Apple announced a plethora of new products Tuesday, including the new Apple TV 4K. It brings several new features aside from 4K including HDR 10 & Dolby Vision support, updated Siri remote, live sports and news, among others.

Let’s go ahead and take a look at the tech specs of Apple latest set top box, which goes up for pre-order September 15, and starts shipping on the 22nd. A few notable things include the addition of gigabit ethernet that was removed in the last generation, and the removal of USB Type-C which was added in the 4th generation for servicing, and connecting to your Mac.

The tech specs of the Apple TV 4K are listed below:

Size

  • Height: 1.4 inches (35 mm)
  • Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Weight: 15 ounces (425 g)

Capacity

  • 32GB $179
  • 64GB $199

Siri Remote

  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • IR transmitter
  • Accelerometer and three-axis gyro
  • Lightning connector for charging
  • Rechargeable battery providing months of battery life on a single charge (with typical daily usage)

Ports

  • HDMI 2.0
  • 802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless
  • technology IR receiver
  • Built‑in power supply

Processor

  • A10X Fusion chip with 64-bit architecture

Video Formats

  • H.264/HEVC SDR video up to 2160p, 60 fps, Main/Main 10 profile
  • HEVC Dolby Vision (Profile 5)/HDR10 (Main 10 profile) up to 2160p
  • H.264 Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 fps, Simple profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Audio Formats

  • HE-AAC (V1), AAC (up to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV; AC-3 (Dolby Digital 5.1) and E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound)

Picture Formats

  • HEIF, JPEG, GIF, TIFF

In the Box

  • Apple TV 4K
  • Siri Remote
  • Power cord
  • Lightning to USB cable
  • Documentation
  • AOGV

    Is HDMI 2.0 the standard for 4K HDR playback? Asking for a friend.

    • Andrew O’Hara

      Basically, yeah

  • Jamie Petro

    No USB-C port. Does this mean no more sideloading???

    • Andrew O’Hara

      Its a good question. No manuals or anything have been uploaded yet so we will have to see.

  • Sailor_V90

    Does anyone know when the 4K content will be available on iTunes?
    Also does this free movie update include digital copies?

    • Andrew O’Hara

      Most likely next week, and yes

      • Sailor_V90

        Thank you kind, Ser!

  • Gordy J

    Not sure if this is a stupid question, can’t tell from specs, but will we be able to AirPlay 4K videos to the Apple TV? Like, will videos we shoot with our phone be displayed in their native resolution (4K30 or 4K60)?

    • Andrew O’Hara

      Yes, you should be able to AirPlay them

  • Mark S

    I hate that apple makes the 32 gig model so overpriced. If you are going to have 2 products with only $20 separating them why even both with a $20 difference? Dicks.

  • ZeRoLiMiT

    no atmos support?

    • Martynet

      Sound is passthrough… You need atmos receiver and speakers. And then yes, it will send atmos signal without issue.

      • bommai

        Wrong! Dolby atmos is an add on to Dolby True HD and this does not support it. Only supports Dolby digital +.

      • Martynet

        Wrong! There is no DTS support in specs and still, the DTS audio track is sent out without any issue and decoded by AV receiver. So, again, if you have a file with dolby atmos audio track, I’m sure it will be sent out just fine and decoded as dolby atmos by receiver with dolby atmos support. From the apps like InFuse, Mr. MC, Kodi etc…

      • bommai

        Is this true of appletv 4 as well? Does plex work with dts?

      • Martynet

        yes. Any device with passthrough capability is able to do that. About Plex I don’t know because I don’t use it. Maybe. Definitely works in InFuse and Mr. MC.

      • bommai

        Not necessarily true. Software implementation is needed. For example my Sony x800 UHD player supports dts-hd-ma in MKV files but not Dolby trueHD. It supports Dolby trueHD and Atmos for M2ts files. Is infuse available in the App Store or do I have to sideload it? I have let my friend borrow my Apple TV 4 so once I get it back I will try it out.

      • Martynet

        Do you have it connected straight to TV or through AV receiver?
        Yes, Infuse is in appstore

      • Martynet

        The only question is, when will the video files in itunes store and netflix carry dolby atmos audio track. And not just dolby digital.

    • Uptown Jorge

      NO! Why would anyone put Atmos in their car. That is silly. We all saw what happened on Doctor Who when everyone switched to Atmos.

  • ravinigga

    Well I keep mine Apple TV with USB c can’t live without Kodi

  • Uptown Jorge

    Simultaneous Dual-band wifi? What the heck does that mean? I googled it and I see routers but I’ve never seen a smart device with dual band. What? Why? How? Sorry I am confublsezed …

    So what does the Apple TV do with dual band receiver? Is it so you can connect your… oh. Right – multipoint Airplay. I forgot they were doing that. So you can stream on 5ghz and push audio over 2.4 ghz? Or perhaps you can stream 2.4ghz airplay from phone to device and still have internet on 5ghz?

    Yeah ok I am still confused.