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Topic # 225878 9-Dec-2017 14:25
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In addition to Amazon Prime, ITV and Channel 5 apps are now available. The BBC app has also been updated and all these apps now work with Apple's TV app.

 

This means that all the major UK TV channels are available on Apple TV with the exception of Channel 4.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1915674 9-Dec-2017 14:29
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This is awsum I checked yesterday as well must be blind thanks for the heads up

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  Reply # 1915746 9-Dec-2017 18:23
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Bugger, the main one I want is channel 4. But Chromecast at least works.




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  Reply # 1915875 10-Dec-2017 08:11
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Chrisclarke:

 

In addition to Amazon Prime, ITV and Channel 5 apps are now available. The BBC app has also been updated and all these apps now work with Apple's TV app.

 

This means that all the major UK TV channels are available on Apple TV with the exception of Channel 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So how does this work? Would have to be through a VPN! here in NZ




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  Reply # 1915876 10-Dec-2017 08:18
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You need a UK iTunes account. The apple TV allows you to switch between accounts easily and remembers the password. I have UK, US and NZ accounts. Plenty of instructions on line about setting up iTunes without a credit card.

 

When you're logged into the Apple TV with a UK iTunes account, visit the app store and download the apps. If you change the account on the Apple TV back to your NZ iTunes account the UK apps are still on the home screen and still function.

 

I have BBC, ITV, Channel 5, TVNZ, Three (NZ), Netflix (US), Hulu, HBO, Showtime, The CW - all on my home screen and all working perfectly.  I tend to leave the US account active by default - more content on iTunes, usually released before NZ and slightly cheaper too. I top up my US iTunes account with virtual iTunes vouchers which are easily purchased online.


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  Reply # 1915877 10-Dec-2017 08:21
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But yes you also need some vpn/dns service to access to UK content as well




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  Reply # 1915878 10-Dec-2017 08:26
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I only signed up for GT 2.95 us per month. Will ditch it after the show ends . First episode was great

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  Reply # 1915914 10-Dec-2017 10:24
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Hey has anyone with Getflix is demand5 working on Apple TV it seems to just sit with the spinning wheel when I try to play anything demand5 is working on ps4

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  Reply # 1916022 10-Dec-2017 14:52
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davidcole: But yes you also need some vpn/dns service to access to UK content as well

 

Bugger I was going to get one but unsure of the apple system asked at Noel Leeming.but no one had the answers you have supplied, bought intel nuc but that's proving hard work to get Uk content and yes I have purvpn which is a bit temperamental.

 

i recently bought an ipad and set it up with a UK account and vpn works ok with that.  So I should be able to cast if I had an apple tv with UK content via vpn?




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  Reply # 1916023 10-Dec-2017 14:55
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PM me if you want details on how to setup the Apple TV4 to work with these channels.


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  Reply # 1916024 10-Dec-2017 15:08
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xyeovillian:

davidcole: But yes you also need some vpn/dns service to access to UK content as well


Bugger I was going to get one but unsure of the apple system asked at Noel Leeming.but no one had the answers you have supplied, bought intel nuc but that's proving hard work to get Uk content and yes I have purvpn which is a bit temperamental.


i recently bought an ipad and set it up with a UK account and vpn works ok with that.  So I should be able to cast if I had an apple tv with UK content via vpn?



Yes. It’s a pretty similar setup for the it the iPad and Apple TV. And while you can airplay (oh which a 3 if you can get one will do). The 4 will have native bbc itv and channel 5 apps.

I do have them (I have nz, UK and us iTunes accounts and apps for all three on my Apple TV.)




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  Reply # 1916046 10-Dec-2017 16:48
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Hemi88: Hey has anyone with Getflix is demand5 working on Apple TV it seems to just sit with the spinning wheel when I try to play anything demand5 is working on ps4

Yea same issue here. BBC and itv are working fine.




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  Reply # 1916073 10-Dec-2017 17:49
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CYaBro:
Hemi88: Hey has anyone with Getflix is demand5 working on Apple TV it seems to just sit with the spinning wheel when I try to play anything demand5 is working on ps4

Yea same issue here. BBC and itv are working fine.
yea all other channels are working fine it’s just demand5 on Apple TV

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