New ATV 3 owner. UK.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by StuartMoore, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. StuartMoore macrumors regular

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    Hello all.

    First time ATV owner here. Purchased it from Aberdeen Airport duty free for £77. Looking forward to setting it up when I return to the UK on the 11th.....

    Any advice, tips, etc etc that you wise people on here can give me would be great.

    Thanks, Stuart.
     
  2. WillFisher macrumors 6502

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    I personally love my Apple TV, as a UK user as well.

    Sadly theres currently/never will be a Jailbreak for ATV3, so theres not a great deal that needs to be done.
    I still have my fingers crossed for a few basic apps like iPlayer and 4oD to arrive, till then I mirror off my Macbook/iPad.
    But enjoy, its a great device!
     
  3. StuartMoore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply.

    So mirroring is basically putting what's displayed on your iPad/iPhone and airplayed to your TV!?
     
  4. WillFisher macrumors 6502

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    Yeah thats it! Whatever is on you iPads screen will get mirrored and the same goes for a, 2011 onwards Mac? I think its 2011. Might have to double check.

    But with the Mac you can also use extend display, which does exactly what it sounds like. I normally put 4oD etc onto my second display while I work on my Macbook Air. But thats just me!
     
  5. anarti macrumors regular

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    StuartMoore - regards from Aberdeen:)

    I got mine at Aberdeen apple store for £83 during the black Friday.

    I wish it has more apps for BBC, 4OD, Spotify etc.

    You can't go wrong with it. Worth every penny for airplay itself.
     
  6. clukas macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, I recently bought an ATV after long deliberations whether I really need it. Needless to say I never looked back and am very happy. For anyone thinking of buying, I got mine on amazon with quite a good discount aswell.
     
  7. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    We have two...One in the lounge and the other in our bedroom. I'd recommend Netflix as the content selection is wide, from movies to documentary programmes...all for £5 a month.

    As has also been mentioned, you can play your music, and your own encoded movies on the device too. A great little tool to have which I'm sure you'll find out when you get yours up and running.:)
     
  8. StuartMoore thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks all.

    I'm looking forward to setting all up pre Xmas. Should come in handy over the festive period!

    :)
     
  9. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    For me, the main uses of the AppleTV are Home Sharing for music (all my music is in iTunes, streamed through the AppleTV, using my iPhone/iPad as the remote control. It's a much nicer user-interface than most streaming options.), and Airplay.

    For pretty much anything you can 'push' the content to the AppleTV. So, if you're playing a game, you can play the audio through your home sound system. Or playing a video, just push it to the TV. You can turn on Airplay mirroring (which shows the entire iPhone/iPad screen on the TV), but it's at the iOS device's resolution so isn't always ideal. I haven't tried Airplay mirroring from a Mac - it's only available from a few recent Mac models.

    I use Netflix a lot too, but that's available on pretty much everything these days. Airplay and Home Sharing (with the Remote app) are the key features, IMO.
     
  10. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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  11. Donfor39 macrumors 6502a

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    Excellent just purchased Appl t.v. from Currys

    'The Office' on t.v. now from icloud library:)


    Going to enjoy Apple t.v:)
     

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