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How does Apple TV work?

Slightly confused by Apple TV but think I've figured it out!

So it basically connects to your TV and your wireless router, and you can send content to it from an iPhone or iPad? In layman's terms? :p

Do you just pay for the Apple TV device itself? Do you need a subscription to anything?

Most Useful Answer JanSt  Sep. 4, 2013 at 14:07

Sounds weird :p

Gawd, I'm too old for some stuff. My bad

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JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2013 at 14:04

I have no interest tbh, but I still read numerous articles about it. I still don't know :D

moonmonkey  Sep. 4, 2013 at 14:05

Google is your Friend:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/features/apple/3413218/what-is-apple-tv-box/

Well maybe not if you like Apple stuff, but its a fountain of Knowledge.

Stelph  Sep. 4, 2013 at 14:05

No subscription, its just a device.

It has two functions really, one is like a remote receiver for your itunes account, so you leave your PC on and it automatically syncs with your itunes on your PC and so you can play music and watch videos remotely at your TV

The other thing it can do is airplay, which is what you talk about, so you can play a video on your iphone/ipad and then "send it" to play on your TV

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 4, 2013 at 14:07

Sounds weird :p

Gawd, I'm too old for some stuff. My bad

loofer  Sep. 4, 2013 at 15:01

I've always wondered too what the fascination is but it sounds like you can pretty much do the same with a networked TV especially one that has DLNA.

Stelph  Sep. 4, 2013 at 15:26

I've always wondered too what the fascination is but it sounds like you can pretty much do the same with a networked TV especially one that has DLNA.

Basically yes its an Apple specific DLNA, except like many things its been "applefied" so its a litte easier for the layman to use, i.e rather than having to use a Samsung specific app you just have an extra button that you press when playing your youtube clip on your iPhone and it "magically" sends it to your TV

Note that if you have a device that is running XBMC, that comes with Airplay as well, so to save cash you could get a raspberry Pi or NowTV box, install XBMC, and you can send videos/media from your iOS device in exactly the same way as you do with an AppleTV

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