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Apple TV 4K Review

Apple TV 4K Review and Comparisions

An In-dept Review of the Newly Released Apple TV 4K

With the Apple TV 4K now in stores (starting at $179 US/$229 CAN) some great reviews are now coming in including one from the Engadget team. They made a quick 7 minute video going into the Apple TV 4K pros and cons they even took the time to compare the current Apple TV to the past Apple TV 4.

You may want to check out the FAQ for a quick answer to all your Apple TV 4K questions.

Source: Engadget

Apple TV 4K FAQ

A quick FAQ for everything you need to know about the anticipated Apple TV 4K.

Tech site iMore released a very helpful FAQ for all your must need, gotta know questions about the newly announced 5th generation Apple TV: The Apple TV 4K.

Here are some of the more important answers to the FAQs

When can I order it and when can I get my hands on it?

  • Apple TV 4K goes on pre-sale September 15 and ships on September 22.

What’s it going to cost?

  • 32GB Apple TV 4K: $179 ($229 CAN)
  • 64GB Apple TV 4K: $199 ($249 CAN)
  • 32GB Apple TV: $149 ($199 CAN)
    • Note: They have discontinued the 64GB Apple TV 4 (It is still available as a refurbished device)

VUDU Coming Soon to Apple TV 4

The new and popular streaming app service VUDU is in development for the Apple TV 4 and will soon be available. The app offers free (with ads) and paid movies and TV shows.

The launch date has not been revealed yet.

For more info check out MacRumors.

Source: MacRumors

Apple TV 4 Jailbreak Coming Soon!

Amazing news!

The Pangu Team, responsible for many iOS jailbreaks (and most recently the iOS 9.1 jailbreak) have recently announced they are on the verge of officially releasing a jailbreak for the Apple TV 4 via tweet.

We will release jb for Apple TV4(9.0.x) next week which only has SSH access. It’s mainly for security researchers and jailbreak developers.

PanguTeam (@PanguTeam) March 11, 2016

Previously adding Kodi to the ATV4 was a bit of a difficult task as only MAC users can do it. But with a jailbreak the task will be opened to anyone (MAC or PC users).

The jailbreak will only include SSH access (for now *fingers crossed*) which means adding Kodi may require a bit of skill but it will definately be easier than the current options.

Source: 9to5Mac


Alpha Version of Kodi for ATV4 is Now Available on tvOS

Kodi for ATV4 is now available!

An official version of Kodi for ATV4 is now available in it’s Alpha stage. Certain thing within Kodi will not work but it’s a move in the right direction shortly after MRMC released his version of Kodi. As it is still in the Alpha phase there are still quite a few things that do not work correctly. But this is still a HUGE step towards a full version of Kodi on the Apple TV. In the next few days the Apple TV 4 Jailbreak team will test out the Alpha version of Kodi for the ATV4 and post a video review on it’s YouTube channel.

So will you buy an Apple TV 4?

Source : Official Kodi site

And if you would like to try your hand at adding or sideloading Kodi yourself check out this page below. The steps are pretty simple and straightforward. And shout out to the iDownloadBlog team for creating a well laid out guide so you shouldn’t have any issues doing it yourself but…

Keep in mind prior to sideloading you will need the following.

Source: iDownloadBlog


Kodi on ATV4? A TVOS Port in the Works

Kodi on ATV4? Yes it’s coming soon and now closer than ever!

MrMC a senior Kodi member is currently working on a version for Kodi on ATV4. This port would be fully compatible with the new TVOS operating system. In the effort to become fully compatible with TVOS and meet Apple criteria some Kodi features will be lost.
Note: A list of lost features was not mentioned or provided.

“MrMC is a fork/rebrand/refactor of Kodi. All offending sins have been purged from the codebase. So some features of Kodi might not be present. This lets us get into the App Store, not only for TVOS but iOS and OSX as well. Our timeline is a few weeks, basics are up and stable. Just some minor issues to resolve.

Kodi itself would never get approved. Not for TVOS nor iOS or OSX. Too many sins. So even when Kodi gets ported to TVOS, the only ways to get on the physical device are;

a) self compile, install via xcode
b) ipa resign/repack install via xcode
c) ipwnstore or similar.

Eventually, you will be able to run Kodi on the new AppleTV. But the port is not trivial and MrMC fork has a month head start and I’m an expert at porting the code base (did the original ATV1, ATV2, iOS, and Android ports) and dealing with issues. Others known me as ‘davilla’.

As soon as we enter the App Store, then all our private work becomes public and Kodi devs can start cherry-picking. Or they can start on their own version now, their choice.

We don’t see Kodi as competition to MrMC fork. We are aiming at the 80 percent users that just want to play their local content without having to do flips and tricks to get there. Kodi can have the other 20 percent geeks and tweakers” – MrMC


MrMC Screen Shot

So what do you think of a “lite” version of Kodi on ATV4?

Check out MrMC’s site here.

Source: Official Kodi site

Apple TV 4 Could Ship as Early as Next Week

The Verge is reporting the Apple TV 4 release could happen as early as next week. This would be amazing news as people can get an early start for X-mas and potential deals for Black Friday (fingers crossed).

Read the entire story here.