Apple TV 4K Streaming Reviews: Stream 4K Contents on Apple TV 4K

Posted by Abby Poole to 4K, Apple Resources, Apple TV | Last Updated on Dec.5, 2018

If you have get yourself a fancy 4K TV, now it's time to get some 4K contents. The recently released Apple TV 4K is a natural pick for that purpose, which lets you watch movies and shows in amazing 4K HDR quality. With $179 only, you are able to enjoy Apple 4K TV streaming, for example, Netflix 4K movies, 4K contents from Netflix, Hulu, ESPN with 4K HDR resolution imagery. Not only that, there are many reasons that you should buy Apple TV 4K to stream 4K contents on Apple TV.

Stream 4K Contents on Apple TV 4K

Stream 4K Contents on Apple TV 4K

5KPlayer - Stream 4K contents from iPhone iPad, Mac/PC to Apple TV 4K, so that you're able to enjoy your 4K HDR movies, TV shows, video clips on bigger screens even if the Apple TV 4K streaming gets stuck.
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Apple TV 4K Streaming Review: The Advantages & Disadvantages of Apple TV 4K

Top reasons you should buy an Apple TV 4K for 4K HDR streaming

But Apple TV 4K streaming is not all good. There are also some disadvantages as well.

Apple TV 4K Streaming: How to Stream 4K HDR from Apple TV 4K?

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As for how to stream Apple TV 4K contents, it goes similar to play HD movies on Apple TV. But before that, make sure you meet all needs of watching 4K HDR Dolby Vision quality videos below:

Purchased or rented video content with high-quality version (4K HDR Dolby Vision).

A device capable of playing 4K videos, like 4K TVs, Mac/Windows computers with 4K video player etc.

The latest versions of iOS or tvOS.

An internet connection fast enough to watch, Hulu, Amazon, Netflix 4K HDR contents. Apple recommends a minimum speed of 25 Mbps for 4K streaming.

Possible Problems for Apple TV 4K Streaming

1. Apple TV 4K Won't Stream YouTube 4K Videos. You know, 4K videos are usually encoded with HEVC, H.264, VP9 codecs. When you attempt to stream 4K videos to Apple TV 4K, you'd better make clear what 4K codec your 4K videos is encoded. You have no problem on streaming hevc video to Apple TV 4K, but things are different if you're trying to stream YouTube 4K to Apple TV 4K, since YouTube 4K videos are warpped in VP9 codec, which is not compatible for Apple TV 4K at all.
2. Dolby Vision freezing Apple TV 4K.  According to Apple Support Discussion, the problem is stated: "I get the Dolby Vision test screen every time I try to watch the Apple TV 4k device.  It's connected to a Denon X6400H via HDMI and the Denon is connected to a Vizio "P" series display.  The only way to get it to work is to unplug and plug back in.  The remote buttons are completely disable for me as well."
3. Streaming 4K MKV/H.265 to Apple TV 4K not working. If you're trying to stream 4K MKV/H.265 movies on a 1815+ Synology with Plex Server, the 1815+ Synology being obviously not powerful enough for 4K transcoding with Plex. This is frustrating.

What If Apple TV 4K Streaming Buffering? Free Download 4K Contents Instead

It's inevitable that sometimes streaming buffering on Apple TV 4K, maybe an Internet connection matters, or your 4K movies are not supported by Apple TV 4K. In this case, you may consider free download streaming Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go movies or TV shows. However, according to the MacRumors Apple TV 4K support document states, "You can download a local copy of an HD movie, and you might be able to download HDR and Dolby Vision versions, but you can't download a 4K version." Does this mean you're at your wit's end when Apple TV 4K buffering? Not really.

You can get Apple TV 4K streaming download with a solid 4K downloader - MacX Video Converter Pro. It supports you to hassle-free download 4K contents from sites in MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV etc with no quality loss, be it YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and more. Once you saved the streaming source, you are able to eventually enjoy 4K contents on iPhone iPad or other 4K compatible portable device anytime and anywhere, even without Wi-Fi.

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How to Download 4K Contents on Mac/Windows?

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Step 1: Free download the 4K downloader for Mac or Windows version for PCs and launch it. Then click on YouTube to get ready for 4K contents download.

Step 2: Copy your target Apple TV 4K streaming content URL from 4K video sites, like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion etc. Paste & Analyze to detect the URL details.

Step 3: Choose 4K resolutions (3840 * 2160), output format, codec, size from the popped up window.

Step 4: Tap Free Download icon to download 4K videos from YouTube, Vimeo etc. within minutes.

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MacX Video Converter Pro can easily download 4K streaming movies, TV shows, videos in MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, MOV, AVCHD etc. from the sites, be it YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo etc. Thus you're able to enjoy your Apple TV 4K HDR movies on iPhone iPad Android devices, 4K UHD TVs, 4K video player on Mac or Windows computer smoothly.

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