When Apple releases the next Apple TV, it’ll be the most advanced home theater system ever built
Apple has been quietly building a giant home theater setup that will compete with the likes of Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision, and other home theater systems that can play all your home theater-based audio content.
The new Apple TV comes with a $1,000 processor, four 8-watt speakers, and a built-in 3D sound module that can be connected to an external soundbar.
Apple says that the new Apple X-Fi 2.5-inch display will be the best of its kind.
It’ll have a whopping 4K resolution, HDR, and color.
The $1-million processor will allow it to play content like YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime video, as well as movies and TV shows.
Apple has also added a $100-per-month Apple TV Music subscription service, which is a subscription that gives you access to all your Apple TV content.
For $99 per month, you can stream a massive library of streaming services like Spotify, Rdio, Apple Music, and more, plus access to a free 4K video player for your home entertainment setup.
The Apple TV also comes with four speakers, four DSP microphones, a remote control, and an optical audio interface for connecting your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or PC.
You’ll also be able to connect an external audio source, such as a Bluetooth speaker, for added sound effects.
And the new 4K Apple TV will support Dolby Audio, so you can listen to music that was encoded in 4K on your iPhone or iPad.
But, unlike other home theaters, the new version of Apple TV is not a plug-in, meaning it requires an external amplifier to play your music.
Instead, you’ll need to buy a standalone soundbar system like the $300 HomePod ($1,400), which has Dolby Sound, or the $1 of $199, which will get Dolby Pro Logic II and Dolby Digital Plus.