Apple only allows streaming, not download, of upgraded 4K movies

If you have a 4K TV, and you plan on renting or buying most movies in 4K, and want to see Netflix and Amazon originals in all their glory - the box is worth it.

The remote of the Apple TV also was met with positive feedback due to its simplicity and its versatility in implementing Siri. Apple has ungraded iTunes to automatically provide you 4K for any of your previously purchased in HD. And if your Internet speed isn't fast enough, the quality of video will be downgraded to what your connection can support.

However, some HD files will still include HDR and Dolby Vision.

But is the Apple TV 4K really a nice upgrade?

Apple's new 4K streaming device lets you watch movies and shows in the brilliance of 4K HDR quality.

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CNET also had some positive and negative feedback on the new Apple TV, but ultimately gave the new product an overall rating of 8.5 predicated on its display, features and performance.

Apple may still view the Apple TV as nothing more than a hobby, but the company is certainly doing all it can to transform its venerable set-top box into a must-have device. As for the Apple TV 4K itself, that's priced at $179 for the 32GB model, and is available in stores from today.

You've got yourself a fancy 4K TV, now it's time to get some 4K content on that bad boy. Indeed, one of the longstanding complaints surrounding the Apple TV is that it costs significantly more than competing products that, more or less, provide the same exact functionality.

"The new Apple TV doesn't do much more than streaming boxes that cost nearly $100 less-and in some cases, it doesn't even do as much", he wrote.


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