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AppleTV + YouTube TV Is the only way I will never go back to cable or built-in OS

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2024/06/19
04:34 UTC

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Tivimate Apple TV version

I thought I post here instead of Android sub. Decided to go with Tivimax on ATV instead of Android version. I setup Tivimax on Apple with favorites and preferred channel. Backup to the cloud. Then restored from the cloud to get the other two ATVs up and running. No SMB shares to deal with. No duplicate triplicate setups. Also glad my provider has pre-filtering to limit categories downloaded.

Yes I will still have to use Sparkle for recording.

1 Comment
2024/06/19
02:16 UTC

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Do I still need an Apple TV?

Recently upgraded my TV and noticed it came with TV+ as an app, it also supports AirPlay.

I currently use Nvidia Shield for most of my 4K bluray viewing, and watch Netflix on there too due to VPN reasons.

Now I’m thinking, if all I watch on ATV (4K 1st gen) is TV+ what’s the benefit of having an Apple TV anymore? Would love to hear from anyone that had the same realisation?

Are there specific things that ATV does better than the TV+ Samsung app?

19 Comments
2024/06/19
01:23 UTC

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How can I fix this? I want to get rid of the (2) after Bedroom

3 Comments
2024/06/19
01:15 UTC

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What time do shows release?

We’ve been watching new episodes of dark matter on Tuesdays but today when we go to check, it says it’s available tomorrow. Maybe today we’re just early to watching it since we usually start around 10pm

3 Comments
2024/06/19
00:54 UTC

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IPlayTv app dead?

Anyone else’s iPlayTv app not pulling from the server anymore?

Been broken for a week now, other options work.

2 Comments
2024/06/18
22:54 UTC

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Apple TV HD total data hog?

In our RV we have a Toshiba 1080p Amazon Fire TV that we use with a Verizon 5G hotspot attached with ethernet to a small GL.iNet wifi router.

We have an Apple TV 4K at home and love it. It's fast, responsive and things just... look better on it.

So I bought a used 4th Generation Apple TV HD (The first version to incorporate the app store) for our RV off of Ebay. Plugged it all in and tested it before we left home and all seemed well.

We watched a baseball game through MLB.TV the second day we were camping. It was around 3 hours long. IT USED UP ALMOST 10 GIGS OF DATA.

When we camp, we usually "buy" like 40 gigs to use over 4-5 days, which added to the 15 gigs we get with the puck, that works out just right.

I was in shock when I checked the usage screen after the game was over. I thought for sure it had to be a mistake. I confirmed it by calling Verizon.

Meanwhile we switched back to the Fire TV interface, watched another baseball game the next day and it used like 2.5 gigs.

Is there anyway that I can "throttle" the Apple TV to use a lower resolution? The main setting screen doesn't seem to change anything other than the home screen.

We would love to use the Apple TV instead of the Fire TV in the RV, but since our data is always limited, I'm open to suggestions. Maybe a setting at the router level? Open to any ideas.

12 Comments
2024/06/18
21:32 UTC

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What can I do about the black screen when switching apps, or waking Apple TV up from the screen saver?

I have the new Apple TV 4K and every time I open YouTube, switch apps or wake it up from the screensaver, there’s a long black screen pause but I can hear audio. What can I do?

7 Comments
2024/06/18
20:53 UTC

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Apple TV 4K (3rd gen) getting a little warm when turned off

Is it normal for the Apple TV to get a little warm when it’s turned off?

2 Comments
2024/06/18
20:32 UTC

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Help please

I have an Apple TV 4K & the indicator is flashing. I was able to complete the recovery once from my phone, but after it came back, it immediately happened again.

Any thoughts would be helpful.

3 Comments
2024/06/18
20:23 UTC

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AI Upscaling

If I have one wish for a future Apple TV update it would be AI upscaling for the picture quality. I just put my Apple TV 3rd Gen up against a Firecube 3rd Gen and the Firecube is crushing the Apple TV.

13 Comments
2024/06/18
20:19 UTC

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Anyone else having audio issues with Max?

Trying to rewatch House of the Dragon and the audio plays for the Max promos and the "previously on" but it then goes silent when the episode begins to play. If i back out and then resume, the audio comes back... but this is irritating.

9 Comments
2024/06/18
19:03 UTC

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Audio Settings

I have the latest ATV 4k running through an AV amp. The amp can display the audio it is receiving and what it’s outputting. It’s connected via HDMI. I’ve just noticed on a Netflix stream it’s saying Multi PCM. Netflix says 5.1 on the movie details. What am I actually getting? I thought the stream would be 5.1 Dolby only. The ATV is set to output best / atmos.

7 Comments
2024/06/18
18:36 UTC

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Audio drop out

My Apple TV keeps having intermittent audio dropout. Using it with a high sense U7K I don’t have any issues with any of my other devices. I have rebooted and ran the test on the HDMI connection problem still persists.

0 Comments
2024/06/18
14:30 UTC

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Remote won’t turn on TV but will turn it off

I recently purchased the newest Apple TV from target (wifi only). I also have a new Hisense tv with CEC capabilities. I set up my Apple TV and everything works well except that I can’t turn the tv on with the Apple TV remote, but I can adjust the volume and turn the TV off. I tried switching hdmi ports, ensuring that CEC is turned on with the Hisense settings, and unplugging everything, and nothing worked. Does anyone know a workaround for this? Both the tv and Apple TV are fully updated. Thanks

4 Comments
2024/06/18
14:00 UTC

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Do you have a good alternative to iCloud for Photos?

Hello everyone,

I have an Apple TV and would like to see the photos / videos of the family on my TV. (I have an iphone + mbp; my wife's got an iphone).

I really don't like Apple Photos (have you seen THE SPACE taken on your computer by the generated files ! Arrrgggghhhh).
I would also like an alternative THAT RESPECT MY PRIVACY (my photos, noone else to see).
Besides, I find it stupid - environmentally wise - to use bandwidth to access photos & videos that I could have just been siting down in a hardware in the living room or the study.

I think about the option local NAS (but the result with my QNAP TS-251 is really poor), I wonder if there's an app on Apple TV that can search content from devices on the local network ?

Any suggestion welcomed !!!
Thanx !

13 Comments
2024/06/18
13:25 UTC

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I always have to force close NBC app to get it to work

Is anyone else having this issue using the NBC app? If i open it up the next day, the app always just hangs on the logo screen. I either have to restart the apple tv or double click and force close the app and reopen it to get it unstuck.

6 Comments
2024/06/18
12:20 UTC

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problems with my new apple tv

Hello everyone, i just purchased Apple TV 4k 3rd gen, and im facing some issues :

  • first of all when i play some of the Netflix content with Dolby Vision such as Sweet Tooth it shows wrong colors like what in the picture.
  • second when i play dolby or dolby atmos content is pass-through as PCM (only one movies passes dolby atmos)

please if anyone could help me to solve this problems i will be grateful, thank you

11 Comments
2024/06/18
07:06 UTC

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Graphics on AppleTv apps worse than native WebOS apps?

I’ve noticed that watching Netflix and Prime Video on my Apple TV has worse graphics compared to the native apps on my LG C1.

I noticed it while watching Castlevania, put both back to back and stark difference but it goes beyond the animations went and watched Mad max and patriot and various shows on Prime Video too stark difference. Funny enough, the Apple TV is wirelessly connected to a closer more reliable Wi-Fi source, so I’m puzzled by the quality drop. Any tips on how to improve the streaming quality on the Apple TV?

Yes I believe I’m using a suitable HDMI cable (2.1 supports 8K e/ARC)

12 Comments
2024/06/18
06:48 UTC

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New Apple TV 4K?

I’m sure I know about a much as the next, but has anyone heard one way or another on the new Apple TV? I’m in need of an additional one as it stands and I don’t want to buy one and assume the new one ISN’T on the horizon, only to find out I’m wrong. Or do you believe the new one will even be worth waiting for?

13 Comments
2024/06/18
05:19 UTC

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Account owner is on android. How to setup family sharing?

Parents have Apple TV but they are on android. They are letting me sign in with their login but when I try and login it prompts for a code. The code doesn’t pop on their phone because it’s android. I can probably get it sent to their email but they will get annoyed having to constantly send me the code everytime I try and login. How can I setup family sharing so it doesn’t prompt me to input a code?

0 Comments
2024/06/18
02:44 UTC

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Popping Noises

Just started using my apple tv 4k (2021) a lot more lately with a Sony a80l oled (earc) and sonos beam gen2 setup. I have been getting popping noises in some apps like Netflix, youtube tv, and Max. Seems to be happening when I change the channel on youtube tv or audio begins playing in netflix and max either at the start of an episode or navigating the ui with previews. Worth noting I did not have this issue with Roku so seems to be an Apple Tv issue?

Has anyone had similar problems and been able to fix it? I have tried playing around with the tv audio setting and nothing has worked. Using the original sonos hdmi cable and atmos and pcm 5.1 are both working well otherwise.

2 Comments
2024/06/18
01:33 UTC

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Surprised at how poor the game library is

As the title. Picked up a new Apple TV and the library looks pretty barren. Even Apple Arcade seems pretty uninspired.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t buy the system for gaming, but everything feels beyond half hearted - especially with no bundled remote support and some games saying they need the 1st gen remote to work.

Really surprised popular games like Minecraft etc aren’t on there. It’s not like it doesn’t run on older iOS systems and have controller support already.

58 Comments
2024/06/17
23:27 UTC

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Hulu Live Issues

Does anyone else have constant issues with Hulu Live. I have an Apple TV 4K and an Apple TV 4K 3rd Gen, and almost every single time I use the Hulu app, and only in the Live section- the app locks up, can’t use any remote buttons. The audio continues playing even after refreshing the app, and then the audio stops a couple of seconds later. I’ve got a Roku as well and have never seen this problem with it. Anyone else have these issues? I’ve done everything I know to do except a factory reset.

2 Comments
2024/06/17
22:23 UTC

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Why does the apple TV have so much storage?

Okay I don't own an apple TV and am not planning on getting one (already own onn 4k pro). I'm just wondering why the apple TV has 64/128gb of storage. I run 32gb and am barely half full (I will give that 8gb sucks).

55 Comments
2024/06/17
22:17 UTC

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iTunes anime subtitle can’t turn off

Hi everyone, I wanted to build an anime collection on Apple TV (iTunes). I have bought two anime before, but I had to return them because I couldn’t turn off the English subtitles (like in the picture, it says “always on”). And I just realized that every anime is like that. I wonder if anyone can solve this problem? That just doesn’t make any sense to me.

Thanks!

21 Comments
2024/06/17
21:20 UTC

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Is it possible to transfer music files from my Mac to the Apple TV?

My Apple TV has 128gb and I want to take advantage of it by adding music files that I’ve collected over the past decades.

15 Comments
2024/06/17
20:49 UTC

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