Can Apple TV run MKV files?

Does Apple TV support MKV videos? No, the problem is files with the file extension . mkv are not supported by Apple TV.

Can Apple TV play MKV 1080p?

Answer: A: Answer: A: AppleTV cannot play MKV files. If you have an app that can Airplay an MKV file be aware that the app will be decoding the MKV locally and then recompressing to either an h264 stream or compressing the iPad screen display and sending via Airplay – either way quality will suffer.

How do I convert MKV files to Apple TV?


  1. Download and install XMedia Recode.
  2. Launch XMedia Recode.
  3. Drag and drop your MKV into the program.
  4. Select the MKV you want to convert.
  5. Under Format Tab, change the Format the MP4 and the video codec to MPEG-4 AVC/H.
  6. Under the Video Tab, check the box that says “Video copy.”

Why does my Apple TV keep skipping?

The skips happen every couple seconds and last a couple seconds. Seems like the frequency of the skipping is consistently timed. This is usually fixed by restarting the Apple TV.

Does Apple TV have VLC?

VLC on the Apple TV allows you to get access to all your files and video streams in their native formats without conversions, directly on the new Apple device and your TV. And, following VideoLAN’s mission, VLC on the Apple TV is fully free and open source, and available right now on the App Store.

Why won’t my Apple TV load movies?

Try watching on a different device using the same Wi-Fi or cellular connection. If it doesn’t work, contact your internet service provider to see if there’s an issue with your network. If other people are using Apple TV+ or Apple TV channels, make sure it doesn’t exceed the limits for streaming on multiple devices.

Can You stream MKV from Mac to Apple TV?

AirPlay can mirror streaming MKV video from Mac to Apple TV. Thus, you can play MKV files on Apple TV 5/4/3/2/1 for free. The main disadvantage is that the MKV streaming video quality and fluency is reduced. If you don’t mind, you can stream MKV to Apple TV by AirPlay mirroring.

Why does my Apple TV not play MKV?

Some audio or video stream in MKV file may be not accepted by Apple TV 4K, for example, the MKV file contains a codec that Apple TV 4K won’t recognize. So simply remuxing MKV to MP4, MOV or M4V doesn’t help solve MKV playback error in Apple TV 4K.

How to play ATV 5 MKV on Apple TV?

Tip: When you want to output 4K MP4 for ATV 5, you need to back to the main UI then click “Settings”. In “Video Size” box, tap 3840×2160 into the box. Then you can adjust the video bitrate, frame rate and preview the output video size at the below chart. Hit the “Convert” button to start MKV to Apple TV 4K conversion process.

How do I connect my iPhone to my Apple TV?

Call out the Control Center on your iPhone, click the “AirPlay” button to enter the setting panel. 3. Click your Apple TV to connect your iPhone to your Apple TV, choose “Mirroring”, and “Bam”, the screen of your iPhone is being mirrored on your Apple TV.