Airplay question ... so what CAN you stream?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by itsjustmeee, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. itsjustmeee macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008
    I have a friend that has an ipad 1 and I'm thinking about getting them an Apple TV for christmas. What can they actually stream to it .... netflix, hulu +, other streaming apps? I was never quite sure what the capabilities and the restrictions were with airplay.
  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago

    Itunes purchased films, and a lot of other things if you can tweak a few settings here and there. I used my iPad 1 with my gen1 and 2 ATV units without issues, it will of course depend on the quality of router, distance from it etc.
  3. whooleytoo macrumors 603


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    Honestly, I'm not sure; which is the frustrating thing. It can be very hit and miss. For instance I tried the iPlayer app which should support video Airplay, but the free videos only support audio Airplay. I don't feel like paying the money just to test if the paid videos work.

    I use it for Youtube (Airplay almost always works) and if streaming a video from my Mac, via the iPad to the ATV.
  4. bohbot16 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 22, 2009
  5. itsjustmeee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2008

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