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The media streamers and soundbars to buy this holiday season

The media streamers and soundbars to buy this holiday season

Apple has gone to great lengths to ensure that its media services work on a number of set-top boxes, but for iOS or Mac users, the Apple TV 4K stands out as the streamer of choice. The box is tightly integrated with all of Apple’s services, and it has support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10 along with Dolby Atmos audio. Add in access to thousands of apps — including Netflix, Amazon Video, Hulu and Plex — and it can play almost anything. What’s more, TV+ has just launched, offering a wide array of original TV series and movies for $4.99 per month. Buy an Apple TV 4K and a yearly TV+ subscription is thrown in for free. That, on top of the recent launch of Apple Arcade, the company’s all-you-can-eat gaming service, means Apple TV can easily double as both a home entertainment box and gaming console. — M.B.