It’s got a new remote, Siri is baked into tv iOS at a system wide level and there are now apps specifically games.
It’s a powerful set top box that Apple thinks will change the way you interact with your TV. But there are still some details Apple didn’t announce. have a look!
It doesn’t play 4K video
Apple seems to have one foot in and one foot out of the door when it comes to 4K video. The new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus’s cameras can shoot video in 4K resolution, and the iPad Pro can edit three 4K streams of 4K video at once. But the new Apple TV won’t support 4K videos at all.
Officially, the new Apple TV can only handle 1080p resolution at up to 60 frames per second. Sure, you can argue that there isn’t a whole lot of 4K content to stream to begin with.
No storage expansion for you
The new Apple TV will come in two models that vary by storage size (32GB and 64GB). That may seem like a lot — but if you plan to download lots of apps, music and movies, it’s going to fill up fast.
Remote will require recharging
The old Apple TV remote uses a coin battery that you can replace. The new Apple TV remote, called the Siri Remote, has a rechargeable battery that’s not replaceable.
Even more surround sound
Surround sound is awesome, if you have the audio setup for it. Audiophiles will always fight it out whether there’s any real audible difference between 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound setups, but we’ll leave that fight to the nerds.
HDMI cable sold separately
This is a set-top box that connects to your TV. It absolutely needs an HDMI cable to connect. Bafflingly, the $5 HDMI cable isn’t it included in the box already.