Apple TV 4K Review (2021): New Features, New Distance
Apple has one large and dedicated fan base. If you look Original Apple TV +, there an iPhone that you use to listen Apple Music, and work with Apple’s vitality so you can track it in your Apple Watch, you might want to pop in for the second -generation Apple TV 4K to pull it off.
It has beautiful menus that are easy to navigate, an updated remote, and starred voice features. But if you’re not an Apple stan and just need a streaming device, there’s probably no value for money. In that case, there is many devices that work is almost over and much cheaper.
The latest Apple TV 4K-not to be confused with the company’s streaming service, the Apple TV +-does what every streaming device does. You use it to watch your favorite shows and movies from every major service available. If you’re firmly planted in Apple’s wall garden, you can also access Fitness +, Music, and Arcade directly on your TV. (If you have the latest 4K or HD Apple TV, you have access to them.)
Like all Apple hardware, the TV has some glorious standout features. If you’re looking at and missing a single line of dialogue, you can hold down the Siri button remotely and ask “What did they say?” The TV rewinds to start the last line of the person or people you specified, and it starts the captions and turns them off again afterwards. This is my favorite part that I didn’t know I needed.
You can also use your voice to open apps, play a movie or music, browse genres, or enter tedious things like passwords. TV finds your questions on all streaming services, which is a feature I also like the Chromecast on Google TV. You can search for specific titles, such as new American Terror Stories, and show you the Hulu title. You can also search by specific variety if you want something weird but you’re not sure what.
The main interface will not only allow you to browse through the streaming service but will also give you recommendations based on your history and what’s famous-a look I like about Google TV that you can’t find- an of a Roku. If you want the recommendations to be right for the whole family, however, you need to make a Apple ID for each of your family members.
You don’t there to subscribe to Apple TV +, but it recommends a ton of titles on that service, as well as all the other streaming apps whether you subscribe or not. I find this annoying, but it can gather you if you’re on the fence about subscribing to a specific service. If you haven’t tried the Apple TV + before, you can get a three -month trial with your purchase of the 4K TV.
If you’ve ever had an Apple TV 4K from 2017 and were happy to make it, you haven’t must to upgrade. However, the internal issues are improved here. If you have a new 4K TV, you can probably get out of this model.
The Apple A12 Bionic chip isn’t the company’s latest chip, but it boosts overall performance and I didn’t notice there was a finish while browsing or switching apps. It also supports high frame rate HDR up to 60 fps, which is great for most 4K TVs.