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The Apple TV 4K has a lot going for it, but its relatively high price of $179 isn’t one of them. We consider it to be the best premium streaming device thanks to its feature set but also its price. But now you can get Apple’s latest set-top box for $20 less – Amazon has the 32GB AppleTV 4K for $160 thanks to a promotion and an automatically applied coupon that takes another $10 off the discounted price. While we saw it drop to $150 during the holiday shopping season last year, this is the best price we’ve seen since.
If you’re looking for a high-end streaming device to complement the rest of your home theater setup, the Apple TV might be right for you – especially if you’re also already living in the Apple ecosystem. The latest model streams 4K content and supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, AirPlay 3 and screen mirroring. It also has convenient HomeKit integration, so you can ask Siri to show you feeds from your home security cameras and they will appear directly on your TV screen.
All these features impressed us, as did the fast performance of the latest model. But without a doubt the biggest update that the 2021 version has is the new Siri remote. Apple has fixed a lot of issues the previous remote had – the new one is bigger and generally easier to use, plus it has a directional clicker that’s also touch sensitive. The latter makes it easy and easy to scroll through display options or swipe back and forth in a video. In addition to the new back, home, play/pause and volume buttons, the remote also has a new infrared power button that allows you to turn the TV on and off.
The new Siri remote is a big selling point for the latest Apple TV 4K. Is it enough to upgrade if you have the previous model? It’s not a clear-cut decision, especially since the performance improvements in the latest version might not be noticeable to everyone. But if you’ve been eyeing the Apple TV 4K for a while, then the 2021 model is the one to get.
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