Is YouTube a limited search on AppleTV2?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by WooBah, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. WooBah macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    Hi all,

    I can access songs from YouTube on my mac through firefox that do not show up on the Apple TV2's version of YouTube. For example, Elvis Presely's, Don't; Elvis Presley's, Snowbird (just the song not the live screw around version); and Flaming Star by Elvis Presley. These are just a few examples. I can give many many more from videos to music to live performances of many different groups/entertainers. What gives?
  2. YanniDepp macrumors 6502


    Dec 10, 2008
    Yes, it is limited. Many videos are only available in FLV, not h.264.
  3. slothrob macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2007
    I also find that, when I rent movies on YouTube, only some of them appear on the aTV.
  4. ThemacNub macrumors regular

    Aug 26, 2010
    Some videos wont work because they want their ads played. Thats why vevo for example arent on any iOS devices because they can not run ads. Others do this too but it is generally music
  5. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2008
    There's an app for Vevo on the iPad that works quite nice.
  6. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    It's not an Apple TV thing. And all videos on Youtube are available in h.264 so it's not a flash thing. The reason some don't show up is because the author of the video is able to require that the video only be available from a computer. So the Apple TV and any mobile devices you have won't play it.

    This mostly applies to official music videos. However, on your ipad or iphone you can get the free Vevo app to play official music videos and Vevo is Airplay enabled so you can get those videos on your Apple TV that way.

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