Airplay Amazon Prime to ATV...

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by StarShot, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. StarShot macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    I tried twice today to Airplay Amazon Prime to both an ATV3 and the new ATV4. In both cases, the picture
    is "letterboxes". While I'm not sure, it appears like the wide screen format is "squeezed" into letterbox form rather than the normal letterbox that just slices the ends off the picture.

    Wonder if this problem is caused by Amazon or Apple to downgrade the video picture? At the moment, it means nothing to me as my Samsung also has an Amazon Prime app that works just fine and if I happen to want to watch Amazon on my iPad, the picture is in normal wide screen mode.

    So, who fired the first shot, Amazon or Apple?
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    is that all on the same TV show? maybe that one show is just messed up
    Does it show up proper on your phone?

    that's the way that DVDs would do 16:9, they're recorded as a 4:3 picture, but a flag that tells the DVD player to stretch it to make it 16:9 on the output signal,

    try a different show and see if it's better.
  3. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2009
    Are you mirroring or Airplaying it? Try Airplay from your phone instead of your iPad. Let us know what you see then.

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