Macbook airplay to ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by imahawki, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Is this possible? If I pull up a netflix streaming video can I shoot it to my TV from my MBA like I can from my iPad?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Not from Netflix. At the moment, I think you can only do what you're asking with videos that are stored in iTunes. You can use third party solutions (like AirFlick) to send other videos that you have saved; but again, I don't think that works with Netflix videos.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, that would be a cool way to use my laptop to kick off something on the TV since it has better/easier search characteristics on Netflix. Oh well.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    I know it's not the best solution for what you're looking at, but using something like Rowmote on a jailbroken ATV2 can make the search process easier since it introduces a keyboard into your iPhone/iPad remote. Just something to think about.
     
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    DustinT

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    Thats true. But, that is supported using the Apple Remote app also, so no need to jailbreak for this feature. The keyboard on my iPhone 4 makes searching Netflix much easier than the ATV 2 remote.
     
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    PNutts

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    I use a PC to add it to Netflix's Instant Queue and then just select from AT2.
     

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