Apple's original films and TV shows will be available in up to 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos on compatible Smart TVs and Apple TV 4K as well as some iPads, Macs, and iPhones.
Apple TV+ in 4K HDR
Apple TV+ will launch on November 1 offering a handful of TV series, with more to come later. The company says that its originals will be available in 4K, HDR10 and Dolby Vision, and sometimes Dolby Atmos.
- "Apple TV+ lets you stream all-new breakthrough original shows and films, ad-free and on demand. New originals will be added to Apple TV+ every month. You can watch Apple originals in 4K HDR / Dolby Vision and most titles also offer Dolby Atmos sound," the company confirmed.
To access Apple TV+ content you must load up the Apple TV app, which is available on the company's own devices as well as select Samsung Smart TVs. Later this year, the app will launch on select LG, Sony, and Vizio TVs as well as the Roku and FireTV platforms.
In a support document discovered by 9to5Mac, the company details 4K, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support. Apple TV+ content can be enjoyed:
In 4K on Apple TV 4K as well as compatible 4K TVs.
In 4K HDR10 on Apple TV 4K as well as compatible 4K TVs with HDR10 support.
In 4K Dolby Vision on Apple TV 4K as well as compatible 4K TVs with Dolby Vision support.
In Dolby Atmos on Apple TV 4K.
Some of Apple's handheld devices also technically support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, including recent iPhones, iPads, and Macs. However, only iPhones with OLED displays - and Apple's upcoming Pro monitor - are equipped to take advantage of the expanded dynamic range of HDR10 / Dolby Vision, while none of the devices are equipped with speakers to deliver the Dolby Atmos experience.
In addition, you will be able to push content from the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad and Mac wirelessly onto AirPlay 2-compatible TVs such as those from LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio. AirPlay 2 supports up to 4K Dolby Vision (depending on the TV's capabilities) but not yet Dolby Atmos.
Together with Disney's confirmation that Disney+ content will be available in 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, this is obviously great news for owners of high-end TVs.
- Source: Apple via 9to5Mac