The second generation Apple TV 4K has a faster processor than the previous version and almost unbeatable specifications, and offers full integration with all Apple services, including Siri, iTunes, TV+, Music, Fitness+ and the AirPlay 2 streaming system.
The new Siri remote control
The remote has been completely redesigned, introducing more traditional navigation buttons and a new touch-sensitive scroll wheel reminiscent of older iPods. This is a significant improvement over the old model.
The new “clickpad” at the top of the remote includes a pad with up, down, left, right, and a center button for selection. The whole thing is touch sensitive, so you can even swipe on it to navigate the interface or scroll through the video.
Apple’s ace in the hole
Apple’s trump card is full support for app developers that outperforms competitors like Amazon, Google and Roku. Basically all streaming services are available, including big brands like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube (with Google Play Movies). If you want one device for all apps, Apple TV is for you.
There are also iTunes, TV+, Arcade, Music, Fitness+ and Apple Photos services, games and various utilities. Apple TV supports AirPlay 2, which allows you to send music and videos from an iPhone or other Apple devices to the TV.
Latest generation connections
The new box uses the latest HDMI 2.1 specification for TV connection, which is required for higher resolutions and higher frame rates, and the eARC audio connection, features that are increasingly common on new TVs and soundbars. In any case, Apple TV is compatible with televisions that use older HDMI connections, and also supports the latest wifi 6 standard. In short, a more than recommended purchase.