The new version of Apple TV Streaming Box now supports 4K playback for the first time. Together with a TV set, content with higher contrast and better colour reproduction can also be displayed via HDR 10 or Dolby Vision with up to 60fps. Playback at 4K requires a minimum downstream of 15 Mbps.
All major Hollywood studios (20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Paramount, Universal, Warner and Sony) with the exception of Disney are on board to be able to offer suitable 4K films, with the exception of Disney - the films are not to become more expensive than the HD films so far, i. e. new releases will cost between 10-15 Euro, films from the back catalogue from 4 Euro. Users who have already bought HD movies will automatically get the 4K version for free - if available - soon. Later in the year, Netflix will also be offering content on Apple TV 4K - but there is no date for the availability of Amazon's Prime Video Service.
Apple TV 4K
The processing power in the heart of the Apple TV 4K box is an A10X chip with twice the CPU and quadruple GPU power compared to its predecessor, the internal RAM is 3GB. The TV is connected via HDMI 2.0a, the network via Gigabit Ethernet or WLAN.
Apple TV 4K comes in two versions: one with 32 GB at a price of around 200 euros - and one with 64 GB for 220 euros. The sale will start on 22 September.