Apple TV 4K Media Streamers

Access Your Favorite Online Content with the Apple TV 4K Home Internet Media Streamer

The Apple TV 4K is a digital media player which streams online content over the Internet, through Wi-Fi or Ethernet. It is the fifth device in the series but the first to output video at a full 4K resolution. Available new and used on eBay, the Apple TV 4K media player is equipped with the wireless Apple Siri Remote.

What is 4K resolution?

Resolution describes the total number of pixels which forms the image on the screen. The 4K resolution, also known as 2160p, is a video format which contains 3,840 horizontal pixels and 2,160 vertical pixels for a total number of approximately eight million pixels (each pixel represents a tiny dot on the screen). This results in an image with more detail and clarity. However, you will need a 4K-resolution television set or monitor, as well as access to 4K-resolution content, to take advantage of this extra detail.

What are some new features of the Apple TV 4K?

The versatile Apple TV 4K player brings back most of the same video streaming and audio streaming features from the previous generations. That means you still have access to iTunes and various streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Pandora Music, HBO Now, ESPN, etc. It also allows you to display media from your personal library on the television screen. In addition to these basic features, you can purchase an inexpensive Apple TV 4K with the following:

  • Apps and Games - Starting with the 4th generation, the player lets you download apps and games directly from the tvOS App Store, much like the one on the iPhone and iPad. Any games that require the use of an accelerometer and/or a gyroscope can be controlled with the remote.
  • Siri Voice Assistant - Siri lets you dictate text, search for new content, and check the weather or stocks all with simple voice commands.
  • HomeKit - This feature allow you to control thermostats, locks, or garage doors within your home.
Can the Apple TV 4K connect with other Apple devices?

Yes, you can connect with external devices through the Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 5.0 signals. External peripherals such as a game controller or a keyboard will connect directly through Bluetooth. In addition, you can cast or mirror content from a mobile iOS device or a Mac computer by using either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

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