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Old 14th May 2012, 06:21   #1
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Hi. I couldn't find a thread on this subject and hence am asking some questions on this new one. If there is indeed a thread on apple tv, then mods, please merge this into that.

I just bought an apple tv thingamajig. I ve got the iPad and the iPod touch to connect up with my TV through the apple tv box. Need some help on this because while I know that it can help play back my videos and photos and possibly YouTube etc on my tv screen, I would like to know what else it can do to enhance the user entertainment experience.

Is it available yet in the India apple stores? To the best of my knowledge it wasn't and hence I picked it up on my holiday.

Any help and inputs on this machine would be most welcome.
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Hi. Apple tv can only be used in the states for Netflix and watching movies online. But you can play videos and photos from your iPad or iPod on the tv via the apple tv. Thereis something called AirPlay which lets you play content from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on your HDTV. As I said earlier apple tv can only be used to watch movies via the apple store or Netflix in the states as it connects based on your IP address. But there is a way of using it overseas if you mask your ip address, my brother has an apple tv here and that's what he does to watch movies online. Plus if you connect using a masked IP you will need to have a US account with a US credit card there is a way of doing it and it's not hard. If you need more info do let me know I'll ask my brother

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You can use Apple TV in India without any mod/IP masking. You need to create an Apple id with iTunes pre-paid card (instead of credit card) and then it works. I have been using Apple TV to AirPlay IOS devices as well as rent latest movies and watch.
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You can use Apple TV in India without any mod/IP masking. You need to create an Apple id with iTunes pre-paid card (instead of credit card) and then it works. I have been using Apple TV to AirPlay IOS devices as well as rent latest movies and watch.
That's more like it. So can one buy an apple iTunes prepaid card here?
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You can use Apple TV in India without any mod/IP masking. You need to create an Apple id with iTunes pre-paid card (instead of credit card) and then it works. I have been using Apple TV to AirPlay IOS devices as well as rent latest movies and watch.
You can rent movies from iTunes by setting a US account and set change location on Apple TV to US, which is easy. But Netflix is cheaper for renting compared to iTunes and for that you will have to mask IP.


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That's more like it. So can one buy an apple iTunes prepaid card here?
Here's a step by step guide http://woikr.com/apple/apple-tv-working-in-india/

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If you are adventurous, you can jailbreak your Apple TV and install XBMC - Apple tv News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker
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thanks for the link. i just got a apple TV from UK and is looking forward to connect ipod and ipad with my LED
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If you are adventurous, you can jailbreak your Apple TV and install XBMC - Apple tv News, Videos, Reviews and Gossip - Lifehacker
I dont think you can jailbreak the Apple TV 3rd generation (1080p) yet
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Bumping an old thread. Any users of the Apple TV previous and current Gen both?

Unsure of the features and limited usage in India of the latest Gen
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I have a 3rd gen Apple TV. Using it daily to watch Netflix in India. All you need is an IP from a service provider like unlocator
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Bumping an old thread. Any users of the Apple TV previous and current Gen both?
I have not used the 4th gen Apple TV. But from reading the reviews, it atleast has an 'AppStore'. Most importantly for me, it has official Plex app.

I'd strongly discourage buying 3rd gen Apple TV. You can't jailbreak it (unlike 1st or 2nd gen ATVs), running Plex via PlexConnect experience was awful to say the least.

However from yesterday's experience I was able to stream from my android Plex app to Apple TV. But you won't see the summary as you get when you pair with Chromecast.

If you like using your TV as an extended display device/mirroring from a Mac. It'll be of some use atleast.

Otherwise if you are using purely as a media streaming device I don't see Apple TV (even 4th gen) being worth a buy against Chromecast, which is 1/3rd 4th ATV's price (40 vs 150).
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I do and also use unlocator for IP address. Get everything on Apple TV
Thanks. I had already set DNS on my Apple TV last week and was still getting local content.

Some 2 hrs of burning midnight oil yday, finally made US content to work on Apple TV after setting up VPN from the modem itself.

Am interested to know if you've been able to make HBO Now work? I understand this needs a US credit card or US iTunes cards to work. Any inputs would be helpful.
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Am interested to know if you've been able to make HBO Now work? I understand this needs a US credit card or US iTunes cards to work. Any inputs would be helpful.
Yes. I created a dummy US iTunes account. Took the trial version for one month and watched GOT on Apple TV.
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