The first reviews of the new 4th Gen Apple TV arrive


This past Monday, the new Apple TV, Apple's set-top-box with much more processing power, a new control knob, Siri compatibility, dedicated applications with its own App Store and an interface was made available to users. totally renovated. After a few days, the first analyzes begin to arrive from different publications with a common denominator in all of them, the new Apple TV. is the best in its category with great potential, but it is not revolutionary.

Everyone agrees on that aspect as Apple is promoting its Apple TV as the "future of television", and although the design in both hardware and software is outstanding, it lacks that point that makes it clearly differentiate itself from its competitors. de las características que más se ha echado en falta ha sido la posibilidad de reproducir contenido 4K en streaming, recordemos que algunos servicios como Netflix (ya disponible en España) y que está integrado en este Apple TV, tiene una opción para suscribirse a contenido 4K. De todas formas 1080p resolution is still sufficient for a totally satisfactory viewing of series or movies.

Regarding the analysis, if we stick to what Walt Mosberb said through Re / Code, we can read that both the App Store of this Apple TV and the voice functions based on Siri are superior to the offers from Roku and Amazon. But on the other hand he regretted the lack of compatibility with other key applications such as that with the search for Siri we cannot access applications in the App Store, but we will have to search for them typing on an "infuriating" on-screen keyboard.

I don't know when, if anything, Apple is going to reinvent television. But it won't be this time. I can say that, if I bought a set-top-box right now, this is the one I would buy, although only because of the promise of a large number of applications in the future.

The Verge for its part highlights the inability of Siri to search applications adding that this Apple TV is lacks the possibilities that we find in other devices like the iPhone, that is, it can accept commands as well as open applications and search for sports results, but it does not give the possibility of answering any comments or joking.

In what everyone agrees is that this Apple TV does not offer an option to log in so if there is more than one user we will have to enter our credentials for each application that we use to load our data.

Not having single sign-on for applications that require a subscription is exactly the kind of nonsense that should be solved before "the future of television" arrives.

What he liked the most seems to have been the control knob with a trackpad-like surface that closely resembles to the tactile experience of using an iPhone and that thanks to its bluetooth configuration it works perfectly.


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