Apps 4K Fireplace

Published on October 1st, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner

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Settle in for autumn with 4K Fireplace for Apple TV

One of the best ways to bring some virtual warmth to your living room is with a fireplace screensaver for Apple TV. There are dozens of options available, with new apps being released each year. One of the first to drop this fall is 4K Fireplace from Zenoki Ltd., and it may become your new favorite.

Although only three “scenes” are included, each is displayed in 4K HDR for incredible color and contrast. These are real log fires professionally filmed, with all of them set against an authentic stone backdrop.

If you’ve used fireplace screensavers before, you’re aware of how a gap is often visually and audibly detectible where the video ends and starts up again. Each video in 4K Fireplace, on the contrary, has been blended into a seamless loop; you won’t notice a gap when watching the video, and the seamless audio helps it to blend nicely into the background while you’re doing other things (although the videos do have that “popcorn” effect you often get while hearing the crackle of a fireplace without watching it).

A couple of the included videos are a bit too…I’ll say “intense” to be comforting living room fires.

4K Fireplace

They also don’t all have straight-on camera angles, making for an odd display on your TV. Still, the video quality more than compensates for these minor gripes.

4K Fireplace is available now in the App Store for $1.99 with no in-app purchases.

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About the Author

has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.



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