aTV Flash Black developer FireCore recently pushed a new version of Infuse, implementing vastly improved subtitle support, gorgeous 10-bit video playback and a host of other improvements.

Infuse 5.4 for iOS and tvOS, a free download for existing users, recently celebrated its fourth anniversary. Since making its App Store debut back in 2013 [review], this versatile media-player app for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV has been gaining new features on a regular basis.

10-bit video playback

10-bit videos now look great thanks to some slick new hardware decoding options available in Infuse 5.4. Not only does hardware-assisted decoding on newer iOS devices provide great playback performance, it unlocks hours of extra battery life as well.

Hardware-assisted decoding of the Hi10P video format (H264-encoded 10-bit video) requires Apple’s A9 chip or later, meaning this feature is supported on iPhone 6s or later models, all iPad Pro models and the new 2017 iPad model.

Supercharged subtitles

Subtitles have been “entirely revamped” in Infuse 5.4.

The new subtitle rendering engine includes support for subtitles on 3D videos (SBS and TAB), plus subtitle position (AN) tags. The app now accepts many more subtitle formats, including .TXT files (MicroDVD, MPL2, SRT and TMP). As a bonus, the update introduces new options for adjusting text color to your liking and fancy styling and animation effects.

Infuse now uses the secure HTTPS protocol to download subtitles from OpenSubtitles, increasing your privacy. Lastly, Traditional Chinese is now supported for metadata and artwork.

Infuse availability

For a complete list of what’s new in Infuse 5.4, visit the official Infuse website.

Infuse 5.4 for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV is a free download from App Store.

Advanced features are available without limitations as a $6.49 per year Pro subscription via the In-App Purchase mechanism. A free one-month trial of Infuse Pro is available within the app.

Alternatively, buy Infuse for iOS and tvOS outright for $12.99.

  • Alex

    OMG, add visual scrubbing to the Apple TV version already! FOR F$%^&’s SAKE! Do you know how infuriating it is that this hasn’t been added yet? Do you know how hard it is to fast forward or rewind and not know where you are? It’s like these guys don’t even use their software? This feature is literally in everything and has been around forever. It’s inexcusable at this point in it’s development.

    • Blip dude

      What the F?? Are you serious?? Pff, I’ll keep using VLC then on the ATV then.

  • Iskren Donev

    Does anyone know if Infuse (Pro?) allows you to change the playback speed of your video?

  • Kevin Truman

    I think some functionalities make PlayerXtreme a better overall player than Infuse at a much affordable price of just $4.99 for the pro version while the basic version is totally free.

  • Abdur Rehman

    PlayerXtreme Media Player works great for me!