Sehatnews – Anyone who thought that Apple might have lost interest in its in-house streaming box in the face of great competition was disabused on October 18th. On this day, the Californian company presented a further developed Apple TV 4K in a press release.
The now seventh generation not only increases in performance compared to its predecessor thanks to the built-in A15 Bionic, but also supports HDR10+ and no longer requires a fan. The model with 128 gigabytes of memory also has the upcoming smart home standards called Thread and Matter on board.
Game performance significantly improved…
The first reviews of the new Apple TV 4K have now been published shortly before the start of sales on November 4th. Some testers devote themselves to the question of whether it is worth switching from the previous generation.
TechCrunch’s Darrell Etheringtonstates in this regard that the 2022 device feels a little faster when switching between the home screen and apps thanks to the A15 Bionic, and some applications also benefit from the new processor. However, it cannot even make a big difference to its comparison device, an Apple TV 4K of the first generation.
However, Etherington certifies that Apple’s updated streaming box has significantly improved performance in graphically demanding games. Thanks to the extended controller support, it is also better than ever as a game console.
… or maybe not? CNET’s
Eli Blumenthal comes to an entirely different conclusion . The gaming performance of the new Apple TV 4K is not very convincing, according to the test report. Despite its very powerful CPU, the device can by no means keep up with dedicated consoles such as the Xbox.
Compared to the devices from Microsoft or Sony, the graphic display has a significantly lower level of detail. Blumenthal certifies that Apple’s new streaming box has slightly improved performance overall, but it is too expensive for what it offers compared to Fire TV, Roku Streaming Stick and Google Chromecast. The CNET tester gives a positive assessment of thread support in the 189 euro model with 128 gigabytes of memory and an Ethernet interface.
The Verge: Best streaming box on the market Chris Welch from The Verge
has a completely different opinion .
According to his review, the new Apple TV 4K is the best streaming box on the market. The device shows excellent performance in all applications, in his opinion the support of HDR10+ and the fact that Apple has given the remote control a USB-C port are big plus points. However, Welch sees a need to catch up in connection with tvOS. With the operating system of the box, he misses a deeper integration of the content of a number of streaming services, as can be found in the devices from Amazon and Roku.