Using Mac Mini to Stream ESPN 3 or other Sports

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by DAJohnsonGymDaw, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2013

    Posting newbie to the forums, but been lurking for a while. Our IT guy (CPA) firm tells me that the Mac Mini is terrible at streaming ESPN 3 or sports because of stuttering. He says windows machines are much better. He's not sure why. Is he full of bull, or is this the truth. Normally, he's a Mac guy (laptops, iPad, iPhone, etc.). Would like a Mac Mini to use in my Home Theater and airplay to other Apple TV's, but want to get opinions from others in the know, first. Thanks for your opinions.

  2. macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    A new mini streams ESPN3 fine based on personal experience. There are a lot of people on this forum that use mini's as HTPC's and media servers.
  3. macrumors 68040

    Designer Dale

    Mar 25, 2009
    Folding space
    Streaming speed should be a function of your Internet connection speed and not your computer system. I watched some ESPN3 on my Apple TV running through my '08 MBP with no issues. And I watched drag racing so I would have noticed stutter in the feed ;)

    Note: I have Comcast at around 12 Mbwhatever. Megabits/sec, I think.

  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2013

    I just purchased the IPad Mini and the streaming on ESPN is great.. no problems..looks like HD.... also I have Uverse for internet

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