Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) - Technical Specifications

Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) - Technical Specifications

Size and Weight

  • Height: 1.4 inches (35 mm)
  • Width: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Depth: 3.9 inches (98 mm)
  • Weight: 15 ounces (425 g)1

Capacity

  • 32GB2
  • 64GB2

Siri Remote (2nd generation)

Size & Weight

  • Height: 5.4 inches (136 mm)
  • Width: 1.4 inches (35 mm)
  • Depth: 0.36 inch (9.25 mm)
  • Weight: 2.2 ounces (63 g)1

Features

  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • IR transmitter
  • Lightning connector for charging
  • Rechargeable battery providing months of battery life on a single charge (with typical daily usage)
  • Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter (sold separately)
  • Control your TV or receiver via IR or CEC3

Ports and Interfaces

  • HDMI 2.14
  • 802.11ax Wi‑Fi 6 with MIMO; simultaneous dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
  • Thread5
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Bluetooth 5.0 wireless technology
  • IR receiver
  • Built‑in power supply

Processor

  • A12 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture

System Requirements

  • Purchases, rentals, and Home Sharing require an Apple ID that you use for the App Store and other Apple services
  • Requires 802.11 wireless, Ethernet network, or broadband internet access
  • Requires 4K and HDR TV for 4K and HDR streaming
  • Requires acceptance of the software license terms at apple.com/legal/sla
  • Requires HDMI cable (sold separately)

Video Formats

  • H.264/HEVC SDR video up to 2160p, 60 fps, Main/Main 10 profile
  • HEVC Dolby Vision (Profile 5)/HDR10 (Main 10 profile)/HLG up to 2160p, 60 fps
  • H.264 Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 fps, Simple profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats

Audio Formats

  • HE-AAC (V1), AAC (up to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF, and WAV; AC-3 (Dolby Digital 5.1), E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound), and Dolby Atmos

Photo Formats

  • HEIF, JPEG, GIF, TIFF

Compatibility

  • Compatible with HD and UHD TVs with HDMI4
  • Compatible with Bluetooth keyboards6

Accessibility

Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their Apple TV. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility, and learning, you can easily find and enjoy your favorite entertainment. Learn more about Accessibility

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Closed Caption and SDH Support
  • Audio Descriptions
  • Siri and Dictation
  • Type to Siri
  • Switch Control

In the Box

  • Apple TV 4K
  • Siri Remote
  • Power cord
  • Lightning to USB cable
  • Documentation

Apple TV and the Environment

Apple TV 4K with Siri Remote is designed with the following features to reduce its environmental impact:7 See the Apple TV 4K Product Environmental Report

Made with better materials

  • 100% recycled aluminum in the Siri Remote enclosure
  • 100% recycled tin in the solder of the main logic board
  • 35% or more recycled plastic in multiple components

Energy efficient

  • ENERGY STAR® certified8

Smarter chemistry9

  • Mercury-, BFR-, PVC-, and beryllium-free

Green manufacturing

  • Apple’s Zero Waste Program helps suppliers eliminate waste sent to landfill
  • All final assembly supplier sites are transitioning to 100% renewable energy for Apple production

Responsible packaging

  • 100% of virgin wood fiber comes from responsibly managed forests
  • Recyclable, majority-fiber packaging

Apple and the Environment
We’re committed to making our products without taking from the earth, and to become carbon neutral across our entire business, including products, by 2030. See Apple’s commitment 


  1. Weight varies by configuration and manufacturing process.
  2. 1GB = 1 billion bytes; actual formatted capacity less.
  3. Powering on and off, switching input to Apple TV, controlling volume, and mute.             
  4. Support for up to 4K 60-fps HDR video output and Audio Return Channel (ARC or eARC) only. Requires HDCP when playing protected content and compatible TV or Receiver    
  5. Not compatible with non-HomeKit Thread devices.
  6. Compatible with Magic Keyboard and Apple Wireless Keyboard (2011). Visit support.apple.com/en-us/HT201806 to find out which model you have.
  7. Data accurate as of product launch.               
  8. ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  9. Apple defines its restrictions on harmful substances, including definitions for what Apple considers to be “free of”, in the Apple Regulated Substances Specification. Every Apple product is free of PVC and phthalates with the exception of AC power cords in India, Thailand (for two-prong AC power cords), and South Korea, where we continue to seek government approval for our PVC and phthalates replacement.

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