How Can i Change Resolution on Apple TV

Change Apple TV Video resolution settings: Change Apple TV Streaming Quality settings? The new Apple TV, just like its predecessor, is primarily a streaming device despite its strong focus on downloadable apps and games.

If you cannot play movies or television shows from iTunes due to dropped frames and stuttering, your Internet connection is probably unable to keep up. Follow the below steps to choose or change the quality of video streaming on your Apple TV .

All of your Video streaming Movies and TV shows on your Apple TV stream in  high-definition 1080p. But, If your Internet connection isn’t fast enough, your Apple TV might not able to play your movies and TV shows smoothly that can cause some problems with your Video streaming service and you can experience slow video streaming and buffering. So, if you are having a bad day or one of those who are on a slower connection are advised to select a lower video resolution for iTunes purchases and rentals by following the below steps. Just follow the below steps to Change Apple TV Video resolution or Change Apple TV Streaming Quality  Settings on Apple TV:

Change Apple TV Video resolution settings 4th generation

Change Apple TV Video resolution: Change Apple TV Streaming Quality
Change Apple TV Video resolution: Change Apple TV Streaming Quality

Step 1: Go to Settings → Apps → iTunes Movies and TV Shows → Video Resolution.

Step 2: Now choose High Definition (HD) or Standard Definition (SD).

Tip: iTunes video previews are by default in high definition, but you can change these to Standard Definition, too, if you like.

Change Apple TV Video resolution on 2nd and 3rd generation Apple TV

Step 1: Go to Settings → iTunes Store.

Step 2: Now choose High Definition (HD) or Standard Definition (SD).

Changing video streaming resolution affects movies and television shows you purchase or rent on the Apple TV on the iTunes Store. This setting does not apply to third-party streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube and others.

To change between high-definition and standard-definition streaming in third-party apps, check the settings within the app. Not all third-party apps offer a setting to adjust the video streaming resolution.

Streaming requirements

To stream content, we recommend a broadband Internet connection and these connection speeds:

  • 8 Mbit/s or faster for 1080p HD (high definition) content
  • 6 Mbit/s or faster for 720p content
  • 2.5 Mbit/s or faster for SD (standard definition) content

There are several ways to check your Internet speed:

  • If you have an Apple TV (4th generation), you can find bandwidth-test apps in the App Store.
  • If you have an earlier model of Apple TV, use an online bandwidth test on a device that’s on the same network as your Apple TV.
  • Ask your Internet service provider.

If you have the recommended speed and still need help, follow the next steps.

Apple also recommends connecting to a 5GHz Wi-Fi network instead of 2.4GHz on the fourth-generation Apple TV. Another useful advice: check your HDMI Output settings to make sure your Apple TV’s output resolution matches your television’s native resolution in Settings → Audio and Video.

If you use an Ethernet connection, make sure that your cables are firmly connected and undamaged. If you use Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your Wi-Fi router is 802.11a/g/n/ac compatible. If possible and you have an Apple TV (4th generation), connect your Apple TV to a 5GHz Wi-Fi network instead of a 2.4GHz network.
  2. Move your Apple TV closer to your Internet router and check for interference.
  3. If you still need help, connect your Apple TV to your Wi-Fi router using an Ethernet cable. You might need to update your Wi-Fi router or check its settings. Contact the router’s manufacturer or your Internet service provider for help.

How do I change the screen size on Apple TV?

To adjust for overscan, calibrate your Apple TV (4th generation) and your TV using the steps below. On your Apple TV, go to Settings > Audio and Video > Calibrate > Zoom and Overscan. With the calibration screen visible, open your TV’s settingsand adjust the aspect ratio and HDMI settings.

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