Play HD/4K MKV on Apple TV 4/3/2/1 in Best Quality

Apple TV 4 will give us endless entertainment at home. Apple TV has been redesigned to be small in size but big on entertainment. Rent from the largest selection of HD MKV movies – many available the same day they come out on DVD. Watch Netflix titles instantly. Rent TV shows, commercial free in HD. And stream photos and music from your computer to your widescreen TV. But if you want to play movies videos or other media files on Apple TV 4 without interruption, just keep reading and you will get the answers here.

Apple TV so far does not support MKV video properly. The most convenient approach is to convert the MKV file into Apple TV supported formats, like H.264/MPEG-4 video up to 720p. If you get a couple of HD MKV files and want to watch them on Apple TV, you have to convert them to Apple TV friendly formats first. To do this, a simple and user-friendly tool video converter is highly recommended. 

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac (Windows) is a professional video converter which comes with 250+ video codecs & 50 audio codecs, thus able to convert MKV 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 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 any SD, HD, 4K UHD (H.265, MP4AVI, evenDVDBlu-rayISO etc) videos for playing on Apple TV 4/3/2/1. Thanks to the High Quality Engine, the output file will be in good quality. (read review)

Follow the guide below and complete the HD/4K MKV to Apple TV conversion in Mac quickly and easily.

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Step 1. Load MKV files

Launch the MKV to Apple TV converter and drag .mkv files to the software interface to import the file. It supports batch conversion.


Step 2. Choose Apple TV supported format

Click on “Format > Apple TV > Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)”, this profile is just what you need. 

Choose output file format for Apple TV 4     

This format will ensure you 1080p quality with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound pass-through. Both AC3 and AAC audio are retained within the format so that you can either let Apple TV pass-through Dolby Digital to A/V receiver to take advantage of your 5.1 surround sound system, or have Apple TV decodes AAC and exports stereo audio.

Tips: If you like to tweak a little, click Settings, you are allowed to change the frame rate, resolution, bitrate and other specifications of the videos, if the tech terms look taunting to you, proceed to the next step.

Step 3. Start the MKV to Apple TV conversion

Click “Start conversion” button to transcode HD/4K MKV for ATV . After the short conversion, you will be able to get the output files for Apple TV via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can store MKV movies to NAS and stream them to Apple TV smoothly.

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