adding apps to ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by yelhsa421, May 17, 2013.

  1. yelhsa421 macrumors newbie

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    I just got a subscription to redbox instant and when i try to play the video on my ATV through my Iphone4S all it will play is the sound. I figured that since the youtube airplay still works maybe i would have to get the Redbox instant app on the TV. Is there a way to download that app to the Apple TV?

    Thanks for any help that you can give.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Haven't tried Redbox Instant myself, but from reading this article it sounds like the app doesn't properly support AirPlay (it gives audio-only, as you've found). Apparently it'll work OK with AirPlay Mirroring, but that will give you a shrunken picture.

    No reason I can see Redbox couldn't fix this in their app, but it's something they have to address.

    Currently it's not possible to install apps on an Apple TV. Sure would be a great feature, though.
     
  3. linds15 macrumors 6502a

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    the app isnt broken they do this so you can't airplay to the TV. if you're phone is jailbroken there may be a tweak that can enable it for you, unrestrict premium comes to mind but im not sure if it would work with this app
     

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