Although Apple’s latest Apple TV update hasn’t really been the gaming force the company had hoped for, it looks like the tech giant still doesn’t give up.
The next model of Apple TV can support a display frequency of 120 Hz, probably with a resolution of 4K. 9 to 5Mac revealed links to “120 Hz” and “supports 120 Hz” in the latest beta version of tvOS 14.5, hinting that Apple is testing this feature.
The higher refresh rate will allow Apple TV to play smoother multimedia with such a horrible soap opera effect, but more importantly, it can also be applied to games.
However, to support 120 Hz, the new Apple TV must also have an HDMI 2.1 port. With the release of Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and HDMI 2.1 compatible TVs, support for 120 Hz is beginning to turn into the expected console gaming feature. The current Apple TV supports a maximum refresh rate of 60 Hz at 4K.
Rumors that Apple plans to release an updated Apple TV with a faster A14X processor and a focus on gaming have been circulating for months. There are also reports that the company may plan to abandon the often disappointing touchpad designer Siri Remote in favor of more traditional physical buttons.
Just a few days ago, Apple added 30 new games to its Apple Arcade game subscription service for $ 5.99 a month, including Monument Valley,, Cut the rope,, Oregon Trail and Fantasy. It is possible that the addition of these names could be prepared for the launch of a new version of Apple TV later in April.