The latest Apple Tv is finally out on the market. Even though it may look the same as the previous models released a couple of years ago, the internal parts of the device have been massively upgraded. The Apple TV is capable of delivering 4K videos. 4K videos deliver four times as many pixels as 1080p HD, which means that the videos will look sharper on larger screens. The biggest problem with 4K videos at present is that it requires more data to stream. The company recommends an internet connection that offers 25 Mbps download speed to fully enjoy the 4K features of the new device.

Device’ lacking features

According to a report from The Verge, the device does not support the highest-quality audio-visual standards yet.

The Apple TV 4K is not compatible with Dolby Atmos surround sound format, which is a must-have for modern home theaters. It also does not support YouTube’s 4K HDR videos.

The Apple TV 4K has one obvious difference to its previous model. The base of the new device is raised slightly, which is designed to allow better airflow. The device uses Apple's A10X Fusion processor, which is very powerful and it also generates more heat compared to its previous model, so keeping the device cool is a must. The Apple TV’s Siri Remote looks almost exactly the same as its predecessor, but its menu button has a raised white ring. Apple claims that the white ring will make it easier to find without looking down.

Easy to setup

According to Engadget’s review, setting up the Apple TV 4K would not take too much time and effort.

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Users only need to plug it in, enter the security code and the set-top will automatically integrate the users WiFi and iCloud account details. It will only take a few minutes to reach the home screen. The TV runs with the latest tvOS 11, which is capable of storing application layouts in iCloud. All applications and software used on the previously owned Apple TV will be automatically installed. But users have to log-in to their iCloud accounts every time they stream through apps.

Will it surpass other smart-televisions?

The Apple TV’s innovative technology has the capability to surpass other smart-televisions like the Amazon’s Fire TV which has had 4K capabilities since 2015. The Apple TV will support Australian service coming from all five major networks including ABC iView and 9Now. It also supports video-on-demand services like MUBI and Hopster. The device has a starting price of $179.