At just under Rs 20,000, Apple TV 4K 2021 has a lot to offer if you’re willing to spend the money. It’s a flattened (rather shiny) black box with the Apple logo on it.
The Apple TV 4K 2021 scores very well on user interface and software, as well as picture and sound quality. The user interface is similar to those found on iOS and even iPadOS.
Surprisingly, Apple doesn’t offer an HDMI cable inside the box, which means you can’t use it until you get one. The new Siri remote has a D-pad and the usual button sets. The D-pad can be used for clicking and navigating or as a touchpad. It’s a bit tactile, but you get used to it.
Apple has kept it simple without “forced” recommendations like on Amazon’s Fire TV stick. Apple’s tvOS has a control center that offers cool features for changing audio sources.
Apple put the A12 Bionic chip in the box and the result is really eye-catching. Things are much faster than other streaming boxes, like when you switch between apps or how fast apps open. The picture and sound quality can tip the scales in favor of Apple TV, however.
It supports almost all other audio and video formats. The processing of SDR content is also excellent. If you use Disney + Hotstar to watch sports, you will see a noticeable difference in the quality of streaming on Apple TV.
HDR and Dolby Vision content come to life and might very well convince you to buy it. At Rs 18,990, Apple TV is expensive but offers good value for money if you have everything Apple or want everything Apple.