While a Apple TV 4K can play 4K videos from sources like iTunes and Netflix, that support is conspicuously blank from one of a many renouned tvOS apps, YouTube.
YouTube videos are limited to 1080p, according to early reviewers such as The Verge. The emanate appears to be Apple’s preference not to support Google’s VP9 codec, notwithstanding it being open and giveaway to use. The same problem prevents 4K YouTube videos from personification in a Mac and iOS versions of Safari.
Apple reportedly has no timeframe for when —or if —it will supplement VP9. The Apple TV relies on H.264/HEVC, a company’s elite video format opposite all a devices.
The miss of 4K YouTube video could be cryptic for Apple, given that use has a flourishing library of 4K content, and opposition inclination like a Roku Ultra, Chromecast Ultra, and Amazon Fire TV do offer a aloft resolution.
The new Apple TV is also blank support for Dolby Atmos approximate sound, notwithstanding concurrently pioneering Dolby’s Vision HDR format. In that box however, Apple has betrothed a program update.
The Apple TV 4K ships this Friday, starting during $179 for a 32-gigabyte model.