Apple TV 4K to get Dolby Atmos audio in future tvOS update

Apple TV lacks Dolby Atmos, YouTube 4K; Apple Pay comes to ALDI

Apple TV 4K follows two leading formats on the market, Dolby Vision and HDR10, and the engineering shines through when streaming content.

While the new 48-hour rental period is available in the United States, we've reached out to Apple to see if it will be the same in other countries and regions that support iTunes movie rentals and will update this post when we hear back.

Through the new tvOS update, Canadians now get access to the Apple TV app-one of a seven countries this is rolling out to outside of the United States.

Watching a downloaded version of a 4K movie or viewing it on a slow Wi-Fi connection will produce an HD version - but not one in 4K. For instance, 4K video taken on an iPhone will play easily on an Apple TV 4K. Now, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching your rental.

The Verge's comprehensive review of the Apple TV 4K reports that Apple says "the lack of Atmos isn't a hardware limitation, and that support is on the roadmap".

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Netflix has now added HDR support for Apple's iPhone X and iPad Pro. If you buy something in HD through iTunes, you'll automatically get the 4K version when it's out. But it's awfully nice to watch a movie on your phone and then pick it up later on your PC, without having to deal with the tangled thorns of iTunes on Windows. Still, it's a free upgrade, so it's hard to complain too much. Caveat is, of course, that you need a 4K television-something many households don't now have.

CNET also had some positive and negative feedback on the new Apple TV, but ultimately gave the new product an overall rating of 8.5 predicated on its display, features and performance.

HD videos feature a higher-quality picture than SD videos.

The Apple TV 4K fits right into your Apple ecosystem. Your other Apple devices will play the higher-quality version if they're compatible. You could start streaming the rental within 30 days of purchase, of course.

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