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Aereo is no more. Help me create my own Mac-based replacement.

I do not own a TV and I don't have a cable subscription. I don't want to get either one of those things. I do, though, occasionally like to watch broadcast TV (or recordings of broadcast TV) on my MacBook Pro or iPad. Aereo was a great solution. Now that Aereo is gone how can I create an approximate replacement for use in my home? [more inside]
posted by alms on Jul 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Media Center Computer: MadCatz M.O.J.O vs. AppleTV 1/3 with XBMC

I have 2 AppleTVs and I'm considering getting this new MadCatz M.O.J.O. Is it worth the price? Mostly for media consumption, the gaming is just a plus... [more inside]
posted by joecacti on Jun 19, 2014 - 1 answer

where are you hulu + ?

I just got a subscription to Hulu Plus. I'm trying to get it set up to play on my TV via Apple TV. However, I am not even seeing the Hulu Plus app as an option in my menu when I start up Apple TV. I've restarted my Apple TV device a few times and still not seeing it. It's supposed to be on the second row of the menu, next to Netflix. It is not there. Why is this and how can I fix it?
posted by thereemix on Mar 18, 2014 - 3 answers

Best options for a new HDTV

I have a new (to me -- it's about 10 months old overall, I think) HDTV that, unfortunately, doesn't have an Ethernet port nor does it have wireless connectivity. It was a gift, of sorts, so I'm kind of stuck with it. Since I had a very old standard set, it's still an upgrade. Now, I'm looking at options for HD television content, like maybe the Roku, AppleTV or any other neat solutions that I don't know about yet. [more inside]
posted by juliebug on Oct 28, 2013 - 11 answers

Movie Sets in XBMC

What is the easiest way to manually create movie sets in XBMC? [more inside]
posted by joelhunt on Jun 1, 2013 - 4 answers

No More Cable ... TiVo? Roku? Boxee? AppleTV? Something Else?

We're ditching our cable and researching alternatives. We have two HD TiVo Series 3 boxes that we're not using (because the cable cards provided by Comcast would not work). We're thinking of a set-up involving OTA television (we live in Atlanta, so reception should not be a problem) + something streaming, but we're not sure if we want to keep the TiVos or invest in something else -- Roku? Boxee? AppleTV? And here's one major issue for me -- live sports (mainly the NFL and college football)?
posted by tmharris65 on May 13, 2013 - 29 answers

Home Media Nightmare?

I'd like to play blu-ray discs and stream Netflix. It shouldn't be this hard. [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 18, 2013 - 13 answers

How to go from zero to TV?

We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Feb 11, 2013 - 27 answers

Create Youtube playlist from list of links

I want to create Youtube playlists based on lists of Youtube URLs. How? [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Dec 27, 2012 - 6 answers

Why does iPad stop sending video to AppleTV when it auto-locks?

Apple TV + iPad troubleshooting: Suddenly, my iPad has stopped sending video to my Apple TV when it is in "lock" mode (or sleep or standby mode or whatever it's called). As recently as two days ago, this did not happen. Does anyone know how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by crLLC on Nov 20, 2012 - 1 answer

No self control

I love the idea of AirParrot to get my Mac's screen on my TV through AppleTV. But I want more. I want to have my keyboard and mouse too. Problem: Bluetooth limits and my iMac is upstairs while the TV is downstairs. [more inside]
posted by Gungho on Oct 29, 2012 - 3 answers

Is there an application for OS X that can remote-control an Apple TV?

Is there an application for OS X that can remote-control an Apple TV? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Oct 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Making AppleTV work with an old TV

I have a Sony flatscreen TV: KLV-26HG2 LCD WEGA Color TV. It is a couple of years old. I would like to use Apple TV with it, but the Sony lacks the HDMI port that I need. Is there some sort of device that I could plug into the Sony that would have the HDMI port on the other end, so that I could then plug that into the Apple TV?
posted by Mr. Justice on Oct 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Connect to my Apple TV via WiFi?

I have an Apple TV (1st generation) connected to my 720p TV. I have an Intel iMac. What I don't have is a WiFi subscription. Help me understand what's possible with this and if I can connect the two. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Send to Tivo. Simple as that.

Is there a Readability-like app for video that will send YouTube videos to my Tivo or Apple TV with one or two mouse clicks? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jun 27, 2012 - 7 answers

Some YouTube videos not displaying on Apple TV

I have 4 videos on that I uploaded to YouTube. When I go to my videos on Apple TV only 3 show – tho all 4 show when I view on the web. Why?
posted by pmaxwell on May 3, 2012 - 4 answers

First gen Apple TV--a robust media player?

I have some questions on what a first-generation Apple TV can or can't do. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Apr 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me pick a great streaming device for my Canadian living room!

Roku vs AppleTV3 vs WDTV Live vs Boxee in Canada? [more inside]
posted by antifuse on Apr 17, 2012 - 20 answers

What the Wifi is going on here?

Help me diagnose problems with my Macs/Apple TV now that I have an XFinity wireless router please! [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Feb 25, 2012 - 6 answers

How can I get my iMac to wake up remotely?

How do I get my iMac to wake on demand when it's asleep and asked to do so? These instructions from Apple are pretty straightforward on how to set it up for Bonjour, but I can't get it to work when it receives a request from Apple TV to wake up. It's an iMac running Lion with a Time Capsule set up as the Base Station. The iMac supports Wake on Demand over Wi-Fi and ethernet (it's connected over Wi-Fi). Time Capsule and Lion have the latest updates. I've found recommendations on Google but nothing has worked. Any troubleshooting pointers? (Bonus question: how can I get it to wake up from outside my network?) Thanks.
posted by jroybal on Feb 24, 2012 - 1 answer

Apple TV in Canada: Yay or Nay?

Tell me everything about AppleTV in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Feb 14, 2012 - 12 answers

What box should I buy?

Roku vs. Apple TV vs. ? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Jan 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Apple TV, music with screen off

Can I use an Apple TV for music with the screen turned off? [more inside]
posted by iotic on Jan 9, 2012 - 9 answers

How can I play classic NES/SNES games on my TV?

I want to do NES/SNES emulation, and play the games on my HDTV. What's the best way to do this (details inside)? [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Dec 27, 2011 - 8 answers

Apple TV + converter?

I love Netflix and we have it on the Xbox. But my kid's moving to college and taking the Xbox with her. Can I replace it with an Apple TV plus an HDMI->Composite/S-Video converter or should I bite the bullet and get another Xbox? It seems a waste to buy one just for Netflix.
posted by tommasz on Dec 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Simple way to watch HD movies on my TV?

I want watch on my TV the videos that are on my computer. HD (720p) format. Video streaming of content not necessary. What is the easiest and cheapest way to go about this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Dec 21, 2011 - 25 answers

iPad 2 FaceTime AirPlay mirroring on Apple TV?

Long story short: does iPad 2 mirroring via AirPlay to an Apple TV work for FaceTime chats? There was news about it when iOS 5 was in beta but I can't seem to find a definite yes or no about the final product.
posted by DoctorFedora on Dec 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Apple TV and Me

Tell me about Apple TV. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Oct 29, 2011 - 28 answers

Is it me or my Apple TV?

Apple TV first gen. (updated to current software) problem: Suddenly last night the menu for TV shows was empty, showing nothing but My TV Shows. No Search, Favorites, Top Shows, etc. WTF? [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on Sep 24, 2011 - 6 answers

Having trouble getting my Macbook to communicate with other devices on my network.

I'm having trouble getting my Macbook to reliably communicate with, well, anything else on my network, and not having a spare router or laptop is not helping the troubleshooting process. [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Sep 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Is it worth it to keep my HDTV or just get a regular TV + Apple TV?

Just bought an HDTV. Is it worth it, or should I just get a regular TV + Apple TV? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Sep 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Why won't my Apple TV (2nd Gen) work with my awesome HD-capable Sony Trinitron?

AppleTvFilter: I'm trying to get my Apple TV (2 gen) to work on my HDCP-capable Sony Trinitron, but am having some weird issues. [more inside]
posted by bjork24 on Aug 22, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for some good Apple TV screen saver photos

What's a good flickr search phrase for my Apple TV screen saver? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Jun 25, 2011 - 6 answers

The cars are killing mah TV!

When cars drive by my house, it messes up my TV antenna signal and my Apple TV streaming. [more inside]
posted by elpea on Mar 5, 2011 - 10 answers

Cord-cutting

I want cable TV without the cable! I'm nearly there, but I want the most efficient way to accomplish this. Help me round out my setup make it more efficient! [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Feb 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Why does my new Apple TV give audio but no video sometimes?

Help me figure out why sometimes I don't get any video out of my Apple TV. [more inside]
posted by drstein on Jan 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Apple Box or Apple Cable

I want to stream Netflix and iTunes videos to my TV. I have a 4th gen iPod Touch. Is there any reason to get an Apple TV rather than just one of those Apple component or composite cables? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Jan 16, 2011 - 8 answers

boxee, roku, appletv, googletv?

Christmas List Question: Boxee, Roku, AppleTV, GoogleTV, or other? Thoughts, Feelings, Emotions? [more inside]
posted by fozzie33 on Nov 22, 2010 - 36 answers

Help me reduce the footprint of my home theater components.

Help me reduce the footprint of my home theater components. Any and all options welcome. [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Sep 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Mass convert video files

Mass convert and import videos into iTunes the simple way? [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Sep 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Cut cable with AppleTV?

Is Apple TV the silver bullet I need to kick Comcast to the curb once and for all? Or is it an overhyped device that I have no need for? Help me decide to save or spend $100... [more inside]
posted by arniec on Sep 6, 2010 - 17 answers

I Need to Pause the Movie and Look Something Up...

Which is the best method for adding codec, playing video from remote shares, and most of all usable web browsing to an AppleTV? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Nov 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me bring my living room into the future!

My wife and I are finally getting around to getting an HDTV soon. When we do that, we want to adjust the setup in our living room to reflect the way we consume entertainment these days. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Nov 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Help my Mac Mini work with my TV!

Mac Mini filter: when using a Mini like an AppleTV, it makes the TV screen flicker horizontally. When we switch it to a regular monitor, it is fine. Any ideas on how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Green on Sep 23, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me figure out what I want.... slingox, xbox360, appletv

Currently I don't have internet/cable/Sat etc... We borrow my neighbors internet and watch a lot of hulu on a laptop in the bedroom. We're looking to get Cable, DVR, and cable internet, but the TV is in the Basement. Is there a DVR that is available to stream to the laptop in the bedroom? I've looked at the Slingbox, AppleTV, and XBox360, but can't decide if any of these things will do what I'm wanting.
posted by TuxHeDoh on Sep 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Which 1080p HDMI media streamer should I purchase?

Which 1080p HDMI media streamer should I purchase? [more inside]
posted by Perplexer on Sep 3, 2009 - 5 answers

iMe

Could you help me in making my decision to switch to Apple TV [more inside]
posted by Hands of Manos on Jul 28, 2009 - 10 answers

AppleTV or Roku?

I just got rid of my cable box, and got a Netflix subscription. I'ts very, well...refreshing. I like Netflix so much that I am contemplating ordering a Roku or AppleTV w/ Boxee. Can anyone share their experience with either/or? I DL'ed Boxee on my Mac, and it's extremely buggy. Is it the same on the AppleTV?
posted by helios410 on Apr 6, 2009 - 26 answers

Should I switch from Xbox XBMC to AppleTV?

I have a 32" / 81cm enhanced definition widescreen CRT TV. I have an Xbox running XBMC connected via component to watch standard (ie not 720p) TV and DVD rips, letting the Xbox upscale to 720p. Will upgrading to an AppleTV and playing 720p rips dramatically improve the picture, or will I probably not notice any difference on such a small screen? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Mar 5, 2009 - 4 answers

iTunes on AppleTV only

Apple TV - Can I keep my iTunes library only on my Apple TV to free up the hard drive on my macbook? If I were to do this, how would I keep my iPhone iTunes library up to date?
posted by muscat on Dec 27, 2008 - 4 answers

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