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521 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 4:47 AM by susan-kelly RSS
susan-kelly Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 3, 2013 5:09 AM

I've just gotten Apple TV and I'm still trying to figure it all out.  So far, so good.  I want to watch all seasons of a show called Ice Pilots.  It isn't available on Comcast as a On Demand (at least I can't find it).  The only place I can find all the video's is on the History Channel's website:


I have a 2007 iMac running Lion, a new iPad, iPhone and 1st gen. Macbook Air and my brand new Apple TV.  I don't know if there is any way I can get the video's from the above website to my TV.  I see there are a couple of workarounds online for watching non supported iTunes video this way:  Beamer and Airflick.  But it appears that I need the video on my computer for them to work.


Can anyone please, please, please help me out here, is there any way I can do this?


Many thanks,



iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5), 1st gen MacAir, new iPad, iphone 4
  • julesnewtoMac Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2013 5:38 AM (in response to susan-kelly)



    You can mirror with an app such as airparrot.  I have used mirror to watch a season of a show that was not available on iTunes and it was fine, albeit in SD not HD (it was an old show).  AAirparrot gives a mirror type function so no need to download the video.  It is a purchase for about 10 bucks.


    Take the trial first to see if it works for you.



  • julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to susan-kelly)

    I think there is another option called reflectorapp susan-kelly, but I have not used it.  I didn't need a driver for AP but I have hardly used it as I can mirror.


    Is there any reason you don't want the driver if it is an easy solution?



  • julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)
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    Feb 3, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to susan-kelly)

    Have you looked at reflector?

  • julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 4:41 AM (in response to susan-kelly)



    As I said I had not used reflector, on closer look it mirrors iPad or iPhone to the Mac, not Mac to Apple TV so no good for you.


    Maybe worth speaking to airparrot for help



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