I’ve been using Zwift for several years now and I decided to purchase the last apple tv 4k of 2022 (it was released beginning of this month).
Zwift starts very quickly in comparison to my laptop and the interface is very responsive.
However, the graphics quality is very low. For instance there’s no shadows at all. When I look at screenshots from old apple tv of 2018, shadows are displayed properly and overall graphics look better.
How is this possible as the new apple tv is much more powerful?
Maybe specific display profiles are not available yet for the new device?
Whilst Apple does have open access beta testing programs for its software, its much more restricted for hardware betas. I would suspect that Zwift have had the same duration of access to the new Apple TV as you have.
It’s the same hardware found in the iPhone 13 and 14 series, and iPad Mini. As such they’ve effectively had access to it for over a year. It’s just the profile which needs assigning. Will probably be sorted next week.
Sorry but no. “Same chipset” is not quite the same as “the same hardware”. Worked with enough hardware teams to know where that sort of assumption leads. Yes, you can make a lot of good estimates of the device capabilities, but the proof will still only be when you get hands on access.
There has been no sign that profile will improve any time soon. My guess is when it happens it will be in the release notes. The last two updates have been bug fixes for the critical flaws in 1.33.0. Don’t expect it soon.
Now in 2023, Just thought I’d bump this conversation topic rather than starting a new one! Very similar story on my end, bought the newest ATV with hopes of getting an amazing graphics experience and got Zwifting in late 2022.
I’m still experiencing the default graphics, large group rides are near impossible as it’s so glitchy and some parts of some worlds are just not worth riding in.
Anyone have any tips/updates? Everything is welcome!
Hi Nigel, I was always under the impression that Zwift would be rolling out updates to make their graphics capabilities more compatible with the capabilities of the new ATV. Is this not the case or have I misunderstood something?