Handheld 4K video recording devices give people the chance to create their own amazing 4K videos like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE. When you shooting 4K footages using an iPhone which supports 4K output, you may want to watch them on a TV. So can you play iPhone 4K video on TV? From the feedback on various forum, the answer seems not be satisfactory:
"When I import videos from my iPhone 6S I put it on my Synology media box to play on my Sony UHD TV. HD files play perfectly and look great. However, when I try to play a 4K file from my phone the TV tells me the video format is not supported? So how do I get native 4K files to play on my TV? Thank you all!"
"Would some1 be so nice, please, to confirm (from a personal experience), that I'll be able to watch my self-made iPhone 6s Plus' video clips (4K30p) on a 4K tv set via Lightning to HDMI adapter (in full resolution)? I know that the new announced (for late october) Apple TV won't be able to handle 4K video. "
The best way to view iPhone 4K videos on TV would be put the 4K footage on a USB drive and plug that into the TV. If you want to watch 4k via HDMI you need at least a 1.4 cable. At present, there is no iOS-device-only method of viewing the iPhone 6S/6S Plus/7/7 Plus/SE 4K video on a 4K TV set. You would have to use some other device, such as transferring it to a computer that has 4K-capable HDMI output, or upload it to YouTube and use a 4K compatible YouTube player (a few 4K TVs, the 2015 Amazon FireTV and Roku 4, Roku Ultra, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere +)
Besides, iPhone 4K video will be saved as .mov extension generally which is not supported by many 4K TV. For example, when you play HD video on TV, MOV videos can be played on various TVs while Sony 4K TV can't play MOV videos neither via HDMI nor USB. Under this situation, if you want to play your iPhone 4K video on 4K TV, you need to convert iPhone 4K video to 4K TV compatible video format or compress 4K video to 1080p HD video.
How to Convert or Compress iPhone 4K TV to TV?
No matter you need to convert iPhone 4K video to 4K MP4 for any HD TV, 4K TV or compress 4K iPhone video to 1080p for HD TV, Pavtube Video Converter can help you all. This 4K video conveter can convert iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone SE 4K video to 4K H.264 MP4, 4K H.265 MP4, 4K H.264 MKV, 4K H.265 MKV for Sony 4K TV, LG 4K TV, Samsung 4K TV, Vizio 4K TV, Panasonic 4K TV, Philips 4K TV, Sharp 4K TV. It also can transcode DJI Phantom 4 Pro 4K, DJI Mavic Pro 4K video, Panasonic HC-X1000 4K-60p/50p video, Sony FDRAX1 4K Camcorder footages to any 4K TVs.
On the other hand, Pavtube Video Converter also can compress all these 4K footages to normal HD TVs. Its childlish interface makes the 4K video conversion and compressing easy to operate. It works stably on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8. If you are running a Mac, please use the equivalent Pavtube Video Converter for Mac which can make you convert iPhone 4K video to TV on macOS Sierra, El Capitan, etc.
Steps to Transcode iPhone 4K video to TV
Step 1: Import iPhone 5SE/6S/6S Plus/7/7 Plus 4K video.
Download this 4K video converter software on your computer, launch it, click “File” > “Add Video/Audio” or “Add from Folder” to load iPhone 4K video into the program, you can import multiple files at one time.
Step 2: Select TV supported file formats.
Click “Format” bar, from its drop-down list, select your TV supported file formats, for example, most TV now has the capability to playback h.264 MP4 format. If your 4K TV handles HEVC codec, you also choose H.265 MP4. Read way to speed up video conversion to accelerate your iPhone 4K video to TV conversion speed.
Step 3: Compress 4K video.
Ih you plan to play iPhone 4K video on HD TV, you need to compress iPhone 4K video to 1080p. Click “Settings” on the main interface to open “Profile Settings” window, click “Size(pix)” drop-down option to select “1920*1080″ to compress 4K UHD videos to 1080p.
Step 4: Start conversion process.
Go back to the main interface, click right-bottom “Convert” button under the video preview window to start the iPhone 4K video to TV conversion.
When the conversion is done, you can easily play iPhone 4K videos on your Sony 4K TV, LG 4K TV, Samsung 4K TV, Vizio 4K TV, Panasonic 4K TV, Philips 4K TV, Sharp 4K TV and any HD TV with the two steps below:
1. Transfer the converted file to an external hard drive or USB flash drive drive.
2. Insert the drive into the USB port on the TV. Push “Input” on the TV remote control and select “USB.”
With the two steps, now you can watch the converted iPhone 4K content on your TV via smoothly.