Stream and Convert MKV to Apple TV 4 and Playback in M4V 

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Do you have a lot of MKV downloadings at hand? Ever thought of playing MKV movies on the new Apple TV with a wonderful experience of both audio and visual enjoyment? Learn from the guide and get the best way to transcode MKV to the new Apple TV 4 friendly format, so you can play MKV on Apple TV 4 with excellent quality.

The long-awaited overhaul to Apple‘s living room set-top box is here. Apple finally unveiled its new Apple TV this past week, debuting the new device alongside refreshed iPhones and a brand new iPad Pro. After you got this powerful ATV 4, you need to know there are only two official and free methods to stream video files to Apple TV from computer: iTunes or AirPlay. Unfortunately, neither of the two supports MKV as the input format.

Likewise, you’ll be greatly disappointed if you turn to other alternatives since most of them are not only expensive but also have inevitable defects: only support several formats, require installing some plug-ins, and with an endless line of embedded goods, etc. So is there any way to help you to play .mkv files on the Apple TV 4 without limitation?

Okay, for all users, if you want to stream MKV files to the new Apple TV, Apple TV 3/2 for playback, you’ll need to convert your MKV files to Apple friendly format (e.g. m4v). Along with some help from third-party software. With Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, a great Mac MKV Converter for Apple TV 4, you can easily achieve your goal smoothly. In addition to converting MKV to the new Apple TV, it also can MP4, H.265, Tivo, AVCHD, VOB, MPEG-2, Video_TS, MXF, WMV, AVI, DivX, Xvid, TiVo, Flash format, WebM, and etc to Apple TV 4 video format.

Overall, this all-in-one Video Converting tool can help you to rip Blu-ray, DVD and various video files to your Apple TV 4 for watching. Furthermore, it is also equipped with advanced editing function like add subtitles, effect, text or picture watermark to MKV files, crop MKV black bars, trim or merge MKV files, compress output file size and etc. (Learn more functions in this review).

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The following guide shares with you how to encode 1080p/720p MKV to Apple TV 4 for playback on Mac step-by-step.

Step 1. Install and launch the MKV Converter for Apple TV 4, and click “Add file” or “Add from folder” button to load your MKV files. The software supports batch conversion so that you can add several MKV files to convert at one time. You can also load Internet torrents movies to Apple TV4.

Step 2. Click on “Format” boarder to set output format.

Click on the dropdown menu of “Format” and then move your pointer to “Apple TV 3 1080P Dolby Digital Pass-through(*.m4v)” from “Apple TV” which is the compatible format for Apple TV 4. Then you can set the output folder by clicking “Browse” icon as you need.

Step 3: Adjust audio and video parameters.

Click the “Settings” icon and you will go into a new interface named “Profile Settings”. You can adjust codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channel in the interface according to your needs and optimize the output file quality. To get AC3 5.1 auido files, you can set audio codec to AC3 and change audio channels to 5.1 Channels. Learn>> how to set up Apple TV 4.

Step 4. Finally click on “Convert” button to start converting MKV to 1080p HD M4V for Apple TV 4 on Mac.

After conversion, get converted video files for transferring to ATV 4 from Mac. In this way, you can get MKV files playable on Apple TV 4 with Mac OS Sierra without problems. We hope this short article will bring some new multimedia life to your Apple TV 4.

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