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Looks like I'll be purchasing an ATV4 now that it has Sling TV. 32 vs 64 gb, what's the memory for? I assume it's not enough to download shows or movies.
The memory is for caching "assets". Apps, movies (or parts of movies), game levels, generic buffering etc.
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One more stupid question, does Apple allow the Amazon Prime streaming app?

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One more stupid question, does Apple allow the Amazon Prime streaming app?
Not natively but if you have iphone with amazon prime video app you can airplay it.
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One more stupid question, does Apple allow the Amazon Prime streaming app?
Yes but Amazon has decided not to release it for the AppleTV or (last I knew) similar offerings based on Android. As noted you can use AirPlay from an iPad/iPhone but (again last I knew) the quality is reduced.
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Bezos does not like the 30% Apple fee. And who can blame him. However, some apps like Netflix get a 15% deal. So hopefully they can work out a deal.

I'll be just happy with just a Prime app. I rent from iTunes anyways.
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Add/Create Playlist Plex for ATV4?

I know this is not an ATV problem, but I searched for Plex for ATV4 with nothing related to playlists.
I now have the ATV4 and installed the Plex app. Everything works as expected, except adding/modifying a playlist. Does ATV Plex not support playlist modification with the ATV4 Plex? It doesn't even show any playlists after I created one with Plex for iPhone.
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It doesn't even show any playlists after I created one with Plex for iPhone.
I've never tried to create a playlist on the ATV. It does see the ones I create with the web interface.

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I've never tried to create a playlist on the ATV. It does seen the ones I create with the web interface.
I just finished reading about playlists in Plex and it said to only create playlists from web interface for the ATV app to see it...
So, I guess this is normal behavior.
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Received an email today from AMC that they will available on ATV. Anyone know when the ATV will be updated?


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It's been available for a few months. Unless you're referring to the theater chain.

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It's been available for a few months. Unless you're referring to the theater chain.
Hmm....wonder why its not showing up on my ATV3?

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Hmm....wonder why its not showing up on my ATV3?
You can't find it in the App store? It's currently number 20 in Top Free Apps.

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Hmm....wonder why its not showing up on my ATV3?
Did not realize you have the 3rd gen. Maybe it's "hiding"? Check your Settings.
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Hmm....wonder why its not showing up on my ATV3?
See, I assumed you must have meant ATV5 because you said you got a notification.
AMC is not currently available on the ATV3.
Settings > Main Menu lists everything available and its visibility.
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Did not realize you have the 3rd gen. Maybe it's "hiding"? Check your Settings.


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See, I assumed you must have meant ATV5 because you said you got a notification.
AMC is not currently available on the ATV3.
Settings > Main Menu lists everything available and its visibility.


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Thanks for the info...I don't understand why it's not available for the ATV3 but oh well.


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Thanks for the info...I don't understand why it's not available for the ATV3 but oh well.
To encourage you to upgrade?

(Okay Apple claims it is because of the hardware and the OS.)

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For the ATV4, has anyone been able to confirm if the receiver only getting PCM rather then passthrough DD affects the sound in a measurable way? I remember reading that some metadata is gone.
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I remember reading that some metadata is gone.
Meta-data related to decoding an AC-3 stream is missing because Apple applications don't currently do pass-through.

One answer is that properly certified decoders produce the same output and once past the decoder it should all be the same.
Another answer is some devices will apply varying processing depending on the input. That is easily measurable.
Yet another answer is that companies assert that their special processing is better than their competitors -- measurable or not.
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(Okay Apple claims it is because of the hardware and the OS.)
I don't follow. There are many other channels that consist of repurposed video. Most of the major networks, HBO, SHOWTIME etc. etc. Is there something special about the AMC channel?
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