New Mac user, intrigued by apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by fgduthie, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. fgduthie macrumors member

    fgduthie

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    Hi folks,

    I'm not sure if many will be able to answer this, but hopefully so. I recently bought a MacBook Pro and I'm intrigued by the fact that if I get an Apple TV box, I can stream to it from my Mac. I have 2 questions about this:

    1. Does this work for webpages? For instance if I was streaming live sporting events, can I stream it to the Apple TV box? Or is it only for iTunes/Quicktime/VLC player?

    2. Are the functions on the Apple TV (For the UK iPlayer, BBC Radio, etc) regionalised? ie Can I continue to watch these items, from a UK box in mainland Europe? Or is it still a legal thing of only being available in the individual countries unless I use a VPN?

    Many thanks for any help

    Fraser
     
  2. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

    Boyd01

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    Using Airplay on your Mac, you can treat the AppleTV just like an external monitor. Perfomance using wired gigabit ethernet isn't bad, but certainly not as responsive as a directly connected external monitor. A wifi connection to the Apple TV will be much slower.

    As for the rest, I don't know for sure, but am pretty sure it is regionalized.
     
  3. Donoban macrumors 6502a

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    I stream movies from my air to my Apple TV over wifi and the performance is fine. The resolution might not be a perfect match but that could just be my crappy tv.

    I live in Australia and I see the nba, ufc fighting, plus other subscription services. You also get you tube, Apple trailers, but I don't see any specific Australian type apps.

    My advice would be to pick up a cheap refurb or second hand Apple tv and give it a go.
     
  4. fgduthie thread starter macrumors member

    fgduthie

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    Brilliant, cheers for that. It thought it may of been that way, but that's pretty cool.

    Will see about the regionalised thing - give's me options for moving around.

    Thanks for your help
     
  5. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    The apple tv does not support Iplayer. Also, even the competitors products which do support iPlayer are not available outside the UK using a non UK IP address. You can get around this by using a proxy so that you appear to have a UK IP.
     
  6. fgduthie thread starter macrumors member

    fgduthie

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    Cheers for that aswell. I live in Germany but from the UK so trying to see options for it. Got time to try and find options/solutions but thank you for your help aswell
     

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