In 2019, Cupertino introduced its Apple TV+ platform and brought Apple TV apps to smart televisions, Roku, Fire TV, and other third-party devices for the first time. The company’s expected to circle back around to its original “hobby device” in 2020 and release a sixth-generation Apple TV before the end of the year. What will the Apple TV 2020 look like? Here’s what we know so far.
The short list
- Release date: Before the end of 2020 (unconfirmed)
- Included: New processor, improved Siri Remote
- Price: The current Apple TV 4K starts at $179. One would expect similar pricing on the newer model.
The fifth-generation Apple TV was announced in September 2017. Named Apple TV 4K, the device supports 2160p output, HDR10, Dolby Vision, and includes an Apple A10X Fusion processor that supports HEVC hardware decoding. With tvOS 12 released in 2018, Dolby Atmos support was added.
Alongside the Apple TV 4K, the iPhone maker still sells the less expensive Apple TV HD, which was initially released in 2015. The fourth-generation Apple TV was the first to support tvOS and include an App Store. It features a 64-bit Apple A8 processor and offers support for Dolby Digital Plus audio.
With the newest Apple set-top box now three-years-old, the time has