Apple TV 4K set to eventually support Dolby Atmos surround sound

Apple TV 4K

Apple TV is the company's video-streaming box and Apple TV 4K is an upgrade over the previous generation of the device.

With the embargo on Apple TV reviews lifted, a number of publications earlier today published their first impressions of the device.

The new Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) TV 4K doesn't ship with Dolby Atmos surround sound support or support for 4K HDR YouTube videos. Apple is also adding Amazon Prime Video - the last of the major streaming services it didn't yet have - sometime this year. However, The Verge still considers the device "expensive to gamble" on until Apple can unleash its "untapped potential". However, those who purchase the new set-top box will be limited in how they can enjoy 4K titles.

But is the Apple TV 4K really a nice upgrade?

According to the guys over at MacRumors, the new 4K movies and TV shows are for streaming only, you will not be able to download the 4K content to your devices.

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CNET also had some positive and negative feedback on the new Apple TV, but ultimately gave the new product an overall rating of 8.5 predicated on its display, features and performance.

Still, your decision about whether to buy the Apple TV 4K - which starts at $179 (roughly Rs. 11,600) - will likely rest on whether you have a 4K television.

Not only this, Apple has also stated that users will not be able to access 4K videos available on YouTube. The Apple TV (4th generation) 32GB variant now costs Rs 12,900. But it's the Apple TV 4K's power that might prove more important over time, he wrote.

"The new Apple TV doesn't do much more than streaming boxes that cost nearly $100 less-and in some cases, it doesn't even do as much", he wrote.

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