Apple TV 4K won't let you download 4K movies

Apple's latest support document has disclosed that Apple TV 4K users will not be able to download 4K videos, unlike the HDR and Dolby Vision videos and will only be able to stream the content.

By Vijeta

Apple has made it clear in the latest support document that Apple TV users will not be able to download 4k content. The news comes ahead of the Apple TV 4K launch.

Apple TV 4K won't let you download 4K movies

Cupertino based technology giant is not falling behind in its promise to offer quality 4K videos and movies in ample amount. However, users get to access 4K movies and videos for a price. While HDR and Dolby Vision movies will be available for download, 4K movies will remain limited to streaming.

The support document read, "You can download a local copy of an HD movie, and you might be able to download HDR and Dolby Vision versions, but you can't download a 4K version"

The reason for Apple's decision to restrict users from downloading 4K content is still not clear. Although the possibility of a licensing issue cannot be denied. Moreover, Apple is not charging users an extra amount for 4K content. 4K movies will be charged as much as the HD version. Another reason for the decision could possibly be the large size of 4K videos.

Apple also stated in the support document that a minimum internet speed of 25mbps will be required to stream 4K videos in full quality. For connections with slower speeds, Apple will downsize the quality of the content.

Not only this, Apple has also stated that users will not be able to access 4K videos available on YouTube. The reason for the same is the fact that Apple TV does not support the format YouTube uses to stream its videos.

Apple TV 4K will be shipped to buyers in the U.S. starting September 22, 2017.



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