Watch YouTube Videos on Apple TV Screen with great quality

Olga Weis
Apple TV

Streaming YouTube to Apple TV Mac is a sought after feature. When you know the way to play YouTube on Apple TV it makes things more fun - the whole family can enjoy videos on big screen.

Elmedia Player PRO is the perfect app to stream YouTube to Apple TV from Mac with the great quality. The resolution depends on Apple TV generation (fourth-generation up to 1080p, previous versions up to 720p). To AirPlay YouTube from your Mac to Apple TV you'll need to install Elmedia Player PRO on Mac with Mac OS X Lion or newer. Both the Mac and Apple TV must be on the same wi-fi network. The rest is super easy, follow our step-by-step tutorial.

Note: Remember that YouTube videos that are in MP4 format are supported by AirPlay, however the files in FLV, MKV, 3GP formats are not supported. Elmedia Player PRO can currently stream all popular formats without conversion (except for VIDEO_TS, SWF, EXE). The player also detects embedded subtitles and external subtitle files of various formats.

How to watch YouTube videos on Apple TV with Elmedia Player PRO

  • Download and install Elmedia Player on your Mac.

  • Upgrade Elmedia Player to PRO version with the activation code that you can get on its official website. PRO version adds AirPlay feature as well as downloading of online videos and other awesome possibilities.

    Upgrade Elmedia Player to PRO version

    Note: Free Elmedia offers 1 minute of streaming music and videos to AirPlay devices and vice versa, so you can try the feature before you upgrade to PRO.

  • Open the YouTube video in Open Online Video section of the player, which also ensures ad-free playback.

    Open the YouTube video in Open Online Video section

    Note: In case of an unsupported format as mentioned above, open the video in Elmedia's built-in browser and download the video to your computer.

  • Click AirPlay icon in the control panel (where Play/Pause controls are) and select Apple TV.

    Click AirPlay icon

Did you know that with Elmedia you can also stream already downloaded 4k/8k videos from Youtube to Apple TV? In this case videos have to be downloaded as Apple TV can not play 4K movies natively. However note that the Apple TV output will always be limited to 1080p. As with all high quality videos, you'll need the modern computer and a fast network.

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Elmedia Player for Mac

Requirements: OS X 10.7+ , 41.26MB free space
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