Squire

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by sigftw, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. sigftw macrumors member

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    http://www.squireapp.com

    I stumbled across this app whilst searching twitter for tvOS apps in development. After a number of days sitting in approval it's now available for the Apple TV.

    Right now you still need a Mac client to run it (however they are looking into making a future update to be Mac-less) but the core idea is that you subscribe to torrent tracker 'streams' via http://squirestreams.com and stream your content rather than the long process of downloading torrent, putting into folder, syncing with a DLNA etc.

    Much more instant and smooth as butter! On last count there were 2496 films and 1080 TV Shows available :eek:
     
  2. MLVC macrumors 6502

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    I've just installed it, and the number of movies and shows available is staggering, it runs very smooth indeed. And I wonder how legal this all is. But I'll enjoy it for as long as it lasts!
     
  3. PhyrePhox macrumors regular

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    There is no way this is legal but I love the idea of it.
     
  4. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    I installed the helper as well as the app on my mac mini. I was able to point my local movies and TV shows to squire and install a couple of streams, but am only able to see my local content.
    Do I need to do anything special to see the streams?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    This reminds me of the popcorn app idea...really not a good idea if you ask me...asking for a world of hurt.
     
  6. PhyrePhox macrumors regular

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    Definitely works in a similar way to Popcorn Time.
     
  7. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone know what ports the helper app uses?
     
  8. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Just installed this on my MBP and it works great. I see that the ATV app is $3.99. I was able to Airplay it from my MBP to the ATV, is there any advantage to the ATV app?
     
  9. Bradley Easton, Jan 15, 2016
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    Downloaded the Mac app it loads onto the black screen with TV Shows and Movies, but then it just freezes my Mac?

    EDIT: Feel so stupid, I just had to press esc
     
  10. jaysue macrumors regular

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    This seems pretty cool, not sure it will last, but does anyone know what file types it plays for local files?
     
  11. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I am a bit surprised this got approved. Anyway, I wonder if the native support without the mac helper will get approved. Would be nice if the developer could respond with some in site.

    Those in the know. Are these Streaming options similar to what is used by the KODI "1Channel" like Add On's? I know of people using KODI Add On's for this very thing on Amazon Fire TV (and Stick) and other devices.

    Just wondering if 1Channel Add On (example) is simply pulling for the same sources or something different.

    EDIT: Also, is this similar to the Add On's for PLEX. I.E. If you can add these kinds of Add On's to the PLEX Server and use the PLEX Client on the Apple TV, then what is the difference? Is it maybe the fact that you can do a lot of different things on PLEX (and on this App) that it gets approved. And maybe that is why other native apps would not. Like maybe KODI / MrMC on Apple TV. Also, could be that KODI and MrMC Add On's use Python which is not available on Apple TV?
     
  12. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    This app is great--not sure how it's legal in the app store. I may be dense but I can't figure out how to search for a movie and select it to start playing. EX., search for Wolf of Wall Street and the movie art comes up fairly quickly but I can't figure out how to select or move the cursor via apple tv remote to select it.
     
  13. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    Interesting app. It works perfectly on my Mac (with the Helper installed), and I can see the content on my AppleTV, but when I try to play anything I get an error on the AppleTV. Anyone else?
     
  14. Bradley Easton macrumors newbie

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    Mac sure your helper is up to date. I was getting an error at first but once updated it worked fine.

    OT: Nice little app, would be a lot better if it didn't need a Mac to work.
     
  15. chunker macrumors member

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    The devs are working to make it work natively.

    Very nice guys open to feedback and suggestions.
     
  16. TheRealDamager macrumors 65816

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    That was it - thanks.
     
  17. downingp macrumors 6502a

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    Anybody else having problems with the movie streams showing a split screen? The TV streams are fine though.
     
  18. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Only some. Not all. No idea why.
     
  19. jaysue macrumors regular

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    It might be in 3D SBS, haven't checked though.
     
  20. citivolus macrumors 6502a

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    anyone routing Squire traffic over a VPN? This thread has made me curious to try it but don't want to get a nasty letter...
     
  21. DesertDog macrumors member

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    Speaking of VPN, has any one check the way traffic flows with Squire when using a stream? I'm wondering since it's using a Mac server app if the traffic goes internet->mac->ATV or integer->ATV. Makes a difference if you have a VPN running on the Mac but not the router.
     
  22. brian017 macrumors regular

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    When you perform a search, how do you get down to the bottom row where all the results are?
     
  23. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Menu Button.
     
  24. MLVC, Feb 2, 2016
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    MLVC macrumors 6502

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    So, I can't get the movie stream (YTS.re) to work anymore? All of a sudden it shows "0 movies". Anybody else having this issue? Happens on both iMac and Macbook. The Macbook still shows the "shows", but the iMac doesn't show movies or shows.

    Edit: never mind, I found another site offering the streams, and although it's not the same amount of movies/shows, it is at least working again.
     
  25. z06gal macrumors 6502

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    How do you add streams?

    Edit: Nevermind. I see it now
     

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