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What Video Audio File Formats Does the New Apple TV 4 Support for Playing?

Apple TV 4 Supported File Formats – What Are the Best Video/Audio Formats for Apple TV 4?

We have been waiting for years for the release of a new Apple TV. Finally, Apple brought the fourth-gen Apple TV to us, along with new iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus on September 9, 2015. This brand new Apple TV 2015 is greatly enhanced, coming with slightly taller and thicker Apple TV design, a slightly bigger and thicker remote with the inclusion of motion sensors, Bluetooth 4.0, A8 chip, iOS 9-based tvOS (Rumor has is that tvOS 9.3 will be unveiled on WWDC 2016) with App Store access for applications and system-wide Siri support, increased local storage (32 & 64 GB) and so many new features. Obviously, this new Apple TV will give us endless entertainment at home. But if you want to play movies videos or other media files on Apple TV 4 without interruption, there's one thing you need to figure out – what Apple TV 4 supported file formats are. Keep reading and you will get the answers here.

Apple TV 4

Convert Incompatible Formats to Apple TV 4

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Apple TV 4 Supported Video/Audio File Formats/Codecs

4th Apple TV supports the following video and audio file formats and codecs. Before playing a video or an audio file on Apple TV 4, you'd better make sure that its format is included in the following Apple TV compatible file formats list. If not, a video converter that can convert videos to Apple TV 4 playable formats (e.g. convert MKV to Apple TV) is a necessity.

Apple TV 4 supported video formats:

- H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High or Main Profile level 4.0 or lower, 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 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats
- Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Apple TV 4 supported audio file formats:

- HE-AAC (V1)
- AAC (16 to 320 Kbps)
- Protected AAC (from iTunes Store)
- MP3 (16 to 320 Kbps)
- Audible (formats 2, 3, and 4)
- Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
- Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through

Play Unsupported Video File Formats on Apple TV 4

As you can see, Apple TV 4 supported video file formats are very limited. If you have some videos in Apple TV 4 incompatible formats, for example, MKV, FLV, M2TS, WebM, how can you play them on Apple TV? Take it easy. All you need to do is to change video format using a video converter like WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe.

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a professional video converter which comes with 320 video codecs & 50 audio codecs, thus able to convert almost all video formats to Apple TV 4 supported video file formats MP4, MOV, M4V. Most importantly, this user-friendly video converter is built with Apple TV 1, 2, 3 preset profiles, and will include Apple TV 4 profiles immediately after its release, to help users convert videos to Apple TV without complicated video audio parameter settings. And it is also worth noting that this tool can convert 8K, 4K UHD videos for playing on Apple TV 4. Thanks to the High Quality Engine, the output file will be in good quality. With the support for multi-core CPU, improved configuring for i5 i7 CPU, optimized AMD 3DNow! and Intel SSE3 SSE2 MMX Instructions, video conversion will be finished in a flash.

Convert to Apple TV 4 Supported Formats

Convert videos to Apple TV 4 supported file formats guide:

Step 1. Load the video you want to play on Apple TV 4.
After downloading, installing and launching this software, you just need to click +Video button to input target video.

Step 2. Select the output for Apple TV 4.
Hundreds of output profiles are out there. To convert videos to Apple TV 4 supported file formats, you can choose 'The New Apple TV' from 'to Apple TV Video' under the path 'Device Profile' -> 'Apple Device'.

Step 3. Begin converting for Apple TV 4.
Click Browse button to select a folder to save converted file. When all settings are finished, just hit RUN button to start converting video to best file format for Apple TV 4.

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If you want to convert videos for playback on Apple TV (1, 2, 3, 4), Roku, Chromecast, as well as other Apple devices iPhone iPad iPod, Android mobiles/tablets, Microsoft WP8, surface Pro, etc, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the best way out.

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