Apple TV 4K arrives with Dolby Vision and HDR10 support

Randall Padilla
September 13, 2017

The Apple TV 4K beginning at $179 will feature Ultra HD resolution streaming as well as support for high dynamic range (HDR).

Instead, Apple has now added the A10X Fusion processor, as found in the latest iPad Pro models.

Apple has been working with Hollywood studios and Netflix to bring 4K and HDR titles to Apple TV, Apple's Eddy Cue said at an event on Tuesday.

Customers can order the Apple TV 4K from 15 September, with the device available from 22 September 2017.

Apple also announced several content partnerships specifically for the Apple TV 4K.

Indeed, Apple claims it is twice as fast, with four times the graphical processing power. The new models will be available on September 22nd.

Of course, to get the full benefit of the HDR support on the Apple TV 4K, you must have a television set that supports HDR, but if you have a 4K television, chances are it supports HDR technologies too. But in the past two years smart TVs have also improved dramatically, leading some to suggest that there's limited place for a device like the Apple TV in our Android, Tizen, and WebOS-equipped future. Apple said its new Apple TV will support Dolby Vision.

According to a Tweet by Steven Troughton-Smith, an app developer who dove deep into the codebase of Apple's iOS 11, there will be a minimum requirement for 4K on the Apple TV.

There was one glaring omission from the feature-set of the fourth-generation Apple TV: support for 4K.

How much will Apple TV 4K cost?

We expect it will also come to the older Apple TV.

You'll also be able to use the TV to view photos and videos on your TV screen, listen to music through Apple Music, connect to multiple AirPlay 2-compatible speakers, and use it as a hub for all of your smart HomeKit gear. Best of all, it brings Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV, filling a giant Transparent-sized hole in what you can watch with Apple's box.

Like with the existing Apple TV, the Apple TV 4K comes with a voice remote that has a touch panel at the top. Apple has pledged to invest $1 billion in original video.

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