appleTV and iPhone without hotspot?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by artinnj, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. artinnj macrumors newbie

    May 23, 2009
    Want to use my old appleTV 3rd gen and my iPhone 5S together for streaming when at our family vacation place. Grandfathered AT&T unlimited data, so I can't use the hotspot option. Setup is at a vacation place we are not often at, so a big waste of money to put wired internet access in it. Even tried a static wireless iPhone route to a wired appleTV between the two so the phone still goes to the internet via cellular, but the same thing happens. When I try to mirror my iPhone screen, it looks like it is just sending netflix or amazon URL to appleTV and fails (like Chromecast).

    Has anyone got a similar setup working?

    Best regards,

  2. SeaFox macrumors 68020


    Jul 22, 2003
    Somewhere Else
    Why don't you just stick a cheap wireless router there at the vacation house for devices to talk to each other through? You shouldn't need internet access for the iPhone and AppleTV to talk amongst themselves.
  3. Vermifuge macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2009
    This only works with the Apple TV 3 Rev A (or ATV4) and not the previous Apple TV 2 or 3...

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