The Apple TV thread

Discussion in 'Apple TV' started by raypin, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. raypin

    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Mmm....no support for external hard drive or USB sticks. ATV has wifi and ethernet.

    Apple TV, from the very start, never supported USB plug n play movie. Syncing of content was wireless through iTunes.
     
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    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Mm...look under audio and video:

    https://www.apple.com/ph/apple-tv-4k/specs/

    As for streaming app like Netflix, audio support depends on your device.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Netflix-compatible_devices
     
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    I noticed a couple of weeks back that there's an Apple TV app on my Samsung Smart TV. Kinda dumb of me since I never really grasped it at first that Apple has released a native (albeit limited) Apple TV App for Samsung. When I logged my Apple ID in, I realized that I can now watch movies in iTunes and even do AirPlay. I had an Apple TV before but sold it already. Was considering getting an Apple TV again for the upcoming Apple TV+ service but apparently, this App supports it as well. Sooooo.... do I still need an Apple TV?
     
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    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Mm...if you are satisfied with the Apple TV app on your Samsung smart tv, My reco is not to buy the Apple TV (the streamer).

    From what I understand, the upcoming Apple TV plus (the streaming service) will be available not just on the Apple TV (the streamer) but also on non-Apple hardware.
     
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    It makes sense if Apple wants to compete with Netflix I guess. So far, yes, I'm satisfied with AirPlay and can see the 4K iTunes content as well (though I honestly have not tried buying/renting yet). The interface of the app just isn't as pretty as the Apple TV hardware/streamer but yes, as long as it does what its supposed to do then that should suffice for now.

    It will be interesting how Apple would differentiate the features of hardware/streamer with the app moving forward since the key purpose of this hardware has been served by software, at least for my needs.
     
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    raypin PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Mm..if you are into casual gaming, wait for Apple Arcade later this year and see if it makes sense to buy the Apple TV (the streamer). At php11k, the ATV 4K machine can be your gaming machine at a good discount to the cost of a console or a PC gaming rig.

    I m sticking with the ATV (two of them). Dont want to deal with the crap of smart tv.
     
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    I actually had more luck with ATV1 then through a USB hack but not anymore. Those were the days. Sigh...
     
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    I’m having trouble signing in to Netflix on my TV 4K. Did a live chat with a Netflix support guy and he confirmed they’re having some problems with TV 4K.

    My 3rd gen ATVs can connect to Netflix, no problem on those.
     
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    How is it now? Were you able to resolve it?
     

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