Ditching cable (another thread!)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by philr5150, May 9, 2011.

  1. philr5150 macrumors regular

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    I've been reading a lot of posts about ditching cable as I was considering doing the same. I am going to do it - it's just too expensive. I've got an AppleTV 2 - not jailbroken. Is there anyway to get Hulu Plus working on there - I'm prepared to jailbreak it.

    If I could get Hulu Plus working on there, I'd feel more confident about ditching cable. Netflix is great but not everything I want to watch is on there.
     
  2. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    At the moment you can only get hulu using playon
     
  3. Sparky9292 macrumors 6502a

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    ... Which is crap.

    All of the jailbreak options are terrible for Hulu.

    Lack of Hulu is biggest flaw for AppleTV. I doubt that Apple will ever allow it because they sell the same shows via ITunes.
     
  4. dgalvan123 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what we used to think about Netflix.

    You never know.
     
  5. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    I'd dump cable if it wasn't for stupid MLB and NFL blackouts.
     
  6. MikeVarney macrumors member

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    I actually use an AppleTV *and* a WDTV Live Plus. I use the AppleTV for NetFlix and iTunes streaming (as well as AirPlay), and I use WDTV for AVIs.

    I see that Hulu on WDTV is "Coming Soon". Perhaps when that comes out you could run both boxes? They're both cheap compared to a cable bill.
     
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    That's ok, I have other *cough* sources for my TV show needs. Thank goodness for mkvtools and identity 2.
     

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