/The new Apple TV 4K has a better Siri remote than the 2017 model, but not much else — here’s how they compare

The new Apple TV 4K has a better Siri remote than the 2017 model, but not much else — here’s how they compare


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  • A new Apple TV 4K became available for pre-order at the same $179 price as its predecessor on April 30.
  • The 2021 Apple TV 4K, available in May, has an improved processor, updated Siri remote, and more.
  • That said, most people who already own the 2017 model will find little need to upgrade.

Apple has revealed an updated Apple TV 4K streaming device and new Siri voice remote. The upgraded device will replace the current Apple TV

4K
model in late May.

The updated Apple TV 4K features an upgraded A12 processor while the new Siri remote offers more precise controls than its predecessor. Preorders of the new Apple TV 4K became available on April 30. The 32GB model starts at $179 while the 64GB model is $200. 

The new Siri remote is also available for pre-orderand costs $59. It is compatible with older Apple TV devices following Apple’s tvOS 14.5 software update.

Apple last updated the Apple TV lineup in 2017, when it added support for 4K playback and HDR color formats. In terms of size, the new Apple TV 4K and the 2017 models are the exact same dimensions and weight. The new Siri remote is about half an inch longer, slightly thinner, and 0.6 lbs heavier than the original remote.

The new Siri remote has been upgraded to

Bluetooth
5.0 and will also be able to control other devices like smart TVs and receivers via CEC. The original Siri remote had an accelerometer and gyroscope for use while gaming, but all versions of the Apple TV now support Bluetooth gamepads like the Xbox and PlayStation controllers.

Apple TV 4K’s processor has been improved from an A10X Fusion chip to a new A12 Bionic chip, allowing for higher frame rates when watching video or playing games via Apple Arcade. Other Apple TV 4K improvements include a new HDMI 2.1 port and support for Wi-Fi 6.

These improvements make the new Apple TV 4K model an enticing option for anyone who’s shopping for a high-end streaming device. Based on the specs, however, the improvements likely won’t be enough to justify an upgrade for most people who already own the 2017 model.

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