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Apple TV Movies: How to Convert and Play 4K Movies on Apple TV (4)

The Apple TV 4 doesn't have 4K support. Learn how to play 4K movies on Apple TV (4).

Watching latest Apple TV movies, TV shows, live sports in the living room after work has been a good entertainment for us. Latest new Apple TV 4 steps a huge leap forward with a faster processor, refined and attractive interface, Siri remote and Voice search, plenty of worthwhile apps and games, just except 4K support.

Does Apple TV 4K support really matter that much? It's been suggested by some that 4K resolution should have been included in the new Apple TV 4, given that 4K video recording is a new feature of iPhone 6S/6S Plus, but there are also comments arguing that Apple TV 4K support might have been impractical to release this time. Whatever, we believe Apple puts on hold the 4K support into Apple TV 4 for some tech reasons and it is planning on the way.

Then comes to the topic, is it possible to play 4K movies videos on Apple TV 4? Technically, until now, you cannot play 4K resolution movie on Apple TV 4 in original quality because it only supports 1080p HD output now. By means of a professional video converter, you can easily convert 4K to 1080p HD for playing any 4K movie on Apple TV (4).

Convert 4K Movie for Apple TV (4) with Winxvideo AI/for Mac

Apple TV only supports MP4, M4V, MOV video formats and its resolution is up to 1080p until now. With Winxvideo AI, you can also easily convert any 8K/4K video to 1080p/720p HD/SD in various formats like MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, WMV, H.264, as well as Apple TV 4/3/2, iPhone, iPad, Android and other device profiles with high quality at super-fast speed, thanks to its High Quality Engine, multi-core CPU and most advanced hardware acceleration technologies, Intel QSV, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC, etc.

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How to Convert and Play 4K Movie on Apple TV (4)

Free download and install Winxvideo AI on your PC (including Windows 10/11) or Mac (free download Mac version), and then follow the simple steps below to convert any 4K/1080p/720p movies videos to Apple TV (4) supported files formats.

Step 1. Input the (4K) movie.

Launch Winxvideo AI and click "+Video" button to load the desired 4K movie video you'd like to convert for playing on Apple TV.

Convert 4K Movies to Apple TV
Convert 4K Movies to Apple TV

Step 2. Convert 4K movie for Apple TV.

On the Output Profile panel, choose an Apple TV compatible format, MP4, M4V, or MOV. Alternatively, you can go to Apple Device and choose a premade Apple TV device profile. To change resolution, you should click the gear icon.

Step 3. Start to convert 4K movies for playing on Apple TV.

Click "Browse" to set a destination folder to save the converted movie for Apple TV. And hit "RUN" button to start converting the (4K) movie at one go. Then you can watch 4K movies on Apple TV (4) with ease.


author - Donna Peng

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Donna Peng's fascination with multimedia began at an early age - shortly after she licked the physical disc and then she's been obsessed ever since. Her decade-long career at Digiarty after the graduation has seen her unmatched expertise in the field of DVD, digital video, software and anything related to home theatre. She is currently fascinated with photography.

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