What do you use to stream Netfix, HBOgo, Hulu, to your TV

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  1. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

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    Its the time of the year to binge watch your favorite shows....

    What are you using to watch internet based content on your TV... ?

    What works for you ... what doesn't?

    As a rule Netflix works great on anything.. while HBOgo has to be wined and dined or it will treat you like a whore..

    Feel free to ask if you are thinking about buying ....
     
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    Jailbroken Apple TV ...... gets practically everything in the world!!!!!
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    DVDs in the mail.
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    Even though I have all the streaming apps on my Samsung smart tv, they all work better from my Apple TV for whatever reason

    And I took advantage of the Amazon lightning deal and bought their new USB thumb drive for $19. So I will shortly be able to stream Prime videos on the TV as well without a complicated hookup
     
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    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

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    I dont.
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    bought my mom AppleTV and it works great...tons of apps.. the only thing I hate is that little remote..
    setting up took forever because of my large hands... would highly recommend AppleTV for those less tech savy

    The devices are so cheap and easy to use I can't imagine life without one
     
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    why not?

    you can watch porn on your tv
     
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    chapped Well-Known Member

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    never thought about jail breaking one
    what do you get that is different?
     
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    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    i have a blu-ray player that gets the interwebz :grad:

    i think it was 50 bucks at wal-mart.

    for the TV that doesn't have the blu-ray player hooked up, I got a cable to hook my laptop up to it. it works, but i don't love it. I need a way to do it wirelessly. too cumbersome to keep my laptop near the TV
     
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    I can stream everything to my Samsung smart tv, Tivo, Xbox 360, and Playstation 4 as they are all wired to an ethernet switch.
     
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    What is the ratio of free stuff to pay per view stuff?
     
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    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    The remote is awful but there is a setting in the Apple TV menu where you can link almost any remote with it. Bluetooth keyboards also work with it, but I'm not one of those who sits around watching TV with a keyboard in my lap
     
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    i saw on QVC the greatest invention in the UNIVERSE i tell you!

    a smart TV that had a KEYBOARD on the back of the remote!!!!!!!!!

    so when stupid netflix makes you log in AGAIN for whatever reason, you don't have to go through the whole thing of choosing your letter, then hitting enter each time.

    GENIUS!!!!!
     
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    Everything! All movies just opening (cams)and all just out or coming out on DVD, all TV shows really everything......a million porn sites for those like you with six arms..... It's an add on called XBMC has to be on apple v2... Cost me $35.00 each and I did it for three boxes...
     
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    well la di da, Fancy Pants over here with the ethernet switch.
     
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    With the Netflix streaming we only end up renting an On Demand flick maybe once a week. iTunes rentals are usually cheaper.
     
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    I made a frankencomputer out of old parts to serve as a TV slave. Grabbed a Bluetooth keyboard/trackpad combo to surf the web, use all the streaming services, and serve as a storage space for all my movies.
     
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    The Samsung smart TV line has a keyboard as standard on the back of the remotes as well. It is handy.
     
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    that would be hot to be able to lay in bed and jerk off while watching porn
    rather than sitting a chair in front of my computer monitor.
     
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