Which Apple TV 4K Should You Get?
Apple will release two new versions of its smart TV on November 4. Meanwhile, you may pre-order either the Wi-Fi or the Wi-Fi + Ethernet option.
If you cannot determine their difference, that is because they are pretty much the same. Their only difference is their connectivity methods and storage space. Still, you should choose the best fit for your home.
This article will discuss the features of the Apple TV 4K. Then, we will explain why distinguishing between wireless internet and ethernet is important.
What are the features of the new Apple TV 4K?
Smart TVs are becoming more popular as people build smart home systems for their humble abodes. The Apple TV 4K is one of your options.
It lets you control Apple smart devices like your video doorbell remotely. Moreover, this smart television allows you to access the following services on a large screen:
- Apple TV+
- Music app
- Arcade app
- Fitness+ app
- iCloud Photos
Both versions come with the Apple TV Remote that enables voice commands. It is similar to other smart TVs like the Roku TV.
The Apple TV 4K (Wi-Fi) starts at ₱9,490.00, while the Wi-Fi + Ethernet option costs roughly ₱10,990.00. If you know old tech, you might wonder why the latter charges more money.
Apple TV 4K Wi-Fi vs. Ethernet
Internet access did not start as Wi-Fi. Back then, people had to connect their computers to modems via cables so that they could access the internet.
The obvious limitation was that you could not access the internet from anywhere. Eventually, people found a way to provide the service without a cable connection.
Does that mean the Apple TV 4K Wi-Fi is better than the Ethernet option? Believe it or not, a wired connection has an advantage over wireless.
It could deliver a more stable connection than Wi-Fi. Numerous factors, such as solid objects and location, could interfere with the latter.
That is why some people struggle to find the best spot for their Wi-Fi router. If you plan to install the Apple TV near your modem, you might want to choose the Wi-Fi + Ethernet option.
As a result, you could avoid lag and maintain top visual quality for your shows. On the other hand, the Wi-Fi version is the ideal choice if you intend to put it far from your modem.
That may also help you avoid cable clutter in your viewing area. However, the Apple TV 4K (Wi-Fi) only offers 64GB of storage.
You may place your pre-orders for the Apple TV 4K today. It is up to you whether the Wi-Fi or the Wi-Fi + Ethernet option is the better choice.
Plan your viewing room to determine which would work best for you. Consider factors like your current internet speed. Also, you may need to upgrade your other devices.
Older ones may not be compatible with the Apple TV. You may also read more Inquirer Tech articles while waiting for the release date.