Freeview On An AppleTV?

Goftrey

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Original poster
May 20, 2011
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Wales, UK
Is it possible to watch freeview through ATV 1 or 2? Would I have to jailbrake it or what? My freeview box just died and I was thinking it'd a nice addition to my Apple family :)
 

adbe

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Jul 11, 2008
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No.

The AppleTV is an iTunes target only. It doesn't have a built in receiver, nor does it support pass-thru, or video capture.
 

almonde

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Sep 7, 2006
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Houston, TX
I live abroad, so to watch freeview i chose the channel through the TVCatchUp app on my iPad. I then send the stream to ATV via AirPlay, not exactly switch on and watch. But better than nothing.
 

AdrianK

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Feb 19, 2011
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No. It only plays media files from iTunes, iCloud, certain web streaming services and Airplay streams from iOS devices.
 
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