Any way to get Netflix working with ATV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by RichardF, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. RichardF macrumors 6502a

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    Via a proxy server perhaps. Just wondering: any ideas?
     
  2. savar macrumors 68000

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    Netflix is releasing an API soon. I expect that Apple will be likely to add this once the API is available.
     
  3. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    I hope so. I've currently got an ATV and a Roku box on the same TV. When (if) this happens, I can move the netflix into my master bedroom
     
  4. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. They did indeed 18 hours ago:

    Netfix Developer site: API

    The Apple TV with Netflix would be perfect.

    Another thought is that Apple would soon merge the Apple TV and the Mac Mini... I know, I know, rather unlikely but knows?
     
  5. Superman07 macrumors 6502a

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    To me, for now it sounds like streaming of the on-demand content won't be a feature.
     
  6. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you are right. Others will be asking about streaming so we should hear from Netflix soon about this particular point.
     
  7. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a big thumbs up to Netflix :) I'm currently looking for a way to stream their movies without having to run windows on my macbook
     
  8. RichardF thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here is Netflix's explanation about why it doesn't work im Mac OS X:


    Watching instantly on your computer

    Our apologies — instant watching is currently not supported for Macintosh.

    Our goal is for Netflix members to enjoy movies and TV shows on whatever screen they want. We're required to use Digital Rights Management to protect movies watched instantly online, and right now we only have approval for this protection on Windows Operating systems, not the Mac.

    Apple does not license their DRM solution to third parties, which has made this more difficult, but we are working with the studios and content owners to gain approval for other solutions. As soon as a studio-approved DRM for the Mac is available to us, whether from Apple or another source, we will move quickly to provide a movie viewer that enables you to watch movies from Netflix instantly on your Mac.

    In the meantime, you can use your account to watch instantly on any compatible PC, and Intel-based Macintosh computers can watch movies instantly using Boot Camp, Parallels, or Fusion to run Windows. Also, your Macintosh is fully compatible with adding titles to the Instant Queue for later watching on compatible devices, as well as to have a playlist ready to go when we do enable Macintosh watching.
     
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  10. Chris Rogers macrumors 6502a

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    awesome, you've made my day, but the person in the article is right. Such a small percentage is available to view now. I'd say about 75% of the view now movies were made between 1970-1989. Not really complaining because DC Cab was a good movie but I'd like to see a greater collection of more current movies. :D
     
  11. wvuwhat macrumors 65816

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    It's a start, because I've got a house full of Macs and I'm paying for something I'm unable to use. I'm pumped to see this coming to Macs.
     

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