Apple has updated its Apple TV set-top box, adding a faster chip and HDR10+ support in the process.
The newly updated box looks and functions in the same way that other Apple streaming boxes have for some time, and it comes with tvOS 16 out of the box. According to Apple, the addition of an A15 Bionic chip, similar to the iPhone 14, makes this the fastest Apple TV to date. That should come in handy when playing the latest Apple Arcade games, and it should be faster than ever to start video streams from services like Apple TV+ and Netflix.
With the addition of HDR10+ support alongside the existing Dolby Vision, TV and movie viewers can expect improved detail and more vibrant colors, assuming their content and streaming app supports it.
According to Apple, the updated Apple TV 4K is available in two configurations, with 64GB or 128GB of storage depending on the model. Customers must first decide whether they require Ethernet or not — both versions include Wi-Fi as standard. Those who choose Wi-Fi will receive 64GB, while those who choose Ethernet will receive 128GB. Of course, the latest Siri Remote will be included. According to Apple’s press release, the Apple TV 4K can also serve as a hub for your smart home.
The most notable change, however, is the new price. When it goes on sale on Friday, November 4, the Apple TV 4K will now start at just $129. including Matter and Thread assistance.