Deutsche Telekom offers Apple TV 4K boxes to users, ditches the Siri Remote

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What you need to know

  • Deutsche Telekom is offering Apple TV 4K boxes to customers as a purchase or rental alongside its MagentaTV service.
  • Apple's revised Siri Remote isn't deemed good enough — Deutsche Telekom ships its own remote in the box.

German media and phone company Deutsche Telekom is offering customers the chance to bag themselves a new Apple TV 4K alongside its MagentaTV service as part of a purchase or rental deal. But despite the new Apple TV 4K getting a revised and much-improved Siri Remote, a bespoke remote is included in the box instead.

Announced via a press release, the new Apple TV 4K offer will be available from July 20 for both new and existing customers of the MagentaTV package.

"With Apple TV 4K we offer a perfect range of the best TV and excellent hardware with unique comfort to our customers. Thanks to the automatic login, our customers can immediately and easily access their favorite content on MagentaTV. The remote control developed for MagentaTV and certified by Apple also creates an extraordinary and unique customer experience. By this we are setting new standards on the TV market." says Michael Schuld, Head of TV at Telekom.

MagentaTV also benefits from Apple's "powerful zero sign-on experience" to make accessing the service easier than ever.

Customers will be able to buy an Apple TV 4K from Deutsche Telekon for €199 or rent it for €10 per month, the company also confirmed.

This deal is obviously only available to those in Germany, so anyone in the United States should keep an eye on our list of the best Apple TV deals to bag a local device instead.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.