Atv over 3G

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mrholder, May 7, 2014.

  1. mrholder macrumors regular

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    Can the ATV use the iPhone's personal hotspot? I'd like to use it in a place that has no wifi. If not, is the ATV1 still being sold and have the recent problems been sorted out?
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    ATV3 works via iPhone hotspot, yes. ATV1 is long gone.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Only the current apple tv, aka ATV3, is still being made/sold by Apple.
     
  4. mrholder thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the replies. How many Mbps are required for a good connection over hotspot to stream? I'll have to do a speedtest for the area.
     
  5. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Basic guidelines here are pretty close: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3623
     
  6. perezr10 macrumors 6502a

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    I was able to use my ATV3 on my iPhone 4S hotspot. I had pretty good download speeds for a 4S of around 5mb/sec.
     
  7. Barena macrumors newbie

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    I've used it over both 3G and 4G connections - Netflix quality was awful over 3G, but everything else worked fine.
     
  8. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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    OP, are you not concerned about the cost of streaming everything over 3G? With tiers as they are, AT&T, Verizon, or whoever you use is going to LOVE you if you go this way. If you watch only a few movies/shows a month, you would probably find it cheaper to install wifi or even have someone tear open the walls to install ethernet cable and then reseal those walls, paint them, etc. Even that would probably be cheaper if you're thinking you'll go this way for a while (and watch even a modest amount of (streamed) movies/shows).
     

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