1. zma15's Avatar
    I have been recently thinking of buying an Apple Tv as my current cable subscription has become extremely expensive of late.
    I was simply wondering if there is any way in which you can live stream NBC, CBS, ABC and Fox shows, especially those in the morning (shows) to the Apple Tv.




    Thanks.
    P.S
    I have no problem with jailbreaking if that is what it takes.
    04-18-2013 01:44 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    The only way that would work is if you have an app that will stream over AirPlay... to my knowledge, none of those programming sources stream any live programming via their apps.
    04-18-2013 01:48 PM
  3. GGRRAAFT's Avatar
    I've been curious how people "cut the cord" and still get their fix. Buying the full seasons of only 6 shows I watch would cost as much as cable for the sane time period. Or do they just watch old half complete seasons streaming? I'd love to be a cable free house but would I have to sleep for 3 years and wait for Netflix to catch up to 2013?
    04-19-2013 11:46 AM
  4. GGRRAAFT's Avatar
    Regardless though i don't think anyone is offering live tv now, hopefully soon.
    04-19-2013 04:17 PM
  5. mulasien's Avatar
    I've been curious how people "cut the cord" and still get their fix. Buying the full seasons of only 6 shows I watch would cost as much as cable for the sane time period. Or do they just watch old half complete seasons streaming? I'd love to be a cable free house but would I have to sleep for 3 years and wait for Netflix to catch up to 2013?
    For live TV, I use free over the air signal through an HD antenna. Of course, this is for local channels only.
    For shows I've recently missed, I use Hulu (again, mostly network TV).

    For everything else, you're pretty stuck with waiting for Netflix. But that's the price you pay for the same content at a fraction of the cost of cable. I've just learned to ask myself just *how* badly I needed to watch the latest cable TV programming. I found out that I didn't really miss it that much to watch it RIGHT NOW.
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    04-25-2013 03:29 PM
  6. GGRRAAFT's Avatar
    Now that Netflix has the family streaming plan I just might snip.
    04-25-2013 04:55 PM
  7. kch50428's Avatar
    And now some networks - like CBS are streaming primetime shows day after first run over the air... you can AirPlay or display mirror from an iPhone or iPad to a TV and get a respectable experience... I still favor iTunes season passes for the two shows I really like, and want to have around to watch again.
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    04-25-2013 11:24 PM
  8. born2ride41's Avatar
    Question if I get Apple TV once I get the device say I am watching hbo go on my iPad can I simply "beam" what's on the iPad or phone right to my tv?
    05-01-2013 07:46 AM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Question if I get Apple TV once I get the device say I am watching hbo go on my iPad can I simply "beam" what's on the iPad or phone right to my tv?
    For the HBO Go app, yes. The devs have to enable the app to support Airplay. A lot do, but not all.
    05-01-2013 08:02 AM
  10. kch50428's Avatar
    Question if I get Apple TV once I get the device say I am watching hbo go on my iPad can I simply "beam" what's on the iPad or phone right to my tv?
    if the app supports AirPlay directly, yes... otherwise, you can display mirror and it works reasonably well.
    05-01-2013 08:04 AM
  11. NoleScream's Avatar
    Yep for HBO Go it's great!
    05-01-2013 12:47 PM
  12. Matador's Avatar
    We cut cable about 3-4months ago....we have Netflix and Hulu Plus, then have a bunch of other apps on the ipad like NBC, Global, History etc and just lush the show over from the ipad to the Apple TV. Some shows you have to wait 1 day before you can watch it. Ie) it airs today on TV you watch it tomorrow.
    05-05-2013 06:47 AM
  13. Wildo6882's Avatar
    if the app supports AirPlay directly, yes... otherwise, you can display mirror and it works reasonably well.
    My question is kind of along those lines as I'm thinking about an ATV, too. Does the Amazon app allow for streaming through AirPlay? I've got both an Amazon Prime and a Netflix subscription, and obviously the ATV doesn't have Amazon on it, so I'm wondering if this is a workaround.
    05-09-2013 11:38 AM
  14. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I think it does. I'll try to remover to try it at he this evening.
    05-09-2013 11:57 AM
  15. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I think it does. I'll try to remover to try it at he this evening.
    Just wondering...did you get this checked out? I have a Walmart giftcard burning a hole in my pocket for an ATV.
    05-10-2013 01:56 PM
  16. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I just tried it out from both the iPad and iPhone Amazon Instant apps. They only seem to transfer the audio not the video to the ATV which is kinda useless.

    I would guess that the issue is on Amazon's side and they haven't completely enabled it in their app yet.

    In fact the app description in the AppStore says that it isn't supported.
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    05-10-2013 04:48 PM
  17. GGRRAAFT's Avatar
    I chose Hulu over Amazon because it supports airplay and has a decent app. Hulu isn't great selection wise but with that and good podcasts for current news I'm just about at that comfort level of cord cutting. If HBO or Showtime tested the aka carte model and offered me a subscription, that might push me over the edge. Funny I can't afford regular cable and The 2 premium channels I want, so because they are tied to expensive old model, they lose me as a viewer altogether.
    05-10-2013 07:15 PM
  18. GGRRAAFT's Avatar
    At least as a paid viewer... Love those free trial "marathon" weeks!
    05-10-2013 07:16 PM
  19. Paul5555p's Avatar
    Cut the cord two months ago, use Ntflix & Hulu with Apple TV. Glad I did, AirPlay also a great feature. Try it, if you don't like it your provider will gladly take you back into the fold $$$
    05-10-2013 08:47 PM
  20. Wildo6882's Avatar
    My friend said that he was able to stream from his iPad to his Atv with airplay. I haven't witnessed it myself, but I wonder what he's doing if he gets it to work.
    05-13-2013 09:41 AM
  21. kch50428's Avatar
    My friend said that he was able to stream from his iPad to his Atv with airplay. I haven't witnessed it myself, but I wonder what he's doing if he gets it to work.
    If the app does not support airplay directly - one can always enable display mirroring on an iPad and 'stream' anything that will show on an iPad's screen.
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    05-13-2013 10:04 AM
  22. Wildo6882's Avatar
    If the app does not support airplay directly - one can always enable display mirroring on an iPad and 'stream' anything that will show on an iPad's screen.
    Thanks! That's the newbie in me coming out.
    05-13-2013 03:32 PM
  23. TurboTiger's Avatar
    one can always enable display mirroring on an iPad and 'stream' anything that will show on an iPad's screen.
    Love that feature Keith. Just fired up my new ATV today.
    Early B-day present.

    Good Luck
    kch50428 likes this.
    05-13-2013 08:45 PM

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