How to Play MKV Files on Apple TV in Mac/Win (Windows 10 included)

by Christine Smith • Jul 23,2019 • Proven solutions


1. Play MKV on Device+
  1. 1.1 Top MKV Player
  2. 1.2 Play MKV on Mac
  3. 1.3 Play MKV on Apple TV
  4. 1.4 Play MKV on Samsung TV
  5. 1.5 Play MKV on Sony TV
  6. 1.6 Play MKV on LG TV
  7. 1.7 Play MKV on PS3
  8. 1.8 Play MKV on Xbox One
  9. 1.9 Play MKV on Xbox360
  10. 1.10 Play MKV to iPhone
  11. 1.11 Play MKV to iPad
  12. 1.12 Play MKV on iPod
  13. 1.13 Play MKV on Android Phone
  14. 1.14 Play MKV in VLC
  15. 1.15 Play MKV in Windows Media Player
  16. 1.16 MKV Playback Issues in VLC
2. Convert MKV to Other Format+
  1. 2.1 Convert MKV to MP4
  2. 2.2 Convert MKV to MP4 on Mac
  3. 2.3 Convert MKV to MP4 Online
  4. 2.4 Convert MKV to MP3
  5. 2.5 Convert MKV to Audio
  6. 2.6 Convert MKV to WMV
  7. 2.7 Convert MKV to M4V
  8. 2.8 Convert MKV to AVI
  9. 2.9 Convert MKV to AVI Online
  10. 2.10 Convert MKV to FLV
  11. 2.11 Convert MKV to DVD
  12. 2.12 Convert MKV to MOV
  13. 2.13 Convert MKV to iTunes
  14. 2.14 MKV to MOV Converter Online
  15. 2.15 Convert MKV to VOB
  16. 2.16 Convert MKV to DivX
  17. 2.17 Convert MKV to MPEG
  18. 2.18 Convert MKV to MPEG2
  19. 2.19 Convert MKV to MPEG4
  20. 2.20 Convert MKV to XviD
  21. 2.21 Convert MKV to 3GP
  22. 2.22 Convert MKV to M2TS
  23. 2.23 Convert MKV to AVCHD
  24. 2.24 Convert MKV to H264
  25. 2.25 Convert MKV to TS
  26. 2.26 Convert MKV to VCD
  27. 2.27 Convert MKV to AC3
  28. 2.28 Burn MKV to DVD
  29. 2.29 Burn MKV to Blu-ray
  30. 2.30 Convert MKV to SWF
3. Convert Other Format to MKV+
  1. 3.1 Convert MP4 to MKV
  2. 3.2 Convert MP4 to MKV on Mac
  3. 3.3 Convert MP4 to MKV Online
  4. 3.4 Convert M4V to MKV
  5. 3.5 Convert WMV to MKV
  6. 3.6 Convert MOV to MKV
  7. 3.7 Convert DVD to MKV
  8. 3.8 Convert M2TS to MKV
  9. 3.9 Convert AVI to MKV
  10. 3.10 Convert Bluray to MKV
  11. 3.11 Convert FLV to MKV
  12. 3.12 Convert AVCHD to MKV
  13. 3.13 Convert OGM to MKV
  14. 3.14 Convert MTS to MKV
  15. 3.15 Convert WTV to MKV
  16. 3.16 Convert VOB to MKV
  17. 3.17 Convert RMVB to MKV
  18. 3.18 YouTube to MKV
4. Edit MKV & Other Tips+
  1. 4.1 Extract Subtitles from MKV
  2. 4.2 Add Substitles to MKV
  3. 4.3 Add SRT to MKV
  4. 4.4 Compress MKV Video
  5. 4.5 Reduce MKV File Size
  6. 4.6 Cut MKV Files
  7. 4.7 Edit MKV Metadata
  8. 4.8 MKV No Sound
  9. 4.9 MKV Video Player for Android
  10. 4.10 MKV Converter for Mac
  11. 4.11 Free MKV Converter
  12. 4.12 MKV Player Mac
  13. 4.13 2D to 3D MKV Converter
  14. 4.14 Remux MKV
  15. 4.15 MKV Encoder
  16. 4.16 Convert MKV to FCP Mac
  17. 4.17 Stream MKV to TV with Chromecast
  18. 4.18 Import MKV to iMovie
  19. 4.19 Windows DVD Maker MKV
  20. 4.20 Convert MKV to MP4 with HandBrake Alternative

Similar to other multimedia containers like AVI, MP4 or MOV in conception, MKV is more flexible in compression which renders in a smaller size with same quality video/audio output, especially for HD videos. Although most qualified movies over the internet are in MKV format, many popular devices including Apple TV have no sight for supporting this format. To solve this tough problem, here we'll provide 2 alternatvies for your reference

Obviously, neither alternatives can be achieved without the following professional video helper-Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate), which converts MKV to other formats supported by Apple TV and streams video to Apple TV directly on Windows PC. Together with other additonal features like inbuilt media player, DVD burner, video editor, etc., just come to freely download it and follow the step-by-step guide to play MKV video in Apple TV.

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Part 1. Stream MKV to Apple TV with Wondershare Media Server

Video Tutorial: Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) - Stream MKV to Apple TV

Step 1 Launch Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) and click Media Server tab in the top, you'll get a pop-up window as the screenshot shows. All supported devices included Apple TV will be detected automatically in the bottom.

convert mkv to apple tv

Note: Make sure all your device-PC with Media Server and Apple TV are under the same internet.

Step 2 Click Import to load the MKV video you want to stream to Apple TV, select Apple TV as the supported device from the bottom. Then you will see the Wi-Fi icon in the middle of each video file. Click the Wi-Fi icon to Play on TV.

convert mkv to apple tv

Step 3 Next, there would be a pop-up window acting as the remote controller for your big screen and your MKV videos will also directly show up on TV.

convert mkv to apple tv

Tips: Right now you can’t preview the video effect in PC with Wondershare Media Server.

Part 2. Convert MKV to Other Formats Supported by Apple TV

If you don't want to stream MKV on Apple TV via a third tool, you can consider converting MKV to Apple TV-supported format once and for all. Here goes the same way as above, download Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate) to your PC first. Note that there're both Windows and Mac version for the software, make sure you're downloading the right version. Now follow the guide below and complete MKV to Apple TV conversion in Windows (Windows 10 included).

2. Step-by-step Guide on MKV to Apple TV Conversion

Step 1 Add MKV Files to Wondershare UniConverter (originally Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate)

Click Add Files button to locate your destination MKV files, or simply drag and drop them to the main interface to load MKV video to the program. Then they'll show in thumbnails.

convert mkv to apple tv - add files

Step 2 Choose Apple TV as Output Format

Click the image icon on the right side of the software to open the output format list. Select Device > Apple and choose Apple TV.

convert mkv to apple tv - choose format

Tips: If you need to play the converted MKV files on Apple TV3, you can choose M4V from

  • Video-codec: H.264, Resolution: 1920*1080, Frame Rate: 24 fps, Bit rate: higher value
  • Audio-codec: AAC, Channel: 2 Channels stereo, Sample Rate: 44100Hz, Bit Rate: higher value

Step 3 Start MKV to Apple TV Conversion

Click the Convert button to begin the MKV to Apple TV conversion and you can tell the remaining time from the progress bar.

convert mkv to apple tv - start conversion

Now you can smoothly play your desired MKV files on Apple TV!

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