Plex app is available for Apple TV (guide: Install Plex on Apple TV 4), which is a powerful media player and media server platform that makes it dead simple to share your movies, TV shows, music, and photo collections across devices–including the Apple TV 4K/4/3/2. If you have collected some MKV files and would like to use Plex to stream them to Apple TV, you’re in the right place. Here’s the tips on how to stream mkv files to apple TV via Plex easily and quickly.
Plex for Apple TV Supported Video/Audio Formats
From Plex official website, we know that the it supports direct play of video in the MP4 or MOV container with the H.264 or mpeg4 video codec, and either the AAC, MP3, or AC3 audio track. It can also direct play audio in MP3, and AAC (in the MP4 container). If you have some other unsupported files like MKV, you’d better convert MKV to Apple TV Plex app compatible formats first.
Note: Apple TV can’t play MKV files directly, the Plex media server will (in most cases) direct stream the file to the Apple TV by way of copying compatible streams or transcoding. But the problem is that it’s CPU intensive. If you don’t have a powerful enough PC, the transcoding will take longer time. That’s why we suggest you converting MKV to Apple TV before Plex streaming.
To convert MKV to Apple TV Plex app, you can use Brorsoft Video Converter Ultimate is highly recommended here. It can fastly convert MKV to H.264 MP4, MOV format for playing on Apple TV via Plex without quality loss. Besides, you can also convert various common video formats, like MXF. MTS, MOV, MP4, AVI, WMV .etc for Apple TV Plex app. For Mac users, please switch to Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac.
Step 1. Load MKV Files
Install and launch the best video converter, simply click Load File to load your MKV files to the program.
Step 2. Select Output format
Tap the Format drop-down menu, and choose a proper formats like H.264 MP4, MOV from Common Video or HD Video category.
Or you can choose other persets according to your devices.
Tip: If you like, you can right click Settings icon to tweak the settings to your satisfaction and even save it as preset.
Step 3. Start Converting MKV Files
With above settings, hit the “Convert” button at the bottom of the main interface to start the MKV to Apple TV conversion.
When the conversion is complete, you can hit “Open” button to quick locate the converted videos.
Now, you can stream MKV to Apple TV via Plex quickly and easily. Enjoy.