iTunes Live Menu

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Peace, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

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    Did anyone notice the what's new email that went out tonight ?

    It talks about a live stream of Paul McCartney Feb. 9th at 7PM.

    The interesting part is this :


    To celebrate the release of Paul McCartney's latest album — available now — we're streaming his exclusive performance at Capitol Studios on February 9 at 7 p.m. (PST). Watch the concert on iTunes on your computer, or stream it on your TV using your Apple TV — just choose iTunes Live from the Internet menu.

    Does anyone see the iTunes Live part on the menu or is this something new ?
     
  2. AppleInLVX macrumors 6502a

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    I'd love to know this too... I have no such menu item. I thought it was because I am in Canada... we often get the shaft on such things. But I can stream from iTunes and send it to the Apple TV. Just can't get it right from the Apple TV.

    Anyone else having this 'issue'?
     
  3. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Button showed up under Internet... Been streaming fine to my living room AppleTV since the beginning. Pretty impressed with the quality; hopefully we'll be treated to more live content in the near future!
     
  4. Spencie macrumors regular

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    I got it! Pretty awesome, hope Apple will do some more streams.
     
  5. bbapps macrumors regular

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    For me, ATV2 kept displaying an error when clicking the Play button. I had to use iTunes on Mac, then airplay to ATV2.
     
  6. fpnc macrumors 68000

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    I got multiple errors on my ATV2 also. Finally, after maybe five attempts at playback and always getting errors, I restarted my ATV and it worked until quite a bit later when I returned and found another error message on the TV (that may have happened when the concert was over, I think it played without problems for at least 30 minutes, I was busy outside and didn't watch the TV constantly). I get a really solid 5Mbps downstream (measured) from my ISP and nothing else was accessing the internet at the same time.

    Not a very good example of "it just works" streaming and the concert was in black & white (trying to limit bandwidth or just an artistic statement?). Once it began, however, the quality seemed okay.
     
  7. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Worked great here in Toronto. IMHO This is the official end of cable TV...
     
  8. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    If the main purpose of this free iTunes Live stream was to drive sales of his new CD, it worked. After the performance ended last night, I realized that all of the songs performed live were on the CD so I bought it before heading to bed.

    I *think* the B&W picture was more an artistic choice than a technical one, but we'll have to wait for the next one to know for sure.
     
  9. JPGR_Fan macrumors regular

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    Enjoyed the Show

    If you look at my handle, you'll know I'm a big Fan of the boys.

    I even had a Fats Waller LP almost 50 years ago (Kisses At the Bottom is a line from his popular song, Ain't Misbehavin').

    Paul will be 70 years old in June.

    However, I could understand it if some who watched and listened live were to say that Paul wouldn't be going to Hollywood on American Idol.

    Technical experience: After numerous errors, I got tuned in at 8 minutes after the hour. The broadcast was black and white, which was noticeable at first but I forgot about it several minutes in. Otherwise the presentation was of high quality with no streaming glitches.

    I'm a big fan of ATV2.
     
  10. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    If Apple start Streaming their Key notes, especially for the iPad 3, via iTunes live I will literally wet myself with excitement.

    Lock it in Apple.
     

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