Mirroring Hulu Plus app for iPhone 4S to ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pilot1226, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. pilot1226 macrumors 6502a

    pilot1226

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    Has anyone mirrored the Hulu Plus app from your iPhone 4S to your Apple TV? Was the phone and the ATV able to keep up, or did it lag?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Diode macrumors 68020

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    It works just fine - no lagging but it's not full screen as it has the typical bars on either side.
     
  3. Vikingobsessed macrumors newbie

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    I mirror

    both my 4S and iPad to my ATV2 frequently. There are a couple of caveats, tho.

    Make sure your 4S is on the same wifi network as your ATV2. This might sound like a no-brainer, but I have a CenturyLink wirless modem coming into my house and a Netgear router for inside house traffic. Every now and again my phone will connect to the CenturyLink when I get home instead of the Netgear.

    If your wireless internet has a sucky speed (like mine...we can only get 1.5) then the speed will be slower with some initial buffering.

    Oh, and make sure that not only Airplay is enabled, but mirroring as well.

    If I have a piece of media stored on my device like movie or tv show, there are absolutely no glitches with Airplay.
     
  4. pilot1226 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    pilot1226

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    Sounds great. Thanks for your responses. I don't know if I have the guts to truly get rid of my family cable in favor of Hulu Plus - I didn't see any Disney or Nickelodeon shows on there that the kids in my family like to watch. But, it is nice to know there's an option available if I decide to go this route.

    If I cancelled Family Cable, I'd save around $50 per month, but I lose some of the promotional discounts on my landline phone, so that means my bill would really only go down by around $25 per month. I don't know if it's worth it to be without the cable package for that small amount, and I like having the landline here. Tough decision.

    And for some reason, CBS just doesn't offer any prime-time shows on Hulu or Hulu Plus. I know that my cable company offers them On Demand, but there's usually a considerable delay between when they become available and when they've first aired.

    Our internet speed is great. I usually get around 2.0 MBps (so that's what, 16 Mbps I think?) download and around 2 Mbps on the upload side (capped). Assuming I'm streaming, that's all or mostly download bandwidth, and I have a network with all Wireless N capable devices. Should be fine. (Cisco E3000 Router, all our laptops except for my iBook have N)

    Thanks again for the responses.
     

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