5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 6, 2014 8:30 PM by vazandrew
barbarhodes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

What tv programming is available without purchase?  I registered at PBS but it still just shows up as "previews" on the screen.  It identified 3 pbs stations in my viewing area, but I don't see any way to access PBS. There are no real instructions anywhere on how to use Apple tv that I can find.


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  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (16,510 points)

    Where are you located? Most are going to require either a purchase through subscription or by episode/movie. Things like Youtube and Crackle will be free, PBS and a few others, or if you stream your local iTunes content.

     

    Refer to the manual if unsure on the uses of the device.

  • barbarhodes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    What manual?  I went to the support page and it says PBS is free, but tells nothing about how to access.  I think techies have forgotten there a lot of us out here who need really basic instructions sometimes because we don't love to sit for hours and "play with" our device.  I'm located in rural Missouri.  I registered with PBS as directed by apple tv during the setup,  and they identified 3 "local" PBS stations that I would have access to, but when I went back to the "menu" and hit PBS I still just got the icons that said "previews." 

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (16,510 points)

    There was a manual that came with the Apple TV. I am not a "techie", we are all just users here, not all of us have access to PBS. You may want to try a simple reboot, some users have reported going to the PBS site and creating an account.

  • barbarhodes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    My apologies.  I'm not very patient with technology and it frustrates me when I can't plug it in and make it go.  My sister-in-law has one so I'll call her tomorrow.  Or better yet, I'll invite my son over and he has the patience to play around with it.  Thanks for your help. 

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (16,510 points)

    No problem. If it was available outside the US I would be better able to guide as to the issue as it sounds specific to that app. Hope you can work it out soon and enjoy it