Apple only allows streaming, not download, of upgraded 4K movies

Isaac Cain
September 23, 2017

With that in mind, here are four streaming video apps you're going to want to download right away for your new iPhone. But it's the Apple TV 4K's power that might prove more important over time, he wrote. But, judging by this support document, you won't be able to download the 4K version of the titles you already purchased-only the HD versions. Henceforth, there will be a lot of content available to you to watch on your new iPhone models and 2017 iPad Pro models.

The price for the new model (5th generation) starts at US$179 for 32GB. Still, it's a free upgrade, so it's hard to complain too much.

Netflix has confirmed that Apple's latest smartphones, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X will be able to stream Netflix content in HDR and Dolby Vision.

There are plenty of folks who shell out $79 a year for Amazon Prime to get free delivery on their Amazon purchases, yet don't even realize it includes a subscription to the company's ever-improving streaming video service.

So Apple's decision to treat 4K and HD the same is a good one. You can use Siri, by the way, to find 4K content for you on Apple TV.

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For those looking to invest in a streaming player, Apple TV is a good choice. The non-4K version is getting the new remote, too.

HD videos feature a higher-quality picture than SD videos. Taking everything into consideration, the publication concludes that "Apple TV 4K is a worthwhile upgrade that makes plenty of sense". Given that rival devices are cheaper, what you're buying isn't the device, but an experience - integration and syncing with all your other Apple gadgets.

Apple's set-top box received a pretty significant update at the iPhone X event.

In his review, Carnoy noted that while the Apple TV 4K has some nice features, many televisions featuring 4K resolution "have perfectly good on-board apps", like the Apple TV 4K.

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