Many iTunes users have been wondering when Apple will provide 4K movies in iTunes Store while 1080P can’t meet their requirements to high definition. And finally, Apple is now rolling out 4K HDR movies to all iTunes users.
Ahead of the launch of Apple TV 4K, Apple has updated its iTunes Store on Mac, Windows, iOS and Apple TV, provided several sections highlighting a range of 4K HDR movies you can purchase or rent.
As to iTunes 4K HDR movies, here is what Apple described, “Watching a movie in 4K HDR means experiencing it with amazing clarity and vibrant colors. With 4K, you get four times as many pixels as HD, resulting in sharper, crisper images. And HDR delivers colors that are brighter, richer, and more true to life. Explore a selection of movies available with these stunning qualities.”
After Apple TV 4K’s debut, Apple changed the highlight to TV 4K and here is how Apple described Apple TV 4K: “This collection of movies has been upgraded to our highest quality level – 4K HDR – for the new Apple TV 4K. Watching a movie in 4K HDR means experiencing it with amazing clarity and vibrant colors. With 4K, you get four times as many pixels as HD, resulting in sharper, crisper images. And HDR delivers colors that are brighter, richer, and more true to life.”
Movies that aren’t yet available in 4K HDR are available to buy or rent in 1080P HD. As new movies become available in 4K HDR, your previously purchased HD movies will automatically be upgraded at no additional cost.
When you buy or rent any movie from iTunes Store, it automatically plays back in the highest quality format compatible with your device and internet connection. Also, many titles are also available in both 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound for Apple TV.
With iCloud, you can download movies you buy or rent on one device and also stream them on another.
If you buy a movie, you can watch it anytime and as much as you want. If you rent a movie, you have 30 days to decide when to watch. Once you hit play, you have 48 hours from that point to finish it.
If you buy a movie with iTunes Extras, you’ll get special bonus features and exclusive contents like image galleries, behind-the-scene footage, deleted scenes, interactive timelines, and more. iTunes Extras is only available with movies purchased in 4K and HD.
Apple's selection of 4K content is split into six sections: New Releases, Visually Stunning, Action & Adventure, Drama, Comedies and 4K Movies. The latter category appears to be catchall list of both old and recent releases including "Independence Day: Resurgence," "The Dressmaker" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," among others.
At present, you can only watch 4K HDR movies on 4K Apple TV, and still you can't directly download 4K movies from iTunes Store. If you want to enjoy downloaded iTunes HD movies on Android mobile phones or tablets, or other HDTVs like Roku, Plex, Samsung smart TV, etc., you will have to remove the DRM protection of the movies as DRM protection prevent you from watching iTunes movies on Non-Apple devices and unauthorized devices. Fortunately, we have TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus to help you convert iTunes movies to unprotected MP4 videos you can watch on many MP4 compatible devices like Samsung Galaxy S8, Kindle Fire HD, Roku, Plex, Samsung smart TV and more. Let’s download and install this iTunes movie converter first.
Using TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus to convert iTunes movies to MP4 videos is quite easy and fast, just follow the easy steps below.
1. Download your purchased or rental iTunes movies to PC or Mac via iTunes, then exit iTunes
2. Launch TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus, and iTunes will be automatically launched as well.
3. Click “Add Files” to load all iTunes Library, your purchased or rental iTunes movies will be listed as playlist.
4. Choose any desired movies in the playlist. You can repeat step 3 to add multiple iTunes movies if they are listed in different playlists.
5. TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus will preserve all multilingual subtitles and audio tracks, closed captioning, audio descriptions and Dolby 5.1 by default. If necessary, you can uncheck any tracks you don’t want to preserve.
6. Now, simply click Convert button to start converting iTunes movies, it will be converted to MP4 video without any quality loss.
After converting iTunes iTunes Movies to MP4, you can copy or stream output MP4 videos to any MP4 compatible devices and enjoy MP4 videos without any limitation.
When iTunes allows you to download 4K HDR movies, our M4V Converter Plus will help to convert 4K HDR movies to MP4. Hope iTunes 4K movie downloading will come soon.
Also called 4K resolution, 2160P, 4K UHD or 4K Ultra HD, it refers to 3840*2160 resolution. 4K UHD has twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 1080p (1920*1080) HDTV format, with four times as many pixels overall. Likewise, 4K UHD has three times the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 720p (1280*720) format, with nine times as many pixels overall.
HDR is the abbreviation of High dynamic range. HDR is a dynamic range higher than what is considered to be standard dynamic range. The term is often used in discussing displays, photography, 3D rendering, and sound recording including digital imaging and digital audio production. The term may apply to an analog or digitized signal, or to the means of recording, processing, and reproducing such signals.
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