Mac mini connected to a TV / protector via hdmi

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  1. Cbdboz, Jan 10, 2015
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    Cbdboz macrumors regular

    Cbdboz

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    Hi,

    A number of streaming services (flixster and Sky TV / Sky Go in uk) don't allow viewing from iPad via AirPlay due to digital rights issues.

    Anyone use a Mac mini connected directly to a TV or projector via hdmi, and can watch movies whilst using the Sky Go App on the mac mini (and also flixster)???

    .... Maybe more of a an for UK Mac mini users....
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    The Mac should see an HDTV as just another monitor, so there should be no trouble.
     
  3. Cbdboz thread starter macrumors regular

    Cbdboz

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    Can anyone from the uk confirm this.....or better still, anyone outside of the uk connecting to sky go via VPN, and then directly connecting to tv from a Mac mini on hdmi?

    ( otherwise, will have to buy, test, and take back if doesn't work....but would be good to know before hand)
     
  4. Cbdboz thread starter macrumors regular

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    From Sky website.....doesn't allow second screen viewing.....but perhaps on Mac mini via Hdmi as a single screen is fine???

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    Copy protection and tracking

    Sky Go does not permit the use of rooted or jail broken devices. Second screen display is also not permitted, for instance through the use of Air Play, Miracast, HDMI/TV-Out and Chromecast.

    Sky employs technologies such as digital rights management and copy protection to control the play back and copying of digital content provided via Sky Go.
     
  5. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    They're referring to "second screen" as in AppleTV via AirPlay (since they mention rooted and jail broken devices), Miracast, Chromecast, etc.

    I don't think this applies to desktop computers with multiple displays. I've never seen a desktop app refuse to run on display #2.
     

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