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Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:19 AM   #1
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Apple TV Internet usage

i was using my Apple TV uisng 3g internet from my iPhone and kept track of my internet usage after using it for around 15-20mins, it only sent and recieved around 1-2mb, i was just wondering if the usage is really that low? Its Amazing!
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:31 AM   #2
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Um if you weren't streaming content from the Internet that is typical - if you stream a 10GB movie it'll use 10GBs ...
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:33 AM   #3
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what did you do for those 15-20 mins? if you streamed a song that could be normal, now way you streamed any video and used that little
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 01:25 AM   #4
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Yeah, what were you doing? just monitoring idle usage?
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:15 AM   #5
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i was just checking how fast the games work, its lags alot on wifi but no lag on 3g, games tried (order and chaos (little lag), Geo 2 (no lag), Modern combat 3)

i also did connect the 3g to my computer and streamed a 4min video, and it only used around 1-2mb.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:35 AM   #6
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I wasn't aware there were games on the Apple TV.


or are you saying you created a network on your phone and joined the Apple TV to it and Airplayed games from the phone to the aTV?

Also the quality of a video being streamed will determine the amount of data used. Like someone mentioned, a 10GB video will use 10GB of data once it is done streaming.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:11 AM   #7
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I wasn't aware there were games on the Apple TV.


or are you saying you created a network on your phone and joined the Apple TV to it and Airplayed games from the phone to the aTV?

Also the quality of a video being streamed will determine the amount of data used. Like someone mentioned, a 10GB video will use 10GB of data once it is done streaming.
Games can be played via AirPlay. Some games like Real Racing 2 also fully support it so the iPad/iPhone screen displays something different than your TV.

I just downloaded Draw-It which mirrors the game to your Apple TV and makes any iPad or iPhone a controller with the free app called Push-It. It also supports up to 15 players at once.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:44 AM   #8
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ok so in the end, i can play games without looking at the usage but i got to keep track of the usage when i see videos. right? games wont take much usage?

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I wasn't aware there were games on the Apple TV.


or are you saying you created a network on your phone and joined the Apple TV to it and Airplayed games from the phone to the aTV?

Also the quality of a video being streamed will determine the amount of data used. Like someone mentioned, a 10GB video will use 10GB of data once it is done streaming.
gameloft games are supported by appletv, ur iphone/ipad will be the controller, except for order and chaos, tried asphalt 7 and modern combat 3 , ur iphone is the controller its amazing!

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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:00 AM   #9
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...but i got to keep track of the usage when i see videos. right?
It depends where the videos are coming from. If you are streaming them from the internet, then it will use up a portion of your data allowance. If you Airplay a video that you already have on your phone or homeshare a video from iTunes it won't use up your data allowance.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:31 AM   #10
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It depends where the videos are coming from. If you are streaming them from the internet, then it will use up a portion of your data allowance. If you Airplay a video that you already have on your phone or homeshare a video from iTunes it won't use up your data allowance.
i always use airplay to stream my video, can u tell me the approx. usage of streaming a video (1.5gb) thru airplay?
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i always use airplay to stream my video, can u tell me the approx. usage of streaming a video (1.5gb) thru airplay?
0 if you already have the video on your phone or mac
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Well using AirPlay is kind of like utilizing the Home Share on Apple TV - its all done through a Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi connection - all local - no Internet required - the 1-2MB would be data like email or other background downloads coming into your iPhone. It may also be the app downloading a little data.
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