Considering buying Apple TV...

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

  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    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

    Oct 1, 2014
    most of the other apps need a cable subscription unfortunately. :(
  3. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    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

    Jun 12, 2010
    ATV VS Tivo

  5. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    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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