Apple TV finally gets 4K YouTube support But There are Some Limitations

Here is the good news first – if you’re an Apple TV 4K owner, you’ll be able to lastly watch YouTube movies in wonderful UHD 4K resolution? The dangerous news? You may nonetheless get a greater expertise utilizing other gadgets.

As long as your 4K Apple TV system is running tvOS 14 or newer, you should begin to see support for 4K videos in Google’s streaming video participant quickly.

Nevertheless, you will still solely get 30fps body charges, and there is no HDR help for the app on the Apple TV 4K system. You can get to 60 frames per second, but solely at 1440p resolutions.

Streams behind the competition

YouTube has also confirmed {that a} 4K / 60fps mode with HDR ought to be coming to iPad and iPhone quickly, however, it’s not tied to an app release, however as an alternative a remote update, which means it is unclear when it will be universally available.

Whereas the Apple TV update widens the pool of 4K content somebody can watch without dipping into their pockets to Apple’s film buying choices or a paid-for streaming service, it is still leagues behind even a number of the most affordable, greatest streaming gadgets and sticks. The premium paid for Apple’s gadget proper now nonetheless would not feel price it.

At least although it reveals Apple widening file format help on the device – its avoidance of the VP9 codec was what had previously saved Apple TV tied to 1080p streams, Google’s codec of choice.