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Not sure about your issue specifically, but I found that audio/video streaming worked better when I connected ATV on a 5ghz signal vs a 2.4ghz signal.
I've never noticed my iPad slowing down on my home network though.
Differences between Roku and ATV in terms of apps?
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You don't really run apps on Apple TV.
So no Crackel, Hulu, NBA League pass, etc?
I've never heard of Crackel, but Hulu and NBA League pass are on Apple TV.
They're not really apps though, at least not in the sense that you go to the Apple store and download them to your ATV.
Anything you can run on an iPad can be mirrored to apple TV, regardless of "app" status. I use grooveshark all the time through Apple TV for streaming audio, for instance. I don't use an app, I just use the website.
Not impressed with the app line up.
It isn't really intended to run a bunch of different apps. I don't think you can even surf the internet on it.
Compare it to Roku and see my POV.
this would be correct. It's meant for itunes content and works well for what i wanted. (all of my content is from itunes/imported to itunes)
is it true that if you are using your ipad/macbook to fap to porn in a different room, that those who are viewing the apple tv can see what you are fapping to?
it is. that's why you need to spread gym socks throughout the house.
Roku may be a better device with more capabilities if apps are what you are after.
I'm just trying to tell you what Apple TV can/cannot do. It definitely cannot run traditional apps like Facebook or Twitter and I don't think it has an internet browser. All of the streaming "apps" are built in to Apple TV and you can't download new apps, to my knowledge. It isn't intended to run apps. It is intended as a way to watch movies/shows and access photos/music via iTunes on a traditional television.
It works very well with other iOS devices such as an iPhone or iPad, and anything you can run on one of those devices can be mirrored to your TV screen via Apple TV. Assuming you have one of those devices, I'm not sure I see the point of being able to run apps on Apple TV.
The Apps That I speak of are watching apps, like UFC, NBC, Fox Sports, ESPN, etc. not your surfing the net apps.
All I know is there's not much I can't do with my HTPC. Apple TV and Roku will do the basic functions but have too many limitations. They are like HTPC lite.
Agreed, but keep in mind that Apple TV and Roku cost less than $100.
True, but I just used an old desktop and all I had to do was buy a new video card for it, I think it was less than $100. Lots of different ways you can do it for cheap.
What HD rabbit ears to buy?
thanks for the update goodbar. i had a pretty fidgety night of sleep last night.
uhm, dude... we are just getting over the goodbar crisis. too soon.
I've never used them. I have an Apple TV.
I have used a similar app called "Splashtop" to control a PC from my iPad. It was installed on both devices. I would suspect these are similar.
This post was edited by Phil McCrackin 15 months ago
Bump...just bought the 3rd generation for $85 from Best Buy since I had a gift card there.
What should I be doing with it that I'm not already doing? I use Airplay off my tablet to stream my screen plus it's a good itunes streaming service. Any apps or subscriptions I'm missing out on? It does the same thing as my 360, which I'll most likely sell since I don't game anymore.
FWIW, I've had an Apple TV for about six months and if I had it to do over again then I would have gone with Roku. It pisses me off that there isn't an Amazon app on it. Also, and it might be the same on Roku, but I don't like that you can't watch the free Hulu.
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