What is Apple TV 4K?

Apple TV 4K is a new release from Apple not to be mistaken for Apple TV or Apple TV+ this is a streaming top-box that connects to the users home network through WiFi and Ethernet. In the past, Apple tv boxes have been extremely expensive and lacking features. However, it looks like with the 2022 version might have solved some of these prior issues.

What’s New?

The first thing to note regarding the new Apple TV 4K is the use of the A15 Bionic Chip that is used in recent iPhones and the iPad mini 6th Gen, this purportedly provides a 50% increase in CPU and 30% GPU performance. With the addition of HDR10+ range support it places the Apple TV 4K in direct competition with other streaming boxes like Roku and Amazon Fire TV. For users that own numerous apple products, the integration to the home atmosphere is seamless providing a more integrative experience with Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+.

New Box Configurations

Apple TV 4K (2022) TV box now supports 4K videos with 60 frames-per-second thanks to the addition of an HDMI 2.1 output, this allows for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG accompanied by Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Plus audio. The 2022 version is being released with two configurations that provide the option of Wifi or a Wifi + Ethernet combination.

Siri Remote

Accompanying the streaming device is a newly designed Siri remote which features a 5-way click pad and designated buttons for power and mute. An exciting update is the addition of a built in mic which provides voice control, the remote all features a USB-C port for charging. The remote comes with the purchase of an Apple TV 4K box or can be purchased separately for $59.00. With the update of tvOS 16 comes improved voice control and recognition increasing Apple TV’s accuracy of interactive results.


The new Apple TV 4K (WiFi) offers 64GB of internal storage for $129.00 while the Apple TV 4K (Wifi + Ethernet) provides 128GB of storage with fast networking, streaming and thread meshing which provides a more immersive connectivity for $149.00. This is a significant decrease from previous Apple boxes despite improving the device in almost everyway.

Is Apple TV 4k worth it?

When we compare the new Apple TV 4K to other streaming devices, it can now compete price wise to devices like the Fire tv Cube 3 and Nvidia Shield. The new A15 Chip helps increase the CPU power above the competition. Keeping in account the huge discount in Price Apple has really struck gold here. Finally offering a device that might make waves in the streaming community.

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