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    Default Just got an Apple TV 3 this past weekend..

    So I just got an Apple TV this past weekend and after using it the past few days I love it so far. Since I'm in Canada channel selection is limited but it's good enough for me.
    I've been using it to watch a few tv shows I've gotten when iTunes had them for free over the years and for airplaying some Olympics games from the CBC app that I've missed.
    Overall I like it but hopefully a jailbreak gets released for it so it's more useful to me.
    I still can't believe how small it is.

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    Default Re: Just got an Apple TV 3 this past weekend..

    It's been over a year since it was released and no jailbreak. Probably won't happen. But yes they are great little devices. I'm still running my Apple TV 2s though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acerace113 View Post
    So I just got an Apple TV this past weekend and after using it the past few days I love it so far. Since I'm in Canada channel selection is limited but it's good enough for me.
    I've been using it to watch a few tv shows I've gotten when iTunes had them for free over the years and for airplaying some Olympics games from the CBC app that I've missed.
    Overall I like it but hopefully a jailbreak gets released for it so it's more useful to me.
    I still can't believe how small it is.

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    Give Netflix a try or Hulu Plus. They are great in Apple TV.
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    Netflix, Hulu+, and the WatchESPN app are the only channels I frequently use on my Apple TV. If you've digitized your movie collection into mp4 you'll also get a good deal of use out of your Apple TV
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    Default Re: Just got an Apple TV 3 this past weekend..

    Hulu is not available in Canada (I wish it was though). I'm thinking of getting Netflix but from what I heard the selection is not great in Canada. Since my movies are in an avi file format I plan to use the vlc app so I can AirPlay those movies to my Apple TV. I've also been using the crackle app on my iPod touch and iPhone for the past 2-3 years and so far it's been good enough.
    I also recently found out I can AirPlay mirror modern combat 4 to my tv so I've been having fun with that


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    Default Re: Just got an Apple TV 3 this past weekend..

    Oh that's great then, didn't know Hulu wasn't available in Canada though.
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    Default Re: Just got an Apple TV 3 this past weekend..

    Quote Originally Posted by acerace113 View Post
    Hulu is not available in Canada (I wish it was though). I'm thinking of getting Netflix but from what I heard the selection is not great in Canada. Since my movies are in an avi file format I plan to use the vlc app so I can AirPlay those movies to my Apple TV. I've also been using the crackle app on my iPod touch and iPhone for the past 2-3 years and so far it's been good enough.
    I also recently found out I can AirPlay mirror modern combat 4 to my tv so I've been having fun with that


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    Yeah the Airplay feature is what I loved about the Apple TV. Gaming, Movies, you name it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedygi View Post
    Yeah the Airplay feature is what I loved about the Apple TV. Gaming, Movies, you name it.
    Yea I love how I can AirPlay a video and use another app at the same time.


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    I use AirPlay, NetFlix, WatchESPN,
    Great little device.
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    Default Just got an Apple TV 3 this past weekend..

    Yep, Netflix, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, YouTube, Movie rentals via iTunes, iTunes Radio, and, of course, AirPlay. Like the others. I enjoy my Apple TV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustMe'D View Post
    Yep, Netflix, Hulu Plus, WatchESPN, YouTube, Movie rentals via iTunes, iTunes Radio, and, of course, AirPlay. Like the others. I enjoy my Apple TV.
    Forgot about YouTube.
    Use is all the time.
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    Default Re: Just got an Apple TV 3 this past weekend..

    Can you use Airplay with any website? Or is it just apps? I seem to get conflicting answers on this. Thank you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujaflow View Post
    Can you use Airplay with any website? Or is it just apps? I seem to get conflicting answers on this. Thank you
    You can pretty much mirror anything on a device that is connected to your ATV via AirPlay?
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    ^im pretty sure you are answering my question, and the "?" is a typo. Thanks
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    Default Re: Just got an Apple TV 3 this past weekend..

    Congrats and how do you like it? Is it everything all my friends at home here and on iMore says it is and makes fun of me for not getting one. I try and tell them when I have a flat panel LG Smart TV with everything on it, Why do I go with an Apple TV, I tell them to convince me and so far they have not. Enjoy yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaguarr40 View Post
    Congrats and how do you like it? Is it everything all my friends at home here and on iMore says it is and makes fun of me for not getting one. I try and tell them when I have a flat panel LG Smart TV with everything on it, Why do I go with an Apple TV, I tell them to convince me and so far they have not. Enjoy yours.
    I'm loving mine so far. AirPlay is awesome since I've been using it to watch the team Canada men's hockey games in HD from the CBC Olympic app. Just have to get a good sound system to go with my Apple TV so I can enjoy the iTunes festival in September (hopefully there are some good artists this year) and iTunes Radio when it's available to Canadian users. Also I've been AirPlay mirroring some of the games/apps I have on my iPhone but my router (linksys wrt-160n) has been struggling with that a bit (either delay or dropped/choppy frame rate) but it's not bad. Crackle is also nice since it's free with ads (I lucked out with one movie where there were no ads). Hopefully WWDC is streamed this year so I can watch it live on the big screen.
    I still hope a jailbreak is released for it so I can make it more useful (xbmc)

    I still think the GPU in the A5 is not being used to its full potential yet on the Apple TV 3 so there is defiantly room for improvement.

    Also I'm using my Apple TV with my 32" insignia 720p tv (supports upto 1080p) with Apple TV set at 720p & altec Lansing computer speakers connected to the headphone jack on my tv for those wondering.


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    I tried everything I could to stream the hockey games using the CBC app, but it was just terrible. That has to be the worst app I've ever used. The commercials would stream perfectly, every time, in full HD, but when it tried to play the actual sports, it would either not load at all, or take several minutes to load, then play the french audio stream (which the app wouldn't let you change).

    Luckily airplay mirroring saved the day
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo007 View Post
    I tried everything I could to stream the hockey games using the CBC app, but it was just terrible. That has to be the worst app I've ever used. The commercials would stream perfectly, every time, in full HD, but when it tried to play the actual sports, it would either not load at all, or take several minutes to load, then play the french audio stream (which the app wouldn't let you change).

    Luckily airplay mirroring saved the day
    I didn't have any problems airplaying the games expect the French audio part, but for me airplay mirroring is not smooth at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by acerace113 View Post
    I didn't have any problems airplaying the games expect the French audio part, but for me airplay mirroring is not smooth at all.


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    Strange, I had tons of trouble streaming, but mirroring was silky smooth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeo007 View Post
    Strange, I had tons of trouble streaming, but mirroring was silky smooth.
    I figured out the French audio part. I just had to hold down the select button on the Apple TV remote while air playing the game then it gave a row of setting for closed caption, audio and something else.
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    I just went to audio and selected English.


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    Quote Originally Posted by acerace113 View Post
    I figured out the French audio part. I just had to hold down the select button on the Apple TV remote while air playing the game then it gave a row of setting for closed caption, audio and something else.
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    I just went to audio and selected English.


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    Haha I just found this today as well while watching the game, was just coming to post it.
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    So after 2 months of having my Apple TV I still love it. I keep finding features that I think are awesome. I just found out I can sign in to more than one Apple ID, so now I can switch between my Canadian and US iTunes accounts which I find handy since I love listening to iTunes Radio. Also iTunes Radio is a lot easier to navigate on the Apple TV
    Just got an Apple TV 3 this past weekend..-imageuploadedbytapatalk1396656811.744848.jpg


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