App in the UK

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by captainm1uk, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. captainm1uk macrumors newbie

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    Hi why oh why do US version of ATV get all the best apps and us poor brits get left in the cold with the dreggs :(

    C'mon Apple get them on :apple:
     
  2. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    I kind off 'want' Apple t.v. for my existing macbook/airport extreme/iphone 5

    If I were younger I would have bought it anyway

    I must admit there are 'reasons' not to purchase

    'airplay'/mirroring would require my macbook 'open' powered on (its in my living room anyway)

    the result would be itune rented movies on my Samsung lcd t.v. in living room hopefully 'wirelessly' its the 'need to leave mcbpro 'on' whilst my t.v is on to watch a movie....so thats mcbpro/apple t.v./lcd t.v. all full power to watch a rented movie?

    not yet convinced :(
     
  3. Stewart21 macrumors regular

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    You can of course use your iPhone to Airplay to the Apple TV. It's only £75 refurbished or from Amazon. I use it for Netflix from my iPad, the rest is rubbish at the moment but it will gradually get better.
     
  4. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Amazon does look to be the most likely 'retailer'

    Do you know the difference between the 2 'latest models? currently on Amazon, both are 2012 ATV3 models why is one a few quid more expensive than the other
    my 'wee 32" 720 LCD is brill for my flat so I don't sepcifically require 1080 HD viewing -720 wil be fine just wondered if that was why there are 2 atv 3 models

    Thanks for the 'tip' for the refurbs -is there any risk in getting a refurb will it be a atv 3?
     
  5. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    Why do you need to leave your MacBook on to watch content you have purchased from iTunes. Your can stream all your purchased content from the cloud directly to your TV and you don't end any other iOS devices to be on.
     
  6. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    cool i've prob got a basic appreciation of the features/benefits of ATV

    Amazon atv3 very soon me thinks, what is the 'difference' atv3 march 20012 model 76.00 atv3 new model 97.99

    The 'tech difference please not the cost differe:eek:nce
     
  7. Stewart21 macrumors regular

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    There is no difference whatsoever in technical terms. Might be a grey import. For peace of mind a "genuine" UK model refurb from the Apple Store is £75 and as good as new. The difference is it has a three-pin plug. Some of the grey imports may come with a two pin plug and adapter. You will need an HDMI cable if you don't have one. Just buy the cheapest you can find there's no difference between a £2 cable and a £30 one.
     
  8. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, not much free time at the moment, i've added the refurb atv 3 from u.k. store and the HDMI cable is 15 quid...probably order as well just delivery date to choose:)
     
  9. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    You mean you Airplay Netflix from your iPad to Apple TV? Why don't you just use the built in version on ATV?
     
  10. Stewart21 macrumors regular

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    The app on the iPad is easier to navigate than the ATV using the ATV remote or the Remote app so sometimes I use the iPad.
     

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