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Can I watch CNN or any news on ATV2?

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I have been using a ATV1 for some time and now wants to add a new ATV for my office.  My key objective is to watch news on my TV but don't want to connect it to a cable box.  Rather I would like to connect my TV to ATV ONLY for content.  Through iTune, I think I can only stream iTune content to ATV and is there a way to watch CNN?  or browse the web on ATV? 



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  • Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (16,625 points)
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    Aug 13, 2011 2:04 AM (in response to SC_Oscar)

    Not currently.


    AppleTV supports Netflix, Vimeo, YouTube and some subscriptions sports type content for video.


    No news/cable channel feeds as such.


    It does not have a web browser.


    Potentially if there are iPhone/iPad apps for some of these news feeds you want or they have iPhone/iPad compatbible web pages (non-Flash) you may be able to select the content on an iPhone/iPad and transmit it to AppleTV using Airplay.


    Apparently next iOS version will allow ipad 2 to mirror its screen on teh TV via AppleTV so browsing web on iPad shows on TV.


    Airplay is all very well but an extra cumbersome step in the process in my opinion not to mention the need for charged or power connected portable devices.



  • oracle_ab Calculating status...
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    Aug 13, 2011 5:47 AM (in response to SC_Oscar)

    You could try viewing or listening to news podcasts if you don't need live news viewing/listening.


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