Change Playback preferences in the Apple TV app on Mac
In the Apple TV app on your Mac, use the Playback pane in TV preferences to change video quality.
To change these preferences, choose TV > Preferences, then click Playback.
Open TV for me
Choose the option that works best with your computer and internet service provider.
High Quality (Up to 4K): Streams the highest quality video, including HDR video when it’s available.
Data Saver: Streams the best quality available at the lowest file size.
Choose the option that works best with your computer’s storage space and internet connection.
High Quality (Up to 1080p): Downloads the highest quality video up to 1080p.
Fast Downloads: Downloads the smallest possible file size. Choose this option if you have a slow internet connection.
Most Compatible HD (1080p): Downloads the most compatible format for your computer display in high definition.
Most Compatible SD (480p): Downloads the most compatible format for your computer display in standard definition.
Download Audio Languages
See Set audio languages for downloaded items.
Download Multichannel Audio
Select to download multichannel audio when it’s available.
Use Viewing History
Select this checkbox so that the movies and TV shows you watch: