New Apple TV 4 Won’t Play iPhone 6S/6S Plus Shoots 4K Video, Solved!

New Apple TV can’t play iPhone shoots 4K video

Now, with Apple’s new iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, you can shoot Glorious 4k video – a resolution way beyond 1080p, one that was technically impossible to achieve with previous iPhone models as there simply weren’t enough horizontal pixels available. However, for those people who have just got a new Apple TV, you may find that your new Apple TV can’t play the 4K video.

“My new iPhone shoots 4k video, new Apple TV can’t play it. It appears the new Apple TV supports 1080p at best.”

iPhone 6S/6S Plus 4K video

Can New Apple TV Support 4K Video Streaming

When Apple’s next-generation Apple TV finally arrives at market later this year, it will bring a groaning board of new features to the company’s dusty set-top box – as BuzzFeed News first reported. But it will lack one that some Apple watchers had presumed inevitable: 4K video capability.

How to Play iPhone 6S/6S Plus shoots 4K video on Apple TV 4?

Since the new Apple TV lacks the capability to stream 4K video, therefore, the only solution to play iPhone 6S/6S Plus shoots 4K video on Apple TV 4 is compressing 4K video to 1080p. Now, with our best 4k video converter software - Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, you can easily convert and compress iPhone 6S/6S Plus shoot 4K video to Apple TV 4 playable 1080p resolution videos.

For Mac users, just go to download Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac to compress 4K video to 1080p on Mac OS X El Capitan.

Related topics: Upload 4K Video to YouTube | Play 4K Video on Mac 

Before viewing iPhone shoots 4K video on Apple TV 4, you can do some simple video editing work with our program. You can trim the 4K video to remove unwanted portion from the video, crop the 4K video to remove the black edges around the video frame, merge separate 4K video into one single file, split large 4K video into small parts by file length, count or resolution.

Related topics: best 4K video editor

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How to Compress iPhone 6S/6S Plus Shoots 4K Video for New Apple TV 4 Streaming?

Step 1:Import iPhone 6S/6S Plus shoots 4K video.
Install and start the program on your computer, on the top menu bar, click “File”, from its drop-down option, select “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from folder” to load iPhone shoot 4K video to the program.

Load iPhone shoots 4K video

Step 2: Specify output file format.
Since iPhone 6S/6S Plus shoots video format can be directly played on Apple TV 4, therefore, you can choose the output file format the same as the original file format.

Specify output file format

Step 3: Compress 4K to 1080p.
Open “Profile Settings” window, click “Size(pix)” to select 1920*1080 to compress iPhone 6S/6S Plus shoots 4k video to 1080p for streaming with new Apple TV 4.

Compress 4K to 1080p

Step 4: Edit iPhone 6S/6S Plus 4K video.

Trim 4K video length: Open “Video Editor” window and switch to the “Trim” tab, you can drag the slider bars to include the segment you want to remain, click the left square bracket to set start point, and click the right square bracket to set end point.

Trim video

Merge 4K video into one: On the main interface, check “Merge into one file” option to combine all your separate Halloween video clips into one single file.

Merge into one file

Split file into several small pieces: Click the “Split” button split under file list to launch the “Video Split” window. Checking “Enable” to enable it, and then you can split the file by file count, time length, or file size.

Split file into small parts

Crop black edges: drag the green dash line around the video to remove the black edges in the video frame.


Step 5: Start 4K video to 1080p video compress process.
Press right-bottom “Convert” button to begin start to compress iPhone 6S/6S Plus shoots 4K video to Apple TV 4 streamed 1080p resolution video.

When the conversion is completed, click “Open Output Folder” on the main interface to pop out the folder with generated files. Then feel free to streaming files to Apple TV 4 via iTunes or Plex.

Tips and guides to shoot 4K video with iPhone 6S/6S Plus?

Tips: 4K video takes up a lot of storage space. Three minutes of 4K footage shot on an iPhone 6s eat up one gigabyte of storage space. Therefore, be absolutely sure that your iPhone has enough free space to store whatever you’ll be recording. Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage to see how many gigs you have available. 16GB iPhone 6s users, feel free to give 4K video recording a try, but our advice is to stick with 1080p as your default video setting.

1. On your iPhone 6S/6S Plus, go to settings > Photos & Camera
2. Tap on the Recorded Video setting
3. Choose 4K at 30fps

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