Freeview On An AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Goftrey, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Goftrey

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    #1
    Is it possible to watch freeview through ATV 1 or 2? Would I have to jailbrake it or what? My freeview box just died and I was thinking it'd a nice addition to my Apple family :)
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    The AppleTV is an iTunes target only. It doesn't have a built in receiver, nor does it support pass-thru, or video capture.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I live abroad, so to watch freeview i chose the channel through the TVCatchUp app on my iPad. I then send the stream to ATV via AirPlay, not exactly switch on and watch. But better than nothing.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    No. It only plays media files from iTunes, iCloud, certain web streaming services and Airplay streams from iOS devices.
     

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