV 4K.
Very easy to set up and use. The 4k content on Netflix (via the app) is terrific. Highly recommended.
Pros: Picture quality. Ease of us.
Works as expected. Good improvement over prior models.
Unfortunately the HDR passthrough bug is still happening as of December. I opened a ticket with Apple support and they are simply denying it. I have a Yamaha RX-A3070 and have this exact same problem, it will not pass an HDR signal if connected through the receiver. I have no issues getting the receiver to passthrough an HDR signal to the TV using other devices except for the Apple TV. It blows my mind to receive the quality of support I got from a company like Apple, this is simply burying their heads in the sand, there are plenty of similar reports out in the internet, a simple Google would reveal it from all kinds of receivers, Yamaha, Denon, Marantz, etc. I really wish I never bought this.
Cons: What is the point of getting a latest gen device if it does not support HDR passthrough.
Outstanding! Apple and iTunes have won be back. The collaboration of Movies Anywhere and Apple TV is a match made in heaven. Now almost all my movies are in iTunes regardless of whether I got them at Vudu, or Google. In addition to that Apple is upgrading any previous bought movies to the 4k for no additional cost. Now I have 60-70 4k digital movies without having had to repurchase them. The device works like a champ and the free 4k upgrade has me purchasing many more movies than I would have in the past. Just this week Apple updated my HD copies that I owned of the Batman Trilogy to 4k with Dolby Vision for no cost. This feature of this product has made it one of my favorite products of the year.
Pros: Free 4k movie upgrades from Apple if you own a lot of movies.
Cons: More costly that the competitors but totally worth it in my opinion.
Set up great, adds sound and on/off from remote. App for iPhone works well.
Pros: Set up great, adds sound and on/off from remote. App for iPhone works well.
I am an apple tech fan. Our iTunes library pretty much makes these obligatory in our home but, that said...Apple did a lot right with these next gen models.
Pros: Seamless access to iTunes library and other streaming services. Love it!
Cons: Setup with another Apple device requires very close proximity. Like within two inches. A bit awkward if already installed behind a wall-mounted TV. Configure / setup before installing like this.
Arrived very quickly. Hooked it up downloaded the new amazon app but haven't used it as of now.
Pros: Arrived very quickly. Hooked it up downloaded the new amazon app but haven't used it as of now.
Cons: None as of yet
The microphone on the remote works great!!!
Hooked up thru receiver then to TV to take advantage of surround sound. Apple TV has low quality sound that shuts off receiver if turned up loud. Waste of money and poor technology if you can't wstch content, including iTunes videos greater than 50% volume. Don't buy if your looking for sound quality better than your TV. Very disappointed at Apple for such low quality electronics.
Pros: Watch your iTunes content on TV
Cons: Can't turn up volume past 50% without unit shutting off.
Love the 4k. Worth the $
The Apple TV 4k is great! Easy to setup and easy to use! I really like how Siri is integrated into the device. Makes searching, typing, and playing media fast. As you can expect, the picture is amazing! I highly recommend purchasing or upgrading your existing Apple TV!
Pros: Easy to use. Cool new functionality. Great 4k
Cons: If you have your Apple TV setup through a receiver, you have to make sure your receiver is 4k compatible. Otherwise you will only get HD or whatever your receiver supports.
Great picture easy set up set up itself
Pros: Set itself up 4K
If you previously owned an earlier version (3rd Gen in my case), the 4K is a no brainer, but be prepared for a bit of re-learning. Set up was a snap, though I still haven't re-gained access to many of the channels that were easily reached on the home screen of the 3G. That said, being able to view 4K source material finally makes my earlier upgrade to a 4K capable TV (Vizio) and receiver (Yamaha) worth the investment. My cable company won't be happy - switching over to internet source access, even with the cost of the faster download tier, will be saving me better than $70 a month, even with adding Netflix to the mix. BTW, if you've previously bought content from iTunes that is now available as 4K, Apple provides a free upgrade.
Pros: Flexibility of the new tvOS, quality of the picture, even when upsampling lower res source material.
Cons: Time spent learning that tvOS. Some glitches when connecting to my music collection, especially if the computer it resides on is sleeping.
This unit makes access to 4K videos sooo much easier. I almost never use my old DVR box now.
Best streaming experience. Gorgeous and mesmerizing screen savers. Great results with iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, and DirectvNOW. Interestingly enough, my Yamaha (TSR-7810) remote works as a remote for the Apple TV (via HDMI-CEC I guess)! And iCloud Home Screen Sync keeps my home screens synchronized over all three Apple TVs. Overall, I think Apple TV is an excellent purchase. Definitely my favorite streaming device. No more cable bills. Great App selection. Automatic App updates. Smooth, responsive interface. Doesn't glitch like many of the cheaper streamers I have tried.
Pros: Well supported with regular software updates
Cons: No optical out for older receivers.
Excellent product. Multifaceted uses..
Pros: Works as advertised. Best streamer availability
Great product, works as described with no glitches at all. A best buy in my opinion. Would purchase another one in a minute if I had to!
Pros: Everything works
Cons: None so far for me
Excellent as advertised. Amazing picture and very fast. Interface has improved also. Highly recommended
If your like me and have already invested in a Apple Movie(s) library, you will like it. If your just looking for a streaming media player, there are other boxes that have more features and are just as fast.
Pros: What I expected, good 1080p up conversion, fast streaming. I have bought lots of movies with Apple so this was a natural progression for my library. Apple does not charge any extra for the 4k/UHD movies!
Cons: Pricey I had to hard reboot the box twice time already. Basic Apps, Apple needs to add more. 4K/UHD movie selection is weak right now, hopefully the next few months (year) Apple will be adding more selection.
This is a huge upgrade and improvement from my previous 3rd gen Apple TV. I love its performance it is much more snappier in responsiveness than the older model. The newer iOS for the Apple TV is much improved over the older version I was stuck with on the gun 3 device. I received it from Crutchfield very quickly the service was amazing.
Pros: Fast processor, great GUI, ability to use iOS apps for gaming or productivity.
Cons: None so far!
Apple TV 4K: With Apple TV 4K, you can stream movies, TV shows, music, and games from iTunes and other online services via your home's WiFi network to your HDMI-connected TV. Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and shows in amazing 4K HDR quality on a HDMI-connected Ultra-HD TV. You also get access to your own personal music, video, & photo collection on your Apple iOS device and iCloud account for playback on your TV.
TV Shows & Movie Apps (in 4K HDR): The new Apple TV 4K features a built-in App Store making it more entertaining than ever. Through apps, Apple TV 4K gives you access to the most riveting entertainment content. Apps like Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes have full catalogs of hit movies and TV shows. HBO NOW and SHOWTIME bring you Hollywood blockbusters and original series.
- To stream content in 4K from iTunes, Netflix, or another source, Apple recommends that customers have a minimum connection speed of 25Mbs. If an internet connection isn't fast enough for transferring 4K content, Apple will downscale the video quality.
- 4K content limited to streaming; Apple does not allow users to download 4K content from iTunes.
- Apple TV 4K does not support the VP9 format, which means it does not support YouTube in 4K.
Music & Radio: Apple TV 4K gives you access to Apple Music and your My Music Library.
News & Sports Apps: Apple TV 4K offers the live content you care about most, including news and sports. You'll find your favorite sports from apps like NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB, plus ESPN. You also get late-breaking news from apps such as Bloomberg and CNN.
Videos & Photos: Apple TV 4K lets you use your "My Photo Stream" and "iCloud Photo Sharing" to view the photos and videos shared from your iCloud account on your connected television. You can choose to view your photo albums as a slideshow with Apple TV 4K. The "Memories" feature automatically creates collections of your best photos and videos, and Apple TV lets you see them in 4K. If you create Live Photo loops or bounces on your iPhone, you can share those on the big screen, too. You can even use one of your photos as the Apple TV 4K screensaver.
Gaming: The same Siri remote you use to watch Apple TV 4K can also be used to play video gaming apps that are available on Apple TV 4K. The Siri Remote doubles as a dynamic game controller, with the Touch surface acting as a virtual directional pad. It even has a built-in accelerometer and gyroscope. The new Apple TV also supports MFi-based controllers (sold separately) that let you run, jump, shoot, kick, throw, & punch.
Storage Management: Apple TV 4K streams video and music, but it stores apps locally. The more apps you download to Apple TV 4K, the more storage is used up. At some point you may get a warning that you're running out of disk space. If so, you can remove apps to free up space.
Customizable Home Screen: The top row of the Home screen is a great place for your favorite apps. When you highlight an app in the top row, you get shortcuts that can take you to content without opening the app first. You can decide which apps appear in the top row, arrange them in the order you prefer, and delete apps from the App Store that appear on the Home screen. You can also change the appearance of backgrounds and menus between light and dark.
Cinematic Screen Savers: When you're not actively using Apple TV, it displays aerial HD videos of stunning locations around the world on your TV screen. Shot specifically for Apple TV 4K, these dreamy landscapes drift across your TV, turning your big screen into a mesmerizing work of art.
Accessibility: A variety of accessibility features help you get the most out of your new Apple TV. If you are blind, have low vision, or are deaf or hard of hearing, you can easily find and enjoy your favorite entertainment. These accessibility features include VoiceOver, Zoom, Bold Text, Increase Contrast, Reduce Motion, Closed Caption & SDH Support, and Accessibility Shortcut.
Auto On & Sleep: Apple TV 4K is ready for you to watch at any time, and automatically goes to sleep after a preset period of inactivity.
Wired & Wireless Network Connectivity: Apple TV 4K offers both wired (Ethernet) and wireless (WiFi) network connectivity. It is equipped with an Ethernet (RJ-45) port which supports a 10/100BASE-T Ethernet wired network. It also features built-in simultaneous dual-band (2.4GHz/5GHz) WiFi (802.11ac) with MIMO that supports a wireless WiFi network.
Note: You can transfer your WiFi network and password and Apple ID account information automatically to Apple TV 4K from your Apple iPod touch/iPhone/iPad with iOS 9.1 or later.
HDMI 2.0a: Apple TV 4K is outfitted with an HDMI 2.0a output to connect to your Ultra HD TV & home entertainment system. The App TV's HDMI output supports up to 4K/60Hz video, HDR video (including HDR10 & Dolby Vision), as well as 7.1 multi-channel audio (including Dolby Digital Plus).
Note: Some soundbars and AV receivers support Dolby Atmos, but don't support video formats like HDR10 and Dolby Vision. In this case, you can either plug your Apple TV 4K into the soundbar or AV receiver to play sound in Dolby Atmos. Or you can plug your Apple TV 4K into your television to watch video in HDR and Dolby Vision. To do both, you need a television or an AV receiver or soundbar that supports both Dolby Atmos and 4K/HDR video formats. Apple TV 4K uses a high bandwidth form of Dolby Atmos that doesn't work over ARC connections.
AirPlay 2 & Mirroring: The latest 11.4 iOS software update allows Apple TV 4K to support AirPlay 2, an advanced and easy-to-use wireless multiroom audio platform. While listening to your music from Apple TV 4K or other AirPlay 2 certified device (like the Apple HomePod), it's as easy as selecting or unselecting where your music is playing in the Control Center of your iOS device or within a compatible music app. You'll also be able to ask Siri to play music in any room, group rooms, or play music in every room. Plus with AirPlay Mirroring, you can display the screen of your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or Mac on your TV.
Home Sharing: Apple TV 4K lets you access your iTunes account on your Windows PC or Mac, so you can watch & listen to content saved in your iTunes library on your computer from your connected television & home entertainment system.
Bluetooth 5.0: With built-in Bluetooth 5.0, you can connect a Bluetooth device to the Apple TV 4K - such as an MFi-certified (made for iPod touch/iPhone/iPad) game controller, Bluetooth headphones, wireless keyboard, and other Bluetooth-enabled accessories.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Apple TV 4K operates off of standard household current using its internal power supply and detachable AC power cord.
Siri Remote: The new Siri remote offers both voice & touch-surface control which makes finding what you want to watch on TV fun & fast. Thanks to Bluetooth, you don't even have to worry about where you point the remote; the new Apple TV will pick up your commands from anywhere in the room.
Note: The Siri Remote has a rechargeable battery inside. With typical usage, you'll need to charge it a few times a year. An alert appears on the TV screen when the remote battery is running low. Connect one end of the included Lightning-to-USB cable to the Lightning port on the bottom of the Siri Remote, and then connect the other end to a computer's USB port or to a 3rd party USB/AC power adapter (sold separately).
Find Apps: The App Store lets you browse, purchase, and download apps to the Apple TV 4K. Browse a great selection of apps chosen by the App Store (Featured), browse the top items in the App Store (Top Charts), Browse apps by category the top items in the App Store (Categories), and see the apps you've purchased on the App Store; including purchases made on other iOS devices that have a shared Apple TV version of the app, as well as purchases by Family Sharing members (Purchase).
Browse TV & Movies: "Watch Now" includes TV shows and movies you have access to from free services, services you've subscribed to, and your iTunes purchases and rentals. "Library" includes your iTunes purchases and rentals, organized by category. "Store" lets you explore great new content across channels and services you haven't yet subscribed to, as well as the latest releases on iTunes (browse featured movies, TV shows, or content apps). Use "Search" to find TV shows and movies by title, cast, or crew.
Apple Music Playback: On the "Now Playing screen", you can quickly navigate to other songs in an album or playlist, or select more options. "Library" includes any Apple Music content and playlists you added, iTunes purchases and playlists you created, and music you make available through iTunes Match. The "For You" feature suggests curated playlists and albums, based on your specific tastes. The "Browse" function showcases the best recommendations from music experts. "Radio: offers the always-on Beats 1, featuring top DJs playing today's best music, as well as a collection of stations based on different genres; stations created by experts provide a great way to explore and enjoy new music - you can also create your own custom stations, based on your pick of artist, song, or genre. You can search Apple Music content by song, album, playlist, artist, curator, music video, activity, radio station, or genre. Or, use Siri to search music.
Apple TV App: The Apple TV app lets you browse content from over 60 video services without switching from one app to the next. You'll find movies, shows, and handpicked recommendations. The Apple TV app is already on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV and works seamlessly across them all. So if you stop watching in one place, you can start again later on a different device.
Note: If you're running a version of iOS prior to iOS 11, download the Apple TV Remote app from the App Store on your iOS device, and make sure your Apple TV, iOS device, and the Apple TV Remote app are updated to the latest software version and connected to the same WiFi network.
Smart Home Control via Home App (HomeKit Compatible): Apple TV 4K lets you use your iOS device to control HomeKit-enabled smart home accessories remotely with the Home app. No matter which compatible accessories you choose, the Home app makes it easy to set up and control all of them, all from one place. Over 50 brands worldwide are committed to providing accessories that are compatible with the HomeKit framework, and the number available is growing every day. And each of these accessories is reviewed and approved by Apple to help ensure your security when you use it.
Video Formats: H.264, HEVC, & MPEG-4
Audio Formats: HE-AAC (V1), AAC (up to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV; AC-3 (Dolby Digital 5.1) and E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound)
Photo Formats: HEIF, JPEG, GIF, and TIFF
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The Apple TV 4K had the best reviews of all the systems out. Plus if you have any apple products it is easy to adapt. [ Frank Dec 29, 2018 ]
I have two and needed one more [ WILLIAM Dec 18, 2018 ]
Daughter asked for it [ Jessie Dec 09, 2018 ]
Upgrade to 4k model [ Andre Nov 20, 2018 ]
I'm part of the Apple ecosystem and it works well. [ M Nov 12, 2018 ]
Switching from Comcast Cable TV to DirecTV Now and Apple TV offered the best streaming options. [ Christopher Oct 24, 2018 ]
I have all Apple products and they integrate well with my phone. [ A Sep 17, 2018 ]
Currently have 2 as well as two Ultra Roku. The 4K availability in iTunes is much better than Vud and now with Dolby Atmos. The Apple TV is unstoppable. [ T Aug 28, 2018 ]
For its HDR and Dolby Vision features. [ Jean Aug 08, 2018 ]
It got good reviews and I needed something to watch direct tv now with on a tv that wasn't "smart" [ Adam Apr 26, 2018 ]
Have a 4K TV...just bought a 4K receiver [ Alan Apr 15, 2018 ]
4k [ MARK S Apr 06, 2018 ]
To watch 4k movies!!! [ LEROY DANIEL Mar 29, 2018 ]
Experience with previous Apple TVs. Streaming app quality and selection. [ Russ Feb 20, 2018 ]
to use with my new 4k tv. [ Allan R. Feb 09, 2018 ]
I have many Apple products and all of them work together seamlessly. I bought my 65 inch Sony XBR 4K tv from Crutchfield and I can't wait to add this to my home theater setup. [ Karry Jan 23, 2018 ]
quality [ James Jan 17, 2018 ]
Love Apple TV and wanted to get the new version for my new Samsung 4K TV (from Crutchfield!) [ Eric Jan 12, 2018 ]
Its apple product which means it works, works well and is common sense oriented. [ Paul Jan 08, 2018 ]
already have one and love the Apple 4K [ Dennis Jan 02, 2018 ]
I have the Apple TV 4th Generation and love it but I recently bought a 4K LG OLED TV (from Crutchfield, by the way), and wanted to get the most out of 4K experience! Super impressed with Crutchfield's customer service and support. They've never let me down. [ MIKE Dec 30, 2017 ]
Bought a 4K TV [ Andrew Dec 26, 2017 ]
Streaming music, watching podcast, Netflix 4K [ Wil Dec 17, 2017 ]
Friend's advice [ Wm Dec 13, 2017 ]
Has Dolby Atmos, HDR vision and Apple free upgrade from HDX to UHD [ T Dec 13, 2017 ]
Bought as a gift. I love mine. You do not charge tax in NM [ Don Dec 07, 2017 ]
Quality build and quality interface plus my family and graphic designer wife is ALL Apple for last 20+ years! [ JIM Dec 03, 2017 ]
I'm a current Apple TV (gen 3) user and am upgrading. I don't anticipate a need for the 64GB model. [ Q Dec 02, 2017 ]
Choose it for a gift. It was on the list. [ LUKE Nov 29, 2017 ]
gift [ Maria Nov 28, 2017 ]
For the 4K streaming and my continued indoctrination in to the Apple ecosystem. [ DJ Patrick Nov 27, 2017 ]
recommendation from a friend. We are upgrading from an earlier generation [ KATHLENE Nov 18, 2017 ]
I love Apple products and the Apple TV has a great user interface and a great picture quality. [ Rishi K. Nov 18, 2017 ]
Article in Mac|life magazine and I have a 65" Sony TV that supports 4K [ Paul Nov 17, 2017 ]
because 64GB wasn't available [ Satya Nov 14, 2017 ]
I'm getting a new 4K tv, and I'm already in the Apple ecosystem. All of the movies I already own will be upgraded to 4K streaming by Apple for free. [ Tony Nov 12, 2017 ]
4k streaming [ J Nov 08, 2017 ]
I chose Apple TV 4k 32 GB because I want to be able to view photos that are on my computer from my vacation on my TV wirelessly. I also want to be able to view movies from my computer on my TV wirelessly. [ Bill Nov 03, 2017 ]
I am upgrading from the Apple TV 3rd gen. Plus my usual website for buying electronics did not have it in stock and was closed on a Saturday for a religious holiday and prevented me from even ordering it if they did have it in stock. They lost out on a buy today, this is definitely Crutchfield's gain. [ Kevin Oct 07, 2017 ]
Will enable me to stop paying for television from my cable provider. [ Art Feb 17, 2019 ]
A apple Technician Suggested it for me [ L Feb 09, 2019 ]
Replacing old Apple TV [ Kevin Jan 21, 2019 ]
4k [ Charles Dec 29, 2018 ]
Best Way To Watch TV [ Karen Dec 26, 2018 ]
Because I cut the cord and stream Directv Now [ Luis Dec 13, 2018 ]
Previously bought one and experience is great. Apple makes it user friendly unlike other brands!! [ GILBERTO Dec 09, 2018 ]
Nice product [ R Dec 04, 2018 ]
upgrade to be compatible with new 4k TV [ Tyler Nov 29, 2018 ]
4K and Dolby Atmos [ Pedro C. Pagan Nov 26, 2018 ]
Recently purchased a 4K TV, and I own the previous generation Apple TV. I understand that Apple TV offers great access to 4K content and does a nice job of delivering it. [ Thomas Nov 23, 2018 ]
Great device...I have 2 already. [ Joseph Nov 21, 2018 ]
for 4K & Dolby Vision streaming [ Nitin Nov 16, 2018 ]
Already have a existing gen 4 Apple TV, just adding an update 4K version. [ Stanley Nov 04, 2018 ]
Upgrading older Apple TV model (pre-32/64GB storage). [ S Oct 30, 2018 ]
Just purchased a new 4K tv with Bose surround sound system. Installer recommended this as a great way to stream 4K movies [ Jennifer Oct 27, 2018 ]
Upgrade existing device which will be used in secondary room. [ JAMES Oct 26, 2018 ]
It's an Apple TV, what else is there to say.... [ GREG Oct 22, 2018 ]
I bought this because I have a 4K TV and I want to stream content in 4K. [ James Oct 04, 2018 ]
To stream shows via the internet and get away from cable [ Tom Sep 26, 2018 ]
Additional [ S Aug 11, 2018 ]
they are the best if you have everything apple [ SARITA Aug 10, 2018 ]
Video streaming [ John Jun 29, 2018 ]
I am getting rid of Directv. Want the higher resolution where available, such as on Netflix and HBO, Prime. TV world has really changed. Directv Now offers this device for "free" with 90 days of service, but I don't need their channels. Just need CNN, MSNBC and Sports. And lots of music. [ Scott Jun 23, 2018 ]
I have one already on my Sony 65 inch. I wanted another one for my Samsung 65. The new 4K Apple TV is great. [ rowell Jun 04, 2018 ]
I want to limit the charges I repeatedly see increasing on my freaking Direct TV bill!! [ JEFFREY G Jun 04, 2018 ]
Previous experience with earlier versions of this product. [ Eric B. May 18, 2018 ]
great product ,streaming with apple tv is fast , the processor performs with out a flaw, and is user friendly [ Arthur May 18, 2018 ]
Dolby vision capable [ Dariam Apr 09, 2018 ]
"I like to watch TV" [ JF Mar 17, 2018 ]
Looking for the Best way to watch 4k material on my tv [ justin Feb 27, 2018 ]
Have older unit, very satisfied and wanted to upgrade. [ JOHN J Feb 27, 2018 ]
Love apple products [ Edwin Feb 20, 2018 ]
quality is far superior to similar devices [ Shane Feb 11, 2018 ]
I wanted 4K content streaming with my new 4K tv and receiver. [ M Feb 11, 2018 ]
Enjoy streaming, have many Apple products, great reviews and a new 4K UHD Tv purchased from you. [ HARPER A Dec 13, 2017 ]
Gift [ Gary Dec 13, 2017 ]
Great Reviews [ Joseph Nov 12, 2017 ]
I like Apple products! [ HAIBO Nov 12, 2017 ]
Free upgrade of all movies to 4K with HDR! [ David Nov 11, 2017 ]
Local retailers didn't have this item in stock. [ Brian Nov 11, 2017 ]
It's got the NEW A10X processor Very fast, just like the new Mac Pro laptop! [ Larry Nov 07, 2017 ]
To watch directv Now [ David Nov 07, 2017 ]
Mostly the 4K feature, plus Apple upgrading my old movies to 4K [ Antonio Nov 07, 2017 ]
for the 4k content [ Douglas Nov 07, 2017 ]
connectivity [ Sean Nov 07, 2017 ]
Great range of Apps and HDR support. [ DANIEL Oct 10, 2017 ]
4k output [ David Oct 09, 2017 ]
Hi I don't have a Samsung TV, I have an older Panasonic TV and my TV works fine with the new Apple TV [ JEFFREY Mar 26, 2018 ]
Sorry, I do not know. [ KENNETH Mar 07, 2018 ]
I do not know. I have mine setup directly to a 4K TV. I suggest that you contact Oppo directly. Regards, Jim Hall [ James Mar 06, 2018 ]
Yes, Playstation Vue ia available through the App Store on the Apple TV 4K There are many other apps available like Netflix, YouTube, etc. It is similar to the app store for the iPhone and iPad. Hope this helps. [ SAMUEL Nov 07, 2017 ]
Yes, PlayStation Vue is available on Apple TV. Try Googling, for example, Playstation Vue on Apple TV, etc. to find the Apps you are looking for. Obviously, if you have an Apple TV, use the App Store instead. [ DANIEL Nov 07, 2017 ]
It is a service port to flash the program at the factory, no use for the user. [ David Sep 06, 2018 ]
It's a lightning cable to charge the remote. [ James Sep 05, 2018 ]
This to charge the battery of the remote control. [ Leonardo Sep 05, 2018 ]
The included USB lightning cable is used to recharge the remote. [ DANIEL Sep 05, 2018 ]
The usb cable is for recharging the remote control unit. It has nothing to do with the ApplevTV box itself. [ Steven Sep 05, 2018 ]
Sorry, but I really don't know. I run my Oppo strictly as an input device to my Dennon receiver/processor. [ CHARLES J Mar 08, 2018 ]
Not sure what the point of this is, why would you want your Apple TV to be run through a player in the first place? Anyway, the Apple TV only has 1 HDMI out so that is the only connection you will get. [ Gustavo Mar 07, 2018 ]
Not if you want to watch in 4k [ Ron Mar 07, 2018 ]
Any of the models we offer that support 4K and HDCP 2.2 will pair well with the AppleTV 4K: https://www.crutchfield.com/g_10420/Home-Theater-Receivers.html?&pg=1#&nvpair=FFHDCP_2.2_for_4K_Video|Yes For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan Oct 16, 2017 ] Staff