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The Apple TV streaming box is getting an upgrade. Apple has announced apps and games for the device can now be 20 times bigger than previously, suggesting that 4K compatibility is on the way.

Apps and games can now be as large as 4GB, which is 20 times bigger than the previous limit of 200MB.

This means more console games are likely to be ported across to Apple's streaming box of tricks, as it will be able to handle more complex and media-rich experiences.

Complex games were able to run on Apple TV before, but most of the data would have to be stored in Apple's Cloud. That makes it more complex for programmers. So this extra capacity should make it simpler for them, and hence mean more of them bring their titles to the Apple TV.

It could also point to Apple working on bringing 4K compatibility to the device, as 4K content would require much more storage.

Rival streaming boxes like the Amazon Fire TV and those from Roku can handle 4K, so Apple's box is lagging behind in that respect. Here's hoping it makes an announcement soon.

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