The new Apple TV 4K has gone up for preorder and will be available starting September 22. To live up to the 4K hype, Apple has started rolling out 4K HDR movies on its iTunes Store. 4K HDR content on the iTunes Store was initially spotted by MacRumors. And in a report, the Apple-focused blog notes that iPad Pro users can start watching 4K content, as some movies on the iTunes Store show 4K and Dolby Vision tags that suggest they’ve been upgraded to the new, high-end format.
For now, there are only a handful of 4K titles available on the iTunes Store. These include the 2014 action flick Jon Wick, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, as well as the newly released Wonder Woman. Multiple sources have cited a report by The Verge, which claims that users can start watching 4K HDR content right away. However, there’s a small catch.
First off, you’ll need to have a 12.9-inch iPad Pro model. The second condition is that you’ll need to have iOS 11 public beta installed n your device. Both the conditions should be met in order to make this trick work.
Once users have upgraded their 12.9-inch iPad Pro models with iOS 11 Public Beta, they’ll need to head over to Video option found within Settings, and then enable ‘Download HDR videos’. However, 4K movies bought won’t be downloaded in HDR format, instead, they’ll be limited to a 1080p format. That being said, sources suggest that these movies looked great anyways, offering the same HDR color and contrast. But HDR videos from iTunes will not work on older iPhone models as they do not get native support for HDR videos.
In other related news, Apple will also be bringing FLAC playback support to Apple TV with the release of tvOS 11. While iOS 11’s release will see the addition of FLAC support on Apple’s 2017 iPhone-lineup, as well as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.