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Originally Posted by ambesolman View Post

Don't know about pbs, but most bluray players have amazon and netflix. Just find one with built in wifi and you should be good.

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check out that option. smile.gif
post #2402 of 3001
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Originally Posted by Too_Many_options View Post

There may be a new version of Apple TV announced next week.
I would wait and see:
http://www.macrumors.com/2013/10/18/amazon-france-and-amazon-germany-hint-at-upcoming-refresh-for-apple-tv/

Please let it be able to read a network hard drive. Better yet, put iTunes on it and let that be able to read a network hard drive.
post #2403 of 3001
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Originally Posted by Saturn94 View Post

I just read an article that said you must have iTunes loaded on a Mac or PC using the same network as your iPad and ATV in order to stream from your iPad to the ATV. Is his true?

I do not have iTunes on anything but my IPad (my only Apple product). I have no interest in loading it on my PC/laptop.

No, this is not true. The iPad and ATV need to be on the same network and the ATV linked to your iTunes account...that's all.
post #2404 of 3001
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Originally Posted by mayhem13 View Post

No, this is not true. The iPad and ATV need to be on the same network and the ATV linked to your iTunes account...that's all.

Thanks. That makes more sense.
post #2405 of 3001
Quick Question anyone know how iTunes works with network / apple tv etc.
I have a nas with all my movies, and s mac laptop that runs iTunes for access.
On the apple tv when I play a movie does it use iTunes on the laptop as a pointer and play from the nas directly, or does it pull the movie to the laptop then out to the apple tv / ipad etc.
Just always wondered how it works? thanks
post #2406 of 3001
Here's to hoping tomorrow's Apple announcement brings some improvements to the ATV. I really like the integration with other iThings but the current (ATV3) has too many limitations for me. My biggest gripe is that there isn't any intuitive way to organize or separate your movie collection.
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Originally Posted by 68rustang View Post

My biggest gripe is that there isn't any intuitive way to organize or separate your movie collection.

Good luck adding media player type stuff for $99.
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Originally Posted by TheRatPatrol View Post

Please let it be able to read a network hard drive. Better yet, put iTunes on it and let that be able to read a network hard drive.

It's not going to happen from Apple for the same reason it doesn't from Roku and others. They have to maintain access to content and so it has to be locked down to a reasonable degree. Currently AirPlay gets around that, PlexConnect gets around it and you can run iTunes on a computer with your data on a NAS. What you seem to want is a general media player and the ATV just isn't that. The best one could hope for in that direction would be an App Store for the ATV and that is unlikely as long as the I/o issue is still up in the air.

Philip
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Good luck adding media player type stuff for $99.

Huh?
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difficult concept?
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

Good luck adding media player type stuff for $99.

Why? If WD can do it with the WDTV Live SMP for $99, no reason Apple can't. Now, does Apple WANT to do it is another question.
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Originally Posted by Gary J View Post

difficult concept?

English?

There are plenty of devices with what I would consider "media player type stuff" for $99 or less.
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Just purchased an ATV over the weekend. It's awesome, I've been able to use airplay with almost everything so far except for Showtime, but I can stream from the amazon prime app, the amazon cloud player, plus international tv stations that stream on the web with very good quality. I also subscribed to MATCH, that's great as we'll even though I'm having a problem with a handful of songs that didn't come over for some reason
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Originally Posted by Yankees24 View Post

Just purchased an ATV over the weekend. It's awesome, I've been able to use airplay with almost everything so far except for Showtime, but I can stream from the amazon prime app, the amazon cloud player, plus international tv stations that stream on the web with very good quality. I also subscribed to MATCH, that's great as we'll even though I'm having a problem with a handful of songs that didn't come over for some reason
I really enjoy mine especially the Home Sharing feature. I've heard they are talking to Time Warner to possibly adding their channel to the ATV3 line up. Since they already have the WatchESPN channel and I'm a cable subscriber that would be great since I could hook one up to my bedroom display where I don't have a box.
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Originally Posted by subavision212 View Post

I really enjoy mine especially the Home Sharing feature. I've heard they are talking to Time Warner to possibly adding their channel to the ATV3 line up. Since they already have the WatchESPN channel and I'm a cable subscriber that would be great since I could hook one up to my bedroom display where I don't have a box.

That would be nice. I have Brighthouse which is a division of TW here in Florida.
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well, no new apple tv announced.
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Originally Posted by Aero 1 View Post

well, no new apple tv announced.

Boooooooooo!
post #2418 of 3001
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Originally Posted by Aero 1 View Post

well, no new apple tv announced.

I finally had enough waiting. I have been waiting all summer so I bought a refurbished ATV from Apple.
post #2419 of 3001
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Originally Posted by Aero 1 View Post

well, no new apple tv announced.

Could be they'll do like the iMac upgrade in September--just a press release.

Craig
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Originally Posted by 68rustang View Post

[quote name="Gary J" url="/t/1278071/apple-tv-owners-thread/2400#post_23863169"]difficult concept?[/quote]English?There are plenty of devices with what I would consider "media player type stuff" for $99 or less.

Sure, mostly unsupported junk. In any case none of them act as excellent accessories to iDevices. The ATV was never meant to be a stand alone media player.

Philip
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I noticed a new icon last nite "iMovie"
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Originally Posted by Pvr4Craig View Post

Could be they'll do like the iMac upgrade in September--just a press release.

Craig

I wouldn't be surprised to not see anything till early next year. I've read a few tidbits about it being delayed.

I built up a bunch of Best Buy bucks from a few recent purchases and they have been burning a hole in my wallet, so I finally picked on up yesterday.

I have a Roku 3 but wanted WatchESPN and support for profiles on Netflix(getting tired of seeing kids recommendations because my daughter has been using Netflix), nevermind a better interface. This will be going on a Samsung Smart TV, which has the rest of the missing apps like Amazon and Vudu, but also doesn't support Netflix profiles and also doesn't have NHL Gamecenter.

BTW, WatchESPN on ATV DOES work for ESPN3 if your TV provider isn't supported(like me with Directv) but your internet provider is(like me with Charter).
Edited by Chuck_IV - 10/23/13 at 5:16am
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This may be a dumb question , but here it goes....what benefit is it it have hbo go or ESPN on the ATV if you have those channels on your cable line up already ?
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Originally Posted by Yankees24 View Post

This may be a dumb question , but here it goes....what benefit is it it have hbo go or ESPN on the ATV if you have those channels on your cable line up already ?

Now to watch those channels on a 2nd or 3rd tv all you need is the ATV, instead of another cable/satellite box. It makes for some interesting options, maybe watch a game on the deck as long as you have a decent wifi signal? I'm hoping they make a deal with Dish because that is my provider.
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Originally Posted by Yankees24 View Post

This may be a dumb question , but here it goes....what benefit is it it have hbo go or ESPN on the ATV if you have those channels on your cable line up already ?

ESPN3 content is exclusive to ESPN3, so there is no alternative to this channel on cable/satellite. For HBO, for me, its better/more organized access to on demand content. Plus, if you have a TV that doesn't have a cable/Satellite box on it, you can drop an ATV or other streamer on it and have access to some content. This is why I like my WDTV Live SMP. It has a slingplayer app, so it allows me to put the WDTV on a TV without the need/fee for another Directv box. I can just use the Slingplayer app to stream the content from another TV, where the slingbox is located.
post #2426 of 3001
The Netflix UI on the Roku is the most butt ugliest dated interface I have ever seen. It has no Netflix kids or profiles.

Also it performs badly. I had streams randomly crap out in the same exact spots saying "Loading. Please Wait" yet on my PC & PS3 the same spots played fine. Also the PQ would sometimes randomly get fuzzy and during peak hours I was lucky to get HD at all.

I just hope the Apple TV that I ordered from Apple which is a refurb would be better. I love my PS3 but it is power hungry and it has that annoying post play crud.
post #2427 of 3001
Don't listen to this guy. He's a professional Roku trasher here as well as on several other forums. I've got four Roku units and they have all performed perfectly. The 3 is a very nice piece of equipment that produces a great image on my 55ST50 plasma. Never have had a single streaming problem. That said, I, too, have an ATV3 since I am a big Apple user and it has worked equally well, especially with Home Sharing. Roku has a good return policy so try one out yourself and decide.
post #2428 of 3001
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Originally Posted by Yankees24 View Post

This may be a dumb question , but here it goes....what benefit is it it have hbo go or ESPN on the ATV if you have those channels on your cable line up already ?
HBO Go gives access to the entire catalog of HBO series, past and present. With my Charter on demand, the selection is much more limited.
post #2429 of 3001
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Originally Posted by met_fan View Post

HBO Go gives access to the entire catalog of HBO series, past and present. With my Charter on demand, the selection is much more limited.

I agree and understand. Same with DirecTV.

My only gripe is I don't think the HBO Go picture quality on the Apple TV (and probaly other devices) is as good as either the DirecTV live broadcast or DirecTV On-Demand (which seems to be the same as the live DirecTV broadcast)

Last time I checked it seemed HBO Go was about a 4 Mbps stream - which looked OK - but not as good as DirecTV.

However the user interface and selection is clearly superior on HBO Go.
post #2430 of 3001
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Originally Posted by Yankees24 View Post

This may be a dumb question , but here it goes....what benefit is it it have hbo go or ESPN on the ATV if you have those channels on your cable line up already ?

its good for me because i dont have cable, i just use my fathers account and OTA. less and less that i have to use the slingbox thats parked on his bedroom tv.
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