• http://www.linkedin.com/in/jtnnyc Justin Nesci

    Regarding the lack of Hulu+ not being available on AppleTV… can’t you basically use Airplay to have same content as Roku and the added functionality of iTunes connectivity via the iPad app?

  • http://daggle.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Hulu Plus is available on the iPad, but you can’t stream it out through Airplay to Apple TV. Only select applications can use Airplay, unless you want to hack your iPad or iPhone.

  • http://thomashawk.com thomashawk

    Overall I think I like AppleTV. I’m using it to stream Netflix and also to access my music and photos in the living room.

    With a large digital library though there are some things about streaming photos and music that I don’t like.

    1. It would be nice if AppleTV would post music information at the beginning and ending of songs when watching a slide show. Microsoft Media Center does this. It’s nice to be able to see this information as an option while the music plays in the background.

    2. Apple needs a way to fast forward a song while watching a slideshow. My 5-star itunes list may or may not have the best music for the living room at any given time. As it stands now you have to completely quit your slide show to fast forward a song. There should be a way to do this from the remote.

    3. Photo integration does not work well. When pointing AppleTV to a folder of photos on my hard drive, sometimes it loads sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes the slideshow just craps out in the middle while playing (it helps having both the Mac and AppleTV wired vs wifi). As an alternative you can use iPhoto, but that is a cumbersome application that is slow and doesn’t handle very large digital libraries well.