3D Movies Appear in Apple TV App Ahead of Vision Pro Launch

3D content has begun appearing in the Apple TV app ahead of next year's Vision Pro headset launch (via FlatPanelsHD).

3d movies apple tv appScreenshot of the ‌Apple TV‌ showing the new 3D content icon (via FlatPanelsHD).

tvOS 17.2's redesigned ‌Apple TV‌ app shows a large selection of movies with a small 3D icon that resembles a headset alongside other icons for the likes of Dolby Atmos and 4K. Since the movies are unplayable in 3D via the TV app without a Vision Pro headset, it is currently unclear what resolution and frame rate they play in. 3D titles seen in the ‌Apple TV‌ app include Jurassic World Dominion, Pacific Rim Uprising, Shrek, Trolls, Warcraft, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Mortal Engines, Everest, Kung Fu Panda 3, and more.

Apple showcased a 3D version of Avatar: The Way of Water to demonstrate some of the entertainment capabilities of the Vision Pro headset when it was unveiled in June and touted the ability to play 2D, 3D, and "immersive" movies on the device, including in a virtual cinema. Apple is also expected to offer Apple TV+ content in a new, immersive 3D video format, including Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. The Vision Pro headset launches early next year.

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Top Rated Comments

mukiex Avatar
7 months ago
Man, it'd be amazing if this resulted in 3D TV support on Apple TV for all 12 of us who still have 3D displays.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
skippermonkey Avatar
7 months ago
Yeah, good move, start with the worst blockbuster movie of the last decade.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
HobeSoundDarryl Avatar
7 months ago
Content is king. Bring it on. Video, apps, etc.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ProfessionalFan Avatar
7 months ago

So if you have zero friends and family to watch with, and an extra $4k lying around, and LOVE solitude, this is for you.
I feel attacked.

Oh wait, I don't have the 4k lying around. Phew.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jeffmetanna Avatar
7 months ago
Funny how Vision Pro wouldn’t last until the end of those movies unless you’re plugged in…
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Unity451 Avatar
7 months ago
What a fantastic Friday night for the family... I can imagine it now... All 4 of us sitting on the couch with $14k worth of electronic ski goggles strapped to our face to take in the latest flick... feeling around for the popcorn bowl and wondering which dog is scratching at the door to be let out. Ah... innovation.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)