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Enabled by the new and more powerful Apple TV 4K, YouTube has enabled 4K video playback at 60 frames per second for its Apple TV app, rather than the previously capped 30 frames per second.

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YouTube rolled out 4K support for its Apple TV app in October; however, to much disappointment to users, playback was limited to only 30 frames per second. Thanks to the new powerful A12 Bionic processor, as noted on Reddit and the MacRumors Forum, YouTube is now able to play back 4K video at 60 frames per second. MacRumors testing also confirmed 4K video play back at 60 frames per second is not available on the older Apple TV 4K.



The exclusivity of YouTube playback at 4K at 60 frames per second on the new Apple TV 4K, which began arriving to customers today, is likely due to the video codec that YouTube uses compared to other apps, which requires more processing power.

Despite an updated processor, the new Apple TV features the same design as the previous generation but includes a completely redesigned Apple TV remote. The new Apple TV remote is also available for purchase separately for older Apple TVs.

Article Link: YouTube Enables 4K Video Playback at 60FPS on New Apple TV 4K
 
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haruhiko

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Confirmed that the new Apple TV 4K supports 4K HDR @ 59.94Hz on my 2017 LG 4K TV.
I still remember watching MaxTech and the host said that the new Apple TV 4K is not faster than the original Apple TV 4K since A12 is not faster than A10X in benchmarks. It turns out that a newer generation SoC does bring some tangible improvement to the experience.
 

Rychiar

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Only worthwhile if your internet service provider provides you with the bandwith to support 4k video streams. If 4k video's put too much strain on ISP's network infrastructure, expect prices to increase.
where? you can get 4k video on pretty much every kinda of broadband internet plan. its not something you need crazy speed for, it's simply the norm....
 

dmylrea

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Confirmed that the new Apple TV 4K supports 4K HDR @ 59.94Hz on my 2017 LG 4K TV.
I still remember watching MaxTech and the host said that the new Apple TV 4K is not faster than the original Apple TV 4K since A12 is not faster than A10X in benchmarks. It turns out that a newer generation SoC does bring some tangible improvement to the experience.
Leave it to Apple to not give you your full 60Hz. :)
 

RedTheReader

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Will this also work if you’re AirPlaying content from your phone? I prefer to use that method for most things, and YouTube especially is much easier to navigate from there.
 

laptech

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where? you can get 4k video on pretty much every kinda of broadband internet plan. its not something you need crazy speed for, it's simply the norm....
Remember, it was only a few years ago that ISP's put forward the notion of a two tier internet because the ISP's were complaining that the networking infrastructure was becoming saturated with heavy demand on network traffic due to an increase in online gaming and high quality video streams (4k was not around then). If ISP's were complaining back then that the infrastructure was struggling, how much do you think they are going to complain due to the increase in 4k video streams.

ISP's will increase their prices and they will use the increase in 4k video streaming as their reasoning.
 

FightTheFuture

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The Amazon Firestick 4k I bought 2 years ago for 50 bucks has been doing 4k60 on YouTube since it has been supported. And Dolby Vision, and HDR, and.....I am hardly impressed Apple.
Google pulled the YouTube app off Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show from 2017 to 2019. And the AppleTV 4K was released in 2017.

Either way you look at it, Apple TV owners haven’t missed out on much the past 4 years.
 
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