How to Play and Stream Blu-ray Movies on Apple TV 3?

The following article aims at providing the best workround to play Blu-ray movies on Apple TV 3 a breeze.

The 3rd generation of Apple TV devices boosts the internal processing power and provides long-overdue 1080p HD playback, but ultimately, the stand-alone device falls short of the competition in terms of features and the amount of content you can enjoy through it. For Blu-ray fans, you may find it’s hard to stream Blu-ray movies to Apple TV 3 for playback as Apple TV doesn’t support the Blu-ray M2TS video formats as input.

Base upon our testing, the Apple TV 3 supports video formats in: H.264 .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats up to 1080p, MPEG-4 best. To make Blu-ray movies playable on Apple TV 3, you’d better transcode and convert Blu-ray to Apple TV 3 supported video formats before streaming.

To finish the task, Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper is made for ripping and copying Blu-ray, ISO, Video_TS to Apple TV, Apple TV H.264, Apple TV MPEG4, etc. The output videos are compatible with all the Apple TVs as well as iPhone, iPad, iPod and iTunes. You can rip and convert homemade and commercial Blu-ray Discs (Blu-ray H264, MPEG, VC1) for freely playback on all your Apple devices. If you’re running a Mac, please turn to Brorsoft Blu-ray Ripper for Mac.

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Steps to Rip Blu-ray Movies for Apple TV 3 Streaming

NOTE: Anywhere from 30 to 60 GB of hard disk space is needed depending on what you’re ripping. Blu-Rays are big, and we’re going to rip the whole thing to our drive first, so depending on the movie you’re ripping and the quality you want in your final movie file, you’ll need a good amount of space. Here, Mac version Blu-ray ripper taken as example, Windows share the same way except tiny differences on interface.

Step 1. Add Blu-ray Movies

Install and run the best Blu-ray to Apple TV converter, then click “load disc” icon to load your Blu-ray movies to the program. Here, DVD disc, BD/DVD Video_TS folder, ISO/IFO files are supported as well.


Step 2. Set output format

You can also choose the format from the “Apple TV” sublist. Here we recommend you to choose the preset like Apple TV 3 1080P .m4v as ouput format.


Tips: If you wanna edit Blu-ray movie, you can click the “Edit” icon to edit, like cropping, trimming, adding watermark effect, deinterlacing, merging, rotating and more.

Step 3. Start converting Blu-ray for Apple TV 3

With above settings, click the “Convert” icon, the Blu-ray to Apple TV conversion will start immediately. You can follow the converting process in the “Conversion” interface.

When the conversion finished, you can get the output files for your Apple TV via clicking on “Open” button effortlessly. Now you can sync the converted Blu-ray to Apple TV via iTunes, or USB flash drive.

If your are ripping the Blu-ray on Mac, you can also directly play the converted Blu-ray movies on your Apple TV 3 via “Airplay”, please carry out the following steps:

1. Connect Widescreen television and Apple TV by the HDMI cable, and make sure your Mac accesses the Wi-Fi.

2. Open the ‘System Preferences’ of your Mac computer, and click on the ‘Displays’. Then you can open the Airplay. Change the ‘Airplay Mirroring’ from ‘Off’ to ‘Office Apple TV’, and it will connect automatically. A couple of seconds later, your Mac and widescreen TV will be connected.

3. There is an option at the bottom of the window, you can choose to show mirroring options in the menu bar when available.

3 Responses

  1. July says:

    I have recently started a blog, the info you provide on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  2. Owen says:

    The ripped files are smoothly playback with my Apple TV

  1. 10th April 2018

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