Graphics quality on Apple TV 4K 2022

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.

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Thanks for the reply, I hope that the dev team will have some time soon to sort this out.
In the meantime will install zwift on an iphone 13 to see if it looks better.

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.

Fair enough, but they all get Basic profile in Zwift anyway.

Has there been any movement on this? Is the newest aptv still on basic profile?

“No, visual change won’t be apparent until next year sometime.”

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I would go ahead and assume that’s “late 2023” to avoid getting my expectations up. They’re laying the foundation to take advantage of Apple silicon but it’s not going to happen soon.

Yes, still the basic profile…

Still Basic after todays update?

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.

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Hi All,

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!




It appears the developers have zero interest in supporting updated hardware which would provide an ongoing better user experience on that platform.


same here!!! very disappointed in the ATV 4K 2022 graphics experience. So much was promised but nothing delivered.

I will not take away from the extremally easy usability of the ATV and Zwift, like no other, but graphics feel left behind…

This doesn’t sound right. I don’t have any issue with the above on my ATV (4K 1st gen).

I would reinstall Zwift if you haven’t done that recently, as a first step.

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Maybe try a PC!

(only half joking!)

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Hi Steve, Thanks for following up so quickly! I’ve re-installed the app multiple times throughout this past year, and it’s always defaulted to the basic graphics settings.

Are there any other potential solutions on my end I could try?

ATV only gets the basic graphics settings. You had commented about the graphics being ‘glitchy’ though, which is, I think, what Steve was inquiring about.

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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?

Only Zwift can really answer that question, but my impression is that any talk of updating the ATV graphics is pretty much just lip service. There appear to be too many other things that are deemed ‘more important’ than that. Zwift may shock us with a graphics change at some point, but I certainly don’t have my fingers crossed.

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As @Nigel_Tufnel said, I was saying that I don’t have any issues with glitching or large group rides on my ATV. If you have some issues then there’s something wrong there.

I don’t understand what you mean about “some parts of some worlds are just not worth riding in” if that’s related to the platform. Could you give some examples?

The ATV currently only has the basic graphics, but that’s absolutely fine with me.


They have hinted that something better might be coming for Apple TV, but never promised what would happen or when. Given the problems many people are having with Apple TV in Neokyo it might be problematic to make the device work any harder without first getting some efficiency gains.

Assuming your system is unreliable when you’re not in Makuri, you might also consider doing a factory reset of the device. Also, terminate the app every time you stop using it.