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Leigh Mccormick
September 23, 2017

But it's the Apple TV 4K's power that might prove more important over time, he wrote. The company provided me with a review unit to test before it hits store shelves Friday.

The price for the new model (5th generation) starts at US$179 for 32GB. Apple allows you to download a rental on one device and stream it on another: for example, you could rent something to watch on a flight and download a copy to your iPhone 8, then switch over to streaming the remainder to your Apple TV when you get home. Still, it's a free upgrade, so it's hard to complain too much. The picture is detailed, with notable added depth and clarity thanks to the HDR (high-dynamic range) technology Apple has also put into 4K. And if a 4K version is available now, it will cost the same as its HD counterpart. If you have an iPhone or iPad, this is even more true, since the setup is so easy.

The new Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV 4K doesn't ship with Dolby Atmos surround sound support or support for 4K HDR YouTube videos.

As more and more content transitions to 4K, you will be able to see more of your favorite entertainment in stunning 4K. The upgraded streaming box comes with CPU with performance twice as fast and graphics four times faster. Practically speaking, it means that navigation is zippy, as are Siri queries.

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There are other, smaller upgrades, as well.

Granted, you probably don't want to sit on your couch and binge the new season of Stranger Things on a palm-sized screen - unless you had to pawn your TV to afford your new iPhone - but for on-the-go entertainment, it's an awesomely viable option. Your other Apple devices will play the higher-quality version if they're compatible.

If you're in that camp and are thinking of buying a new TV in the next few years, there's a good chance it will be 4K, so you might as well choose the 4K version of Apple TV now.

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