Apple officially unveiled the next-generation Apple TV at its Spring Loaded event. Apart from the usual performance improvements, the new Apple TV 4K also comes with a redesigned Siri Remote. It’s a huge improvement over the last Apple TV remote and works with the older gen. 4K Apple TV as well. Read below to know what makes the new Siri Remote so special.
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One of the highlights when Apple announced its Apple TV 4K back at its ‘Spring Loaded’ event was the new Siri Remote. Reviewers have truly embraced the new remote, some even saying “it’s the best part of the new Apple TV 4K.” Thanks to an update to Remote Buddy, you can now use the new Siri Remote to control your Mac.
Apple unveiled the 4th-generation Apple TV 4K at its ‘Spring Loaded’ event last month. The new streaming device from Apple is now available to purchase, however, some reviewers have noted that Apple still hasn’t unlocked ‘the full potential’ of the device yet.
With the new Apple TV 4K and Siri Remote going on sale, the iFixit team has published its teardown of both devices. The new Apple TV 4K looks like its predecessor but comes with a faster A12 Bionic chip for better performance and improved connectivity (HDMI 2.1).
Apple’s new Siri Remote is a major upgrade over the previous Apple TV remote. However, it is not exactly perfect, with many users complaining about it lacking Find My integration. Apple’s VP of product marketing for home and audio, Tim Twerdahl, has now explained the lack of Find My integration in the new Siri Remote.
Apple has finally pulled the wraps from Apple TV 4K at the Spring Loaded event. As rumored earlier, the new Apple TV arrives with a completely redesigned remote and is powered by an A12 Bionic chip that boasts of improved graphics performance, better video decoding, and audio processing.
Apple had released the 4K Apple TV with HDR support back in September 2017. It has been well over two years now and the company is yet to refresh the streaming box. There have been hints of Apple working on an Apple TV refresh with an A12 Bionic chip, but no confirmed launch timeframe has leaked as of yet. Now, as per leaker Jon Prosser, a new Apple TV 4K with an A12X Bionic is ready to ship.
Apple has been adding some incredible-looking visuals to the Apple TV with each new software update. Now, the company has added eleven new video wallpapers with the tvOS 13.3.1 update.
Gizmite Design is selling a breakout cable for the Apple TV 4K that makes it easy to access the internal USB port of the streaming device and boot it into DFU mode. The cable will also allow you to jailbreak the Apple TV 4K.
Following on the heels of Apple releasing the latest update to macOS, the company is also releasing a minor software update for the fourth- and fifth-generation Apple TV.