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A new version of the Apple TV box with 4K video could ship as early as this year. Better late than never.
The next Apple TV could finally get a feature that’s been available on competing devices for almost two years.
That feature is 4K resolution output, also known as Ultra High Definition, which would likely allow the device to stream the highest-quality video available from services like Netflix and YouTube to compatible 4K TVs.
A new Apple TV box with 4K and “more vivid colors” will be available “as soon as this year,” according to Bloomberg. An Apple representative declined to comment on the report.
4K video streams from services like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and Vudu have been available for years. Netflix was the first to debut 4K streaming in April 2014, followed by Amazon and YouTube in 2015. They deliver improved video quality compared to standard high-definition streams.

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