When Apple launched the Apple TV 4th generation, many people were surprised that they didn’t include a Gigabit Ethernet port. It appears that Apple has reversed its decision on the latest, Apple TV 4K.

Though most of the changes to the upcoming Apple TV 4K are internal, one notable change to the exterior is the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet port. Apple in the past heavily pushed connecting to your network wirelessly, and included only a 10/100 speed Ethernet port. That meant that you could connect over Wi-Fi 802.11ac and achieve better speeds than if you connected through Ethernet.

With the new Apple TV 4K, you have the option to connect over 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO, or using the Gigabit Ethernet port. That will help as it requires users to have 15Mbps speeds to stream 4K content.

Check out everything else new coming in the updated Apple TV 4K. Let us know if you are happy with the addition of gigabit ethernet down below in the comments.

  • Riar Jotz

    there was always a gigabit ethernet port on Apple TV 4 generation

    • No. Please read the post

      • ian

        I thought they were the same… what’s the difference between them?

      • DaTechPlace

        The difference is the max speed. The 4th gen Apple TV maxes out at 1/10th of a gigabit speed if you use a cable. Wireless didn’t, so it was faster than wired.

        The new 5th gen Apple TV (aka 4K Apple TV) supports gigabit speeds on both Wired and wireless.

      • ian

        Thanks… now i get it!

  • George Trad
    • Please read post

      • Wilber Alexander Flores

        Lol I got it 🙂 didn’t notice the 10/100 over Gigabit hehe

  • White Michael Jackson

    My apple tv 4 has an ethernet port.

  • Steve Harold

    Sebastien you can’t fix stupid.

  • roberte

    “…requires users to have 15Mbps speeds to stream 4K content”.

    LOL in Australia we’re lucky if we get 5Mbps !

    • Chris Ryan

      wow, thought Australia was part of the 21st century…lol

  • Apple TV 4K finally brings back the gigabit ethernet port

    There was a gigabit port on the 3rd gen?