AppleTV 4 and Hotel

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  1. UKFan643 macrumors regular

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    I know with the 3, the best way was to contact the hotel's wifi provider and register the MAC address. Has that process changed for the new model or is it still the same?
     
  2. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    It continues to be a bit of a headache getting it to work properly, especially AirPlay. Might be worth taking a look at the new 2016 Roku Streaming Stick with its' Hotel/Dorm Connect feature. Both Amazon & Best Buy are currently knocking $10 off the price, you can pick one up for $39.99.

     
  3. UKFan643 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not worried about AirPlay so much. I just want to be able to stream directly from the AppleTV.
     
  4. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Get a new AppleTV4 and a 2016 Roku Stick -- take them both along, try them out, keep the one that works best for you and return the other (or keep them both and just take the Roku Stick on the road)...
     
  5. UKFan643 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've already got the AppleTV and don't want to buy something else just for hotel rooms. I was just hoping they had simplified the process.
     
  6. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    The settings screen has changed, but the process is the same.
     
  7. winstars macrumors member

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    As stated above, its exactly the same procedure as the ATV3. I have had very good success emailing in or calling in my WiFi address to many hotels before I actually check in, usually a day or two before. The key is getting to the IT guy at the hotel, NOT engineering...

    I just was in about 25 cities in North and South America (and London) and used it everywhere, like streaming device, you just need decent speed. And with the ATV4 having the Speedtest app, you can see where things stand speed wise and troubleshoot issues much more easily.

    Not to mention you can change your DNS settings and use a SmartDNS and defeat almost all geoblocking...
     
  8. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502

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    I use my Apple TV regularly in hotels and can understand why you wouldn't want to buy a secondary media device but have you thought of purchasing a pocket router that will let you connect as a client and create your own AP?

    Ever since I started traveling with my own router it's taken a lot of the headache out of connecting the Apple TV, removing any lag or hiccups when streaming from my MacBook plus it allows me to connect the router where the strongest signal is and share it where I otherwise would not have a stellar connection. I also like being on my own isolated subnet so theres also that if you want a bit more privacy and it allows you to share one paid connection to all your devices. There's a lot more benefits that I won't bore you with :).
     
  9. shandyman Suspended

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    I've side loaded a browser onto the Apple TV and just go into that to do the usual terms and conditions gumpf, no need to mess with spoofing Mac addresses or getting other devices.

    http://www.idownloadblog.com/2015/11/06/install-web-browser-apple-tv/
     
  10. UKFan643 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ended up just connecting my laptop with a wired connection and sharing that with my ATV4. Worked like a charm.
     
  11. shandyman Suspended

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    Give my suggestion a go, works grand for me.
     
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    What kind of model do you have?
     

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