Playing videos on Apple TV app on Samsung TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by Tesjordan, May 21, 2019.

  1. Tesjordan macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2019
    Hi folks.

    I just purchased a new Samsung TV and to my luck I got it just as it was announced that Samsung TVs can now include the Apple TV app. I have a question: if I buy a 4K movie from my Itunes account and go to watch it on the Apple TV app on my Samsung TV, will the Apple TV app playback the movie in 4K? In other words, does Apple TV app have 4K capability?

    If anyone has any idea, I’d be grateful for a reply. Many thanks!!
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68040


    Jan 26, 2014
    Horsens, Denmark
    Since the TV app supports it on all native Apple platforms, it would surprise me greatly if it doesn't also on the TV. Wouldn't send a good signal for either company if it didn't support 4K, and they both agreed to this deal
  3. JCapps macrumors newbie


    Dec 30, 2017
    Nope they screwed us no 4K HDR on the Samsung TV app 1080p only.
  4. bumbo macrumors regular


    May 6, 2009
    Wow - is this true?! I'm not in the least bit disappointed I can't get the app now! AirPlay would have been nice but it's no deal breaker
  5. Tesjordan thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2019
    Thanks all for your replies.

    Very disappointed to hear what you said JCapps. May I ask how you know this with such apparent certainty?
    --- Post Merged, May 23, 2019 ---
    Would 4K work via Airplay?
  6. JCapps macrumors newbie


    Dec 30, 2017
    the movies only show up as hd in the description etc.

    that sums it up pretty well
  7. Tesjordan thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2019
    Blimey. You’re dead right; that vid sums it up VERY well. Really appreciate you sharing this, thank you. Yet another financially cynical approach from Apple. Put me right off.
    So, I’m guessing from this that the Airplay that’s now available on my Samsung TV also wouldn’t support 4K? I can’t seem to find any mention of it when searching.
  8. -Gonzo-, May 26, 2019
    Last edited: May 26, 2019

    -Gonzo- macrumors 6502


    Nov 14, 2015
    I wouldn’t take any notice of that video as the guy doesn’t have a clue as it does playback 4K.
    It even shows it’s playing back in 4K HDR in his video

    This video totally contradicts what he says and even shows the TV setting displaying HDR is enabled.

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