A TV experience you’ve never experienced.
Until now, finding a movie or show to watch was a burden. You had to do all the scrolling, button pushing, searching and digging. Apple TV is designed to take the work out of watching TV. Simply ask Siri to find something for you. Bypass all those confusing buttons with a swipe of your thumb. It’s an experience that makes you feel like you’re interacting directly with the screen, even though it’s on the other side of the room.
Feel fully immersed in your screen. Even from across the room.
Many of the products we make — iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch — are built around the same profound experience: connecting you directly with what’s on your screen. Simple, natural movements of your finger play a big role in that. But how do you create that same immersive experience with a screen that’s hanging on the wall three metres away? The Apple TV interface solves that fundamental challenge by using Touch and voice to reimagine how you interact with your TV screen.
Touch. The most natural way to navigate.
The glass Touch surface on the Siri Remote was engineered to provide an experience that feels both fluid and precise. What your finger does on the remote is exactly and immediately what it does on your screen. It’s so natural, in fact, that your eyes don’t even need to look down. You never have to hunt for a button to press or have a light on to see.
Voice. The most efficient interaction tool ever.
There’s no easier way to interact with something across the room than using your voice. The Siri Remote lets you do what’s natural — just say what you want. Siri takes you right where you want to go without having to click through multiple menus to get there. And thanks to Dictation, entering text in search fields has never been easier. You can even sign in to apps with your voice just by spelling out your user name and password.
A clean design that brings your content to life.
Screens throughout Apple TV have been designed to let the content be the hero. And the use of parallax makes movie and TV show posters visually come alive while clearly showing you where you are on the screen. You’ll feel like you’re interacting directly with your TV screen, not separated from it.
Quickly bounce between apps.
Double-click the Home button on the remote and you’ll see the apps you’ve used most recently. So you can quickly switch from, say, CraveTV to MLB, or from an iTunes movie to Yummly, without having to go all the way back to the Home screen.
Customize the Home screen.
Move your most-used apps to the top row of the Home screen for faster access. For example, move up Netflix, and when the icon is selected, shortcuts to Netflix content appear above. Just click a title to start watching. You can also group apps together in custom folders as you do on your iOS device. Just drag one app on top of another to create a folder, then give it a name like “Games” or “Sports.”
Stunning cinematic screen savers.
When you’re not actively using Apple TV, it relaxes by displaying aerial HD videos of stunning locations around the world. Shot specifically for Apple TV, these dreamy landscapes drift across your TV, turning your big screen into a mesmerizing work of art.
The fastest way to find what you’re looking for? Ask Siri.
Siri makes finding your favourite entertainment easy. Just say what movie or show you want to watch and Siri finds it for you. Tell Siri you want to watch something on Netflix. Or ask it to find Nemo. Siri knows exactly what you’re talking about. Ask Siri to recommend an app or find a specific one, and Siri searches the App Store for you. Tell Siri to stream a custom radio station from Apple Music or play the hit songs from 1973.1 It’s that simple. Dual microphones allow Siri to hear your commands clearly, even if there’s background noise. Which means the days of wading through page after page of choices to track down your favourite show — or using a remote to type in every letter of a movie title — are thankfully over.
Siri does the digging.
So you don’t have to.
Searching for a movie used to take almost as long as actually watching the movie. With Siri, you can quickly search for a movie or TV show across popular services, including content apps such as iTunes and Netflix. All your viewing options are displayed on the screen, so you can see where a movie or show can be found. You’ll also see if it’s available to rent, buy or watch with a subscription. The apps Siri searches are updated often, so you’re never more than a word or two from something entertaining.
All the entertainment your TV can handle.
Through apps, Apple TV gives you access to the most riveting entertainment content. Apps like Netflix, Crackle and iTunes have full catalogues of hit movies and TV shows. CraveTV and shomi bring you Hollywood blockbusters and bingeworthy original series. You’ll also find your favourite professional sports. Breaking news and weather. Fun stuff just for kids. Educational programming. Music concerts. And hundreds of thousands of free podcasts on almost every topic imaginable. It’s hard to believe so much great content can fit into such a tiny package.
Size and Weight
- Height: 35 mm (1.4 inches)
- Width: 98 mm (3.9 inches)
- Depth: 98 mm (3.9 inches)
- Weight: 425 grams (15 ounces)
Apple TV Remote
- Height: 124 mm (4.88 inches)
- Width: 38 mm (1.5 inches)
- Depth: 6.3 mm (0.25 inch)
- Weight: 47 grams (1.66 ounces)
Accelerometer and gyroscope
Lightning connector for charging
Rechargeable battery providing months of battery life on a single charge (with typical daily usage)
Ports and Interfaces
802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
USB‑C for service and support
Built‑in power supply
A8 chip with 64-bit architecture
iTunes purchasing and renting and Home Sharing require iTunes Store account
Requires 802.11 wireless, Ethernet network or broadband Internet access
Wireless video streaming requires 802.11a, b, g, n or ac
Requires acceptance of the software licence terms at www.apple.com/legal/sla
Requires HDMI cable (sold separately)
H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.2 or lower
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 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats
HE-AAC (V1), AAC (16 to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3 and 4), Apple Lossless, AIFF and WAV; Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Plus 7.1
JPEG, GIF, TIFF
Apple TV is compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI3
Siri Remote is compatible with Apple TV (4th generation)
Remote Loop is compatible with Siri Remote
Apple TV is compatible with Bluetooth keyboards
A variety of accessibility features help you get the most out of your new Apple TV. If you are blind, have low vision, or are deaf or hard of hearing, you can easily find and enjoy your favourite entertainment.
- Bold Text
- Increase Contrast
- Reduce Motion
- Closed Caption and SDH Support
- Accessibility Shortcut
- Siri and Dictation
In the Box
Lightning to USB Cable