sleep timer/ATV streaming shut off

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by drummer5645, May 4, 2014.

  1. drummer5645 macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2014
    Did a search and found dated info only. Considering a switch to ATV if it can be made to stop streaming when TV is shut down via sleep timer.

    Today my Roku 3 off TV will continue to stream, even if TV is off, until the program or worse baseball game is over. You must manually go into program stop mode on the Roku. Sort of defeats the TV sleep timer benefits. To make matter worse the lovely cable company is now tracking and charging for monthly overages on their predetermined limited "limitless" internent content amounts.

    Thanks for the help in advance
  2. twintin, May 4, 2014
    Last edited: May 4, 2014

    twintin macrumors 6502

    Aug 10, 2012
    For this to work both devices must have HDMI CEC enabled and your TV must issue right commands. To my best knowledge ATV does not support HDMI CEC. However, from my own experience the HDMI CEC compatibility between devices is very flaky, especially if different manufacturers are involved.
  3. drummer5645 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 8, 2014

    Thanks and you would think the limits being installed would put this capability at least in the ATV, Roku, etc in their future project lists. I guess a smart tv's apps would/could handle the sutdown if you used it instead of an "external" box.

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