Posted by Anirudh Bhardwaj | Last Updated: 13-Dec-17
Now that the tvOS 11.2 update has arrived, it has rendered support for Automatic Frame Rate and Dynamic Range Switching on Apple TV 4K. With this update, your Apple TV can be set to automatically switch the display modes depending on the frame rate and dynamic range of the content you are watching. Before this update, Apple TV used to pick up the highest refresh rate available regardless of the original rate supported by the content being played. This also meant that it would upscale everything in 4K even if the content being played originally supports non-4K resolution which somehow affected the video quality.
With tvOS 11.2 update, Apple has finally launched Automatic Frame Rate and Dynamic Range Switching which would automatically switch the display mode based on the video content that you are watching. Let’s see how you can do that.
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Enabling The Feature
By default, Apple TV 4K uses the 4K HDR10 resolution for every video content that is played even on tvOS 11.2. However, you can enable the Automatic Frame Rate and Dynamic Range Switching just by following these simple steps.
On your Apple TV 4K, launch the Settings app.
Select Video and Audio.
Scroll down and select Match Content.
Select and enable Match Dynamic Range.
In the same way, select and enable Match Frame Rate.
Match Dynamic Range: When this feature is enabled, your Apple TV 4K will match its display resolution to the original dynamic range of the content you are watching.
Match Frame Rate: When you have enabled this feature, your Apple TV 4K will match the frame rate with the original display frame rate of the content. It will automatically set the frame rate to 60, 50, 30, 25 or 24fps.