Calling All Apple Diehards: Now’s Your Chance To Snag An Apple TV 4K At 30% Off


We’re just going to say it as it is: If you’re looking for an excellent video streamer, the Apple TV 4K (2021) is it. And if you’re eyeing to expand your Apple ecosystem or couldn’t get enough of your iPhone interface, you’ve got a winner here. 

The 2021 version comes after four years since the first Apple TV launched in 2017, and it’s gotten a few upgrades here and there—a faster processor, an improved HDR support, and a redesigned Siri-powered remote. 

At a glance

The second-generation Apple TV 4K’s almost identical to its older sibling design-wise, but it didn’t really need to break the mold mainly because it didn’t need to. While it’s still bigger than your typical stick- and dongle-style video streamers, it’s compact and minimalist enough to fit into any space at 1.4 inches tall and 4 inches wide. 

The remote also comes with a few tweaks—a dedicated mute button and a power button that can also operate your TV and home cinema kit. The Siri button is now placed to the right side from the face for consistency with the latest iPhones. 

And if you look close enough, you’ll notice that the ‘hidden’ trackpad of the old remote has now been replaced by a circular clickpad that’s very reminiscent of the classic iPod wheel. The remote’s central button and the ring around are both clickable and touch-sensitive, allowing you to swipe or click as you prefer or to rotate your thumb around its edge to scroll through videos. 

Under the hood

Apple has now swapped the A10X Fusion chip of the old model for an A12 Bionic processor, which the Cupertino-based company claims results in “more realistic games, more lifelike videos, and more immersive sound.” Overall, the new chip delivers a snappier performance and user experience. 

There’s also a new HDMI 2.1 socket to add support for 4K HDR content with frame rates of up to 60fps from the 30fps of its predecessor. AirPods Pro and AirPods Max owners will also be delighted with the box’s support for spatial audio, which means you can now enjoy a Dolby Atmos movie experience via headphones. 

Better watch every single time

Obviously, the bread and butter of the Apple TV 4K’s is its picture quality, thanks to its onboard Dolby Vision. The blacks are much blacker; the images are crisper and more fluid; and the definition is insane. 

Now you can enjoy great content and the latest hits from Disney+, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max, and more with this sleek box as well as original shows and movies from Apple TV+. Additionally, it also carries Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness+, and Apple Music—perfect for those already immersed in Apple’s ecosystem with their iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. 

Our verdict

The Apple TV 4K (2021) with 32GB of built-in storage brings more than just TV streaming to the table and delivers a seamless user experience thanks to its upgraded chip and a revamped Siri remote. Navigating the streaming box will be as easy and smooth as using your iOS devices. 

Shop the Apple TV 4K (2021) at 30% off (now only P9,093 from P12,990) from Power Mac Center via the SM Malls Online app until March 31. Available in SM City North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, and SM City Fairview. 

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