Originally Posted by Andrew Stirling
That wouldn’t help as the Apple TV doesn’t support Vp9.
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That's what I was curious about. I know people have said Apple TV doesn't support Vp9, but wasn't sure if it was from a hardware level, or simply software level. Since this is an Apple thread, I was going to use the Mac as an example here:
I know that the Mac doesn't support hardware acceleration for vp9 as far as video drivers go, however, you can install "Google Chrome
" on a Mac and have Vp9 support. It's the most reliable way I've found to watch 4K videos from YouTube, on a Mac without a lot of playback issues.
With that said, I thought it might be possible for them to do the same for the Apple TV 4K model. The other example, is Roku, I don't think they natively support Vp9 either, but Google was able to add it to the YouTube channel, so HDR / 4K videos would play in HDR.
Speaking of which, I am glad Google did change the Apple TV YouTube App to be consistent with my other devices in look and feel. They also added Chromecast support, so, Apple TV, isn't limited to AirPlay now.
If you open the YT app, and then go to a device that's cast compatible, such as the YT app for iOS, or android, the Apple TV will show up in the list now.
Anyway, those are just some of my thoughts, and experiences having used multiple products.