Does Apple Support AV1? Things to Know

As a royalty-free and high-efficiency codec developed to compete with HEVC, AV1 is becoming increasingly popular and accepted by many new electronic devices and software. But does Apple support AV1 codec? How to watch AV1 on Apple devices? In this article, you can learn more about Apple AV1 support. Read on.

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Michelle Michelle | Updated on Jul 19, 2023

Does Apple Support AV1?

The bad news is that Apple, as part of the Alliance for Open Media, which is responsible for the AV1 codec, doesn't currently support AV1. Apple probably still owns the HEVC patents and doesn't want to give it up. But for users looking forward to experiencing the new AV1 decoding, the good news is that Apple may soon include AV1 codec support in its next-gen products. A new global variable has been found in Apple's AVFoundation's Core Media framework library, listed as "kCMVideoCodecType_AV1". This is a good sign that Apple is now working on AV1. But nothing is certain, as Apple is very secretive about its future products.

As of now, you still need to use third-party software to decode AV1 files for playback on Apple devices. If you have collected some AV1 videos, you can also convert AV1 files to formats supported by Apple devices. In the next part, you can learn the simple steps to convert AV1 to play on Apple without errors.

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How to Play AV1 Files on Apple TV and other Devices?

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a powerful and professional video conversion tool that will come in handy whenever you encounter video/audio playback errors. Here, it can be used as an impressive Apple format converter to help you change unsupported video or audio files to Apple device profiles including Apple TV, iPhone, iPad and iPod to ensure smooth playback. The whole process is simple and fast. Without further ado, let me show you how to convert AV1 to Apple Video format.

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Step 1. Add AV1 Video to the Converter

Open WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro on your PC and enter the “Converter” program. Next, drag your AV1 files into the AV1 converter.

At the bottom of the interface, you can choose an output folder in advance or leave it as default.

Add AV1

Step 2. Choose an Apple Profile

On the right side of the program, hit on the format image to open the output format list. Then, navigate to the “Apple” device section and select your target device format.

Alternatively, you can go to the “Video” format category to convert AV1 to MP4, MOV, or M4V format, and then open “Parameter settings” to change the codec to be compatible with your Apple device.

Choose Apple Profiles

Step 3. Convert Video to Play on Apple

Finally, hit “Run” to start the conversion immediately. After the conversion, you should have no problem playing the video on your Apple device anymore.

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Wrapping up

That’s all I want to share about the Apple AV1 codec support. I hope you will find this article helpful. Thanks for reading. Have a nice day!

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