HT4743: Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Purchasing and viewing TV showsLearn about Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation): Purchasing and viewing TV shows
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2014 3:55 PM (in response to barbarhodes)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2014 5:51 PM (in response to vazandrew)
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."
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2014 6:07 PM (in response to barbarhodes)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2014 8:18 PM (in response to vazandrew)
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.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2014 8:30 PM (in response to barbarhodes)
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