Netflix on ATV1? Is it possible? I need a real answer.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by alexreich, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. alexreich macrumors 6502a


    Jan 26, 2011
    Hey guys, my ATV1 just appeared on at door this afternoon. I'm very excited. I managed to get the 160GB model, with the box, manuals, etc for $130 and the machine is in good condition. :)

    While I know I can install XBMC for streaming from my LAN shares, and Firefox for light web browsing, but I cannot find a definitive answer on whether or not I can get Netflix going on this thing. I've seen online people saying that they've done it, but I haven't seen it in action or how they've 'done' it.

    Since I've traded my ATV2 for cash to buy an ATV1 in favor of the hackability/upgradability, the only capability I may have lost is Netflix, unless someone can lead me to a guide on getting it set up. :confused:

    If it's impossible to get Netflix going on the ATV1 it's okay, I have my Mac mini plugged into the TV and can view it from there. I'd just prefer to have all my streaming/playback on one electronic device so I don't have to switch back and forth on TV inputs. :D
  2. lentini macrumors regular

    Jun 27, 2010
    No, it's not powerful enough to run Silverlight that Netflix requires for its streaming content

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