Freeview On An AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Goftrey, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000


    May 20, 2011
    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 :)
  2. adbe macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008

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

    Sep 7, 2006
    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.
  4. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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

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