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How to Stream MKV to Apple TV, Chromecast and Xbox 360

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: June 24, 2020

Although MKV is a popular HD file format, it has many limitations in terms of MKV streaming to Apple TV, Chromecast and Xbox 360. This article will show you how to stream MKV to Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox 360 and the like.

5KPlayer- Your First Choice to Stream MKV to Apple TV

Working as an MKV player and MKV Airplay sender at the same time in MKV streaming, 5KPlayer is your reliable helper to wirelessly stream MKV from Mac/PC to Apple TV via Airplay. Free download it and watch MKV on your smart TV right now.

Stream mkv to Apple TV

Guide 1: How to Stream MKV to Apple TV

Depending on your source file and hardware, there are several ways to get the MKV video working with Apple TV via Airplay:

▲ Play the MKV file on a Mac and use Airplay mirroring
▲ Convert MKV to compatible formats on PC and use Airplay

Part 1. MKV Streaming via Airplay mirroring - Mac

Streaming MKV from Mac to Apple TV is as easy as ABC owing to Airplay mirroring tech which allows you to directly extend Mac display to smart TV without converting. But the premise is that you need a robust MKV player like to play the MKV video successfully. 5KPlayer is a powerful MKV Player that handles almost all kinds of MKV videos with DTS or AAC audio. It is perfectly compatible with Mac OS X, including macOS Catalina.

Tutorial on Streaming MKV from Mac to Apple TV

Stream MKV to Apple TV

Step 1: Open menu bar on your Mac and click the airplay icon.

Step 2: Hit "Connect to Airplay Display" and then choose your Apple TV.

Note: The icon will turn blue when your Mac initiates Airplay mirroring.

Step 3: Play the MKV file with 5KPlayer on your Mac. Then you will find the MKV file streamed to TV whether it is Samsung TV, Sony TV, LG TV, Vizio TV, Panasonic TV or Philip TV.

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