Apple TV HD - Technical Specifications

Size and Weight
98 mm (3.9 inches) 98 mm (3.9 inches) 35 mm (1.4 inches)

Height: 35 mm (1.4 inches)

Width: 98 mm (3.9 inches)

Depth: 98 mm (3.9 inches)

Weight: 425 grams (15 ounces)1

35 mm (1.4 inches) 136 mm (5.4 inches)

Height: 136 mm (5.4 inches)

Width: 35 mm (1.4 inches)

Depth: 9.25 mm (0.36 inch)

Weight: 63 grams (2.2 ounces)1



Siri Remote

Bluetooth® 5.0 wireless technology

IR transmitter

Lightning connector for charging

Rechargeable battery providing months of battery life on a single charge (with typical daily usage)

Charging via USB to a computer system or power adapter (sold separately)

Control your TV or receiver via IR or CEC.3

Microphone for Siri

Touch-enabled clickpad








Ports and Interfaces
USB-C Built-in power supply HDMI 10/100 Ethernet

HDMI 1.44

802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO

10/100BASE-T Ethernet

Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology

IR receiver

USB-C for service and support

Built-in power supply


A8 chip with 64-bit architecture

System Requirements

Purchases, rentals and Home Sharing require an Apple ID that you use for the App Store and other Apple services.

Requires 802.11 wireless, Ethernet network or broadband internet access

Requires acceptance of the software licence terms at

Requires an HDMI cable (sold separately)

Video Formats

HEVC SDR up to 1080p, 30 fps, Main/Main 10 profile

H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 fps, High or Main Profile level 4.2 or lower

H.264 Baseline Profile level 3.0 or lower with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats

MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 fps, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4 and .mov file formats

Audio Formats

HE-AAC (V1), AAC (up to 320 Kbps), protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (up to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Apple Lossless, FLAC, AIFF and WAV; AC-3 (Dolby Digital 5.1) and E-AC-3 (Dolby Digital Plus 7.1 surround sound)

Photo Formats



Apple TV HD is compatible with HDTVs with HDMI4

Apple TV HD is compatible with Bluetooth keyboards5


Accessibility features help people with disabilities get the most out of their Apple TV. With built-in support for vision, hearing, mobility and learning, you can easily find and enjoy your favourite entertainment.
Learn more

Features include:

  • VoiceOver
  • Zoom
  • Bold Text
  • Increase Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Closed Caption and SDH Support
  • Accessibility Shortcut
  • Siri and Dictation
In the Box

Apple TV HD

Siri Remote

Power cord

Lightning to USB Cable


Apple TV  and the Environment

Apple takes a complete product life cycle approach to determining our environmental impact. Learn more

Apple TV HD with Siri Remote are designed with the following features to reduce their environmental impact:

Apple TV HD with Siri Remote

  • BFR‑free
  • PVC‑free6
  • Beryllium-free
  • Meets ENERGY STAR requirements

Apple and the Environment

Read our Product Environmental Reports for detailed information on the environmental performance of every Apple product.


Apple takes a holistic view of materials management and waste minimisation. Learn more about how to recycle your Apple products.