The new Apple TV delivers the most polished video experience today, with speedy reactions and a familiar yet attractive interface. It has the best remote on the market. Siri’s voice search makes finding stuff to watch even easier, with search results pulled from numerous services beyond iTunes. However, the new small set-top box still don’t support 4K content streaming. What if you have some 4K videos and want to watch them on the new Apple TV? Don’t worry! In this article, I will introduce two easy ways on how to stream 4K content on the new Apple TV.
Solution 1: Downscale and Convert 4K to 1080p for the new Apple TV
To easily get 4K content playback on Apple TV, you can downscale and convert 4K t 1080p videos. Along with some help from Brorsoft Video Converter ( Video Converter for Mac ), you can effortlessly achieve your goal smoothly. This program features high efficiency and seamless conversion. With it, you can convert 4K videos to Apple TV compatible 1080p MP4 or M4V videos without quality loss. Here is how to do it.
Step 1: Click “Add Files” button to load 4K video files to the software.(Note: batch conversion is supported, so you can load more than one file to save time.)
Step 2: Click “Format” bar and turn to the Apple TV category. Here “Apple TV 3 1080p Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” preset is recommended.
Step 3: When you finish the settings, you can press the big “Convert” button to kick off the conversion. By using future-proof technology, the conversion will be finished with ultrafast speed and the best video quality kept. After the conversion, you can then enjoy your 4K videos on HD TV via the new Apple TV with ease.
Solution 2: Play 4K on Apple TV with 5KPlayer
If don’t want to convert 4K videos, you can directly play high resolution format on Apple TV with 5KPlayer. 5KPlayer supports playing and downloading 8K/4K videos from hundreds of online websites. It empowers your Windows PC and Mac to directly stream UHD content to Apple TV 4/3/2 as smooth as cream. AirPlay iPhone 6S/ 6S Plus, AirPlay Netflix, AirPlay on Windows 8/10, AirPlay TV Shows, there’s almost nothing that 5KPlayer AirPlay cannot handle. Below are the steps:
Step 1: Free Download AirPlay Sender – 5KPlayer (Windows Ver.) on your PC, or Mac Ver. on your Mac.
Step 2: Play the saved 4K content on your Mac/PC with 5KPlayer
Step 3: Click the AirPlay button on the top right corner of the main interface to view AirPlay 4K video receivers.
Note: Check if your Mac/PC and Apple TV connect the same WIFI network.
Step 4: Click Apple TV and you’ll see the 4K video playing on the big HDTV.
Note: AirPlay has limitations on file format, so make certain that the 4K contnets are in MOV, M4V, MP4.