New Apple aTV owner here... What apps are worth getting?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by theautopilot, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. theautopilot macrumors 6502a

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    Just wondering if there are any must-have games or apps if your an aTV owner, for mirroring or airplay.

    So far enjoying GarageBand through a decent sound system (shame about the lag though). Anything else?
     
  2. priitv8, Nov 13, 2013
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    priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    Remote
    Beamer
    Subler

    If you are into creating music, then djay and vjay from Algoriddim, maybe. Or Traktor DJ by Native Instruments.

    Oh and Real Racing uses mirroring in a funny way.
     
  3. Mr-Kerrse macrumors 6502

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    infuse,

    djay app ( not much good for mixing though due to lag)

    remote

    tunein radio
     
  4. institute, Nov 13, 2013
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    institute macrumors regular

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    Plex
    Crackle
    UStream
    Justin TV
    Amazon Instant Video (requires amazon prime)

    And any of the TV network apps if you like mainstream TV. I have used CBS, NBC, PBS, ITVPlayer and BBC. These are usually region restricted to either the US or UK and you have to use a DNS service or or VPN to see them if you are not from there.
     
  5. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    Aren't those jailbreak necessary?

    I second Beamer..it's great...would be perfect it had playlists.
     
  6. institute macrumors regular

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    He asked for Airplay capable stuff. These are all iOS available.

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    The Brit ones require you set up a UK iTunes account but that is easy to do.
     
  7. VideoBeagle macrumors 6502a

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    Ah...(I don't do much ios to appletv, more just mac to it...so good to know!)
     
  8. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    If you have a media library not inside iTunes already then I recommend AirVideo HD

    I use it with my iPhone to watch documentaries etc from my mac on the TV via Airplay. have yet to find any file it has issue with and handles 1080p mkv files from my bluray disks without any stutters. (and its so much nicer to leave all the blurays and dvds on the shelf).
     
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    If jailbroken: MovieBox

    If not jailbroken: Puffin Browser, you can navigate and see flash videos ;), it does only mirroring though.

    I guess Amazon Videos if you don't have other devices that can stream it, I stream it from my PS3.
     

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