|Aug 4, 2011, 11:44 PM||#1|
Apple TV in my dorm?
Has anyone ever used Apple TV in your dorm? My roommate and I are considering it because it's about 1/3 the cost of cable and we don't watch a lot of TV beyond Netflix. I really don't know a lot about it, but a few of my concerns are:
- our internet is password protected (as in you have to open up a browser and enter in your information)- is there a workaround so we can still use netflix?
- is it a viable replacement for ordinary cable?
- is it worth it?
Edit: We already have Netflix and Amazon streaming from a free 1 year Amazon Prime subscription for students. Any way we could stream Amazon and potentially Hulu Plus?
Any help appreciated, thanks!
Last edited by TaylorY; Aug 5, 2011 at 12:04 AM. Reason: Additional info
|Aug 4, 2011, 11:50 PM||#2|
Since u dont have cable
And even tho i hate this device, you should consider the roku since it comes with hulu
Hulu is like $8 a month too
Netflix is more for movies and hulu for tv shows
$16 a month right there not bad
I gotta warn you compare to the apple tv the roku interface is horrendous
|Aug 5, 2011, 02:15 AM||#3|
The Apple TV is nice and works well for Netflix.
However, if you are looking for more options like Hulu Plus and Amazon Streaming, the Ruko is going to be the way to go.
The Ruko will do Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon streaming (and lots more).
As far as the protected wifi - I have no idea. Hopefully someone else can help with that.
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|Aug 5, 2011, 03:54 AM||#4|
What you could do is share the internet connection from a computer in your dorm, so that it get passed directly to ATV. You'd need to be carful to make sure no one else can use it though (people doing dodgy things with your login = your arse on the line), by using a password or linking to ATV via ethernet cable.
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|Aug 5, 2011, 01:40 PM||#5|
Of course if your dorm has wifi you should be able to stream from your computer/iPod/Iphone/iPad to your Apple TV via itunes because going from one device to another doesn't need the internet, just a way to connect the devices.
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