Apple TV questions

jack1123

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Mar 7, 2012
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Hey,

Im new to Apple TV and have a few questions. Please forgive my ignorance, they might seem a bit stupid!

1)

On the new Apple TV can I stream directly from my MBP?

2)

If so, is this only things purchased directly from iTunes, or can other things be streamed?

3)

When streaming from my iPad can I still use other functions?

4)

Can only officially purchased movies be streamed from the iPad?

5)

As doubtful as it is, can I stream things from websites that I'm streaming from?

Thanks in advance!
 

aross99

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Dec 17, 2006
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East Lansing, MI
#1: Yes, using iTunes

#2: Doesn't have to be purchased from iTunes, but it needs to be in a format iTunes and the Apple TV recognizes.

#3: Yes

#4: See #2

#5: You can't stream from Safari on your MBP, but you can stream certain things from Safari on your iPad, depending on if they have enabled Airplay. In my experience, there is very little content you can stream this way.
 

khollister

macrumors 6502a
Feb 1, 2003
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Orlando, FL
Hey,

Im new to Apple TV and have a few questions. Please forgive my ignorance, they might seem a bit stupid!

1)

On the new Apple TV can I stream directly from my MBP?
Yes

2)

If so, is this only things purchased directly from iTunes, or can other things be streamed?
anything that is in an ATV/iTunes compatible format, not just iTunes DRM'd content.

3)

When streaming from my iPad can I still use other functions?
Not sure - I don't use my iPad for this

4)

Can only officially purchased movies be streamed from the iPad?
No

]5)

As doubtful as it is, can I stream things from websites that I'm streaming from?
not yet - this is supposed to be supported in the next version of OS X (Mountain Lion)
 

jack1123

macrumors newbie
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Mar 7, 2012
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Thanks guy, I REALLY appreciate it. Apple seem to be oddly vague about this kind of thing on the site. I shall be buying the new Apple TV next week!
 

darster

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Aug 25, 2011
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With regards to #5, you will be able to do that this summer when Mountain Lion comes out or you can purchase AirParrot for $10, which does that now :)
 

jack1123

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Mar 7, 2012
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With regards to #5, you will be able to do that this summer when Mountain Lion comes out or you can purchase AirParrot for $10, which does that now :)
Another reason, if i needed one! Im really impressed with Apple TV, it seems like a decent amount of bang for you buck
 

tom123

macrumors regular
Apr 9, 2006
122
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Ohio
AirParrot

or you can purchase AirParrot for $10, which does that now :)[/QUOTE]

AirParrot works good! And now even has audio to TV (must load driver)

But some type is hard to read - not bad - (but a TV is not a monitor)
Great for streaming a movie that is not mp4!

The cpu seems high, (very high compared to iTunes streaming.)

If your running Snow, it's worth $10. If your running Mountain - no.

my 4 cents