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Apple TV users (or Tim :p)


Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#1
Got a mate who wants to get iplayer (itv/channel 4/5 a bonus), netflix and love film streaming onto a tv that doesn't have it built in.

First idea was samsung smart blu ray player (what I have) but that doesn't support netflix AND love film on the cheaper models, second thought was roku, western digital and apple tv etc, the first two don't appear to support netflix AND love film. :rolleyes:

Can anyone confirm if the apple tv supports netflix AND lovefilm (plus others if possible)

I've got no need for an apple tv as I've got a htpc (better for my needs) instead so my knowledge of what it has built in/available is limited so need some info from those in the know... yes Tim that likely means you :p

Tim, to sweeten the deal I even helped him set up the wireless tethering between his ipad and iphone 4s today... he was swapping the sim all the time :rolleyes:

If any other alternatives are out there I'm open to suggestions, preferably as cheap as possible :)
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#3
it's not so much iplayer that's the issue, it's trying to get both netflix and lovefilm on the same device... seriously it's stupid how most just seem to support one or the other
 

tim

Senior Member
#5
Apple TV is netflix but no lovefilm. not iPlayer supported either.

get a Wii or a PS3/XBOX. can find second hand ones around prices of new Apple TV nowadays.
 

Tom Sound

Active Member
#7
With the new OS I think you can do full desktop mirroring through an updated Apple TV so you can get iplayer, netflix or lovefilm on your mac and stream to your TV
 
#10
With the new OS I think you can do full desktop mirroring through an updated Apple TV so you can get iplayer, netflix or lovefilm on your mac and stream to your TV
How do you set this up cos I've got Apple TV, which I watch Netflix, Flickr, etc on, and an HP laptop? I can stream stuff via iTunes through airplay but how'd you set up the mirroring?
 

tim

Senior Member
#11
@ inspiringprint

it's Mac + 10.8 only, unfortunately.

and i doubt very much PCs will ever get official support for it.