Apple TV shows
Apple has invested heavily in digital content services, but the Apple TV itself hasn’t seen many changes in recent years, and in its 14 years of existence, the Apple TV has only supported up to 60Hz.
The current fifth generation device, which was launched nearly four years ago, added support for 4K resolution only, and it has not been updated since then.
Apple TV Update
And it seems that the long-awaited update may be released soon, as there is a new feature that appeared in the latest beta version of tvOS 14.5 that hints at this upgrade, which in turn also means a major hardware upgrade
The new trial version of tvOS 14.5 supports 120 Hz refresh rates, a capability not available on Apple TV models currently available, which may indicate that a company is working on a new version of the device
It’s not clear what the 120Hz refresh rate uses for the new Apple TV, but one possibility is more fluid gameplay, such as what is offered with 120Hz support via the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
Interest in games has increased recently, so it wouldn’t be surprising if the new Apple TV had more gaming-centric features.
Apple has just added a bunch of new games to its subscription service Apple Arcade, which allows you to play games on iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple TV and transfer your progress across platforms.
The trial versions of iOS 14.5, macOS 11.3 and tvOS 14.5 also include support for PlayStation 5 controller and Xbox Series X controller, and this support is likely to move to the final versions of the operating systems.
Support for the rumored 120Hz Apple TV is also in line with a Bloomberg report released in December, which said: Apple is developing a new Apple TV set to be released sometime this year with a stronger focus on gaming.
The report also added: The new device contains a redesigned remote control, which should hopefully be easier to use.
Apple TV price
Apple TV comes in two storage sizes:
- Size 32GB And it comes at a price 179.00$ or 29.83$ mo*
- Size 64GB And it comes at a price 199.00$ or 33.16$ mo