May 21, 2021 - Is there a difference when it comes to mounting an Apple TV 4 versus the Apple TV 4K? Definitely! Unlike competitors, HIDEit Mounts customizes mounts for the newest devices - it’s what helps set us apart from the competition.
And good news, HIDEit Mounts' existing ATV4K Mount works with the latest Apple TV released in 2021! Read on to find out more.
WHY DID HIDEit Mounts MAKEit?
When Apple released the Apple TV 4K model in 2017, we immediately wondered what changes might need to be made to our existing Apple TV 4 (4th generation) Mount. The ATV4 and 4K devices are so similar; they’re practically identical from the front. However, taking a closer look, we noticed a very important difference on the back of the ATV4K device. Vents!
A product comparison done by 9to5 states, "the fourth-generation Apple TV maxed out at 1080p video at 60 frames per second, the new 4K model supports a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160." Faster processing means more heat, and Apple knew it was necessary to make specific changes to accommodate cooling.
Well, HIDEit knows the importance of not blocking vents and ports as well!
One of our mounts’ key features is to ensure our sleek signature designs allow for maximum airflow. Shockingly, no one else in the market has redesigned their ATV4 Mount to accommodate this all-important aspect properly. We’ve had a solution for every Apple TV generation and were eager to lead the industry with another innovative mount once again!
Will This Mount Work for the New Apple TV 4K (2021)?
Simply put, yes!
Whether Apple calls it the Apple TV 4K 6th generation or the Apple TV 4K 2nd generation, our mount will work!
We were waiting to see if Apple would announce a new Apple TV since rumors were running rampant. Our design team kept a close eye on their April 20th event to prepare themselves.
Apple did announce a new Apple TV 4K for 2021! Alongside the announcement, the company announced some new features to the popular streaming media player. Apple is updating the internal chipset with the A12 Bionic chip, which will help power the new device. With the new chip, the Apple TV 4K (2nd generation) supports higher frame rate HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Dolby Vision, perfect for watching fast-paced sports or the home videos shot on your iPhone 12. HDR is currently supported on video apps such as Netflix and Disney+, and Apple notes they are working with FOX Sports, NBCUniversal, Paramount+, Red Bull TV, and Canal+ to support 60 frames per second video.
While the look of the set-top box didn’t get a radical change, the Siri Remote got a much-needed redesign. Gone is the large touchpad, replaced with a smaller touch wheel and a new back button. The Siri button has also been moved to the right side of the remote. To answer the question of where to mount your Apple TV, behind your TV is the perfect spot. No need to worry; the Siri Remote (2nd generation) will still work.
Just to reiterate, YES, our Apple TV 4K Mount will work for the new Apple TV, the Apple TV HD and the 4th generation Apple TV! So whether you already have one and are looking to upgrade or you need to buy a few for your home, rest assured HIDEit has the best Apple TV mount!