MKV to Apple TV: How to Play MKV File on Apple TV 4K/4/3?

Q: "My friends has sent me a lot of interesting videos in .mkv format. When I try to play these MKV files on my Apple TV 4 via a USB drive, an error message showed "error file". Anybody know why and how to solve my question? Thanks a lot!"

Apple TV is a powerful streaming TV box that can receive digital data from a number of sources and stream it to a capable TV. And it's now up-to-date to support 4K HDR output. From it's official website, you can see it supports video formats in M4V, MP4 and MOV encoded with H.264 by default, your MKV files are not in the queue. That's why some of you won't play MKV files on Apple TV 4K/4/3 with ease. Here's the best MKV and Apple TV 4K/4/3 workflow and please keep on reading.

MKV (Matroska) which is a container format like .mp4, .m4v, .avi or .mov that can hold video, audio and subtitle streams in to one file. To play MKV files on Apple TV 4K/4/3, you need to convert MKV to Apple TV compatible video/audio formats via a third party video converter. After several test, I found Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac had done a good job in this conversion.

With it, you can effortless convert 1080P/720P mkv files to Apple TV 4K/4/3 compatible formats without losing its original quality and resolution. Best of all, you can also convert  AVI, WebM, MTS, MOV, MP4, WMV, etc videos as well as Blu-ray/DVD discs for playing on Apple TV, iPhone, iPod, Android tablet, Android phone, editing softwares as you like. For Windows users, please turn to Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate.

Free download Best MKV to Apple TV Video Converter:
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Guide: Convert MKV Files to Apple TV Compatible Formats

Mac Version Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate taken as example, Windows Version share the same steps. Just keep in mind you have download the right version, Mac platform .exe files cannot be installed on Windows OS – and vice versa.

Step 1. Load MKV Files

Install and launch the best MKV to Apple TV Video Converter, simply click “Load File” to load your MKV files to the program.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Simple click Format drop-down list, and pick Apple TV H.264 .m4v from Apple TV category as your output format.
Or you can choose other presets according to your devices.


Step 3. Start Converting MKV Files to Apple TV 4K/4/3

With all setting, tap the Convert button on the main UI to convert MKV files to Apple TV 4K/4/3 compatible video formats without losing quality.
Afterwards, you can click Open button to quickly locate the converted files and transfer them to a USB drive.
Now, feel free to play the converted MKV files on Apple TV 4K/4/3 on the go.

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