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Apple TV 4K 64GB Now Only $123, Which Is Great News for Gamers Like Me

Save over $70 on the premium streaming box during Amazon's Early Access Sale.

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Ty Pendlebury is a journalism graduate of RMIT Melbourne, and has worked at CNET since 2006. He lives in New York City where he writes about streaming and home audio.
Expertise Ty has worked for radio, print, and online publications, and has been writing about home entertainment since 2004. He majored in Cinema Studies when studying at RMIT. He is an avid record collector and streaming music enthusiast. Credentials
  • Ty was nominated for Best New Journalist at the Australian IT Journalism awards, but he has only ever won one thing. As a youth, he was awarded a free session for the photography studio at a local supermarket.
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Following discounts on the Apple TV HD, the top-of-the-line Apple TV 4K is at its lowest price yet during the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale for both the 32GB ($109) and the 64GB ($123) versions.

At $180 the Apple TV 4K 64GB is expensive, but for $123 it's the one to get, especially as it's much more powerful and flexible than the $99 Roku Ultra. If you have the choice between the Apple TV HD and 4K models, go for the latter -- specifically if you own a TV made in the last few years. The 4K model offers better picture quality with Dolby Vision plus support for spatial audio standard Dolby Atmos. As a user of both streamers I've found the 4K to be the best all-round device for both gaming and streaming.

I was a Roku user for a long time, but it's not really a great choice for gaming, even if you have a top-of-the-line Ultra. As a PC gamer I want to be able to use Steam Link to play on a big screen with my surround-sound system, and Roku doesn't have that app (yet?). I was originally using an Nvidia Shield, but found the Bluetooth pairing process for Xbox controllers to be time-consuming and flaky. 

I switched to the Apple TV 4K last year and now use it as both my main streamer and to play games like Pummel Party with the family, or even a few rounds of Fall Guys. The box pairs easily with both Xbox and PlayStation controllers and will support up to four at a time. If you subscribe to Apple Arcade, games like SongPop Party are a real hoot.