Considering buying Apple TV...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rockitdog, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    I'm thinking about ditching DirecTV and moving to AppleTV but have some questions. Do apps like Disney Channel or Disney Jr require a cable or satellite subscription? Obviously Netlfix and Hulu do but do most of the other apps require subscriptions?
     
  2. hunkim macrumors newbie

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    most of the other apps need a cable subscription unfortunately. :(
     
  3. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    For now most of the channels on ATV needs a tv provider subscription.

    But you can always just buy seasons of the shows you watch from iTunes. Or get an HD antenna for live programming and use HULU+ as your DVR/on demand.

    Some members here wait for discounted iTunes gift cards to go on sale. Buy the largest amount and use that to pay for their Hulu/Netflix for the year. This saves even more money.
     
  4. RUGERMAN macrumors regular

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    ATV VS Tivo

     
  5. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    TiVo wins hands down.

    Apple TV is an "over the top" device. Meaning it is in a complementary category to Subscription TV.

    Apple TV is all streaming. It does not have a coaxial input to get ota content
     

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