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How to Stream MKV from Mac/PC to Apple TV

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020

MKV is a commonly used video format due to its fascinating high efficiency compressing and restoring the original video quality (video, audio, subtitles). But unfortunately MKV is not natively supported to play on Apple TV as well as the mainstream mobile devices. In order to stream MKV to Apple TV with best quality remains, here are a few solutions worth trying.

5KPlayer – Best Way to Play MKV Videos on Apple TV

In streaming MKV to Apple TV, 5KPlayer plays a significant role to connect both Mac/PC and Apple TV wirelessly via AirPlay. This robust media player act as an MKV player and MKV AirPlay sender at the same time to stream MKV playback to Apple TV instantly.

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1. Stream MKV to Apple TV – Convert MKV to MP4

Don't blame Apple, don't blame Matroska, cuz a good strong MKV converter like WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe supports to convert MKV to AirPlay compatible video formats like MP4, MOV and M4V. Just load the MKV file into the converter, and then select MP4 as the output profile, and at last run the MKV to MP4 conversion. You will get a same video clip stored in Apple TV compatible format within seconds and with maximally reserved quality.

When you have successfully converter MKV to Apple TV, this is where 5KPlayer comes into use. A powerful AirPlay sender and receiver to Airplay MKV, MP4, AVI, MP3 and surely will stream converted MKV files from Mac and Windows/10 to Apple TV.

Tutorial on How to Stream MKV to Apple TV:

Step 1: Install 5KPlayer on your Mac or PC and launch it.

Step 2: Click the AirPlay icon on the top right corner on the main interface to enable AirPlay function, and then select "Apple TV" to connect your Mac/PC with Apple TV thru 5KPlayer.

Note: Do make sure your Apple TV and Mac/PC are connected to the same Wifi, or else 5KPlayer won't be able to reach it.

AirPlay MKV to Apple TV

Step 3: Play the converted MKV files with this best free MKV player on your computer and you can see the desired video is instantly streamed on Apple TV. You can minimize the playback window and do other stuff with your computer while still watching the MKV videos on your big HD TV.

We've talked about the solution that works perfectly on both Mac OS and Windows, but if you are using a Mac, you may as well try AirPlay Mirroring.

But this solution is exclusive for Mac, for Windows users, you still need to follow the workaround. To make sure your MKV playback will be successfully streamed to Apple TV, you also need an MKV player to be able to play MKV video files on your Mac. Don't worry, download this best free MKV player for Mac, all the problem can be solved immediately. Better still, this MKV player also support to download MKV videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, etc.

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