12 cool things you can do with Apple TV
Even though the third-generation Apple TV is over two years old, it keeps getting better.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook discussing Apple TV.
Apple has added a bunch of new channels to Apple TV over the years like HBO GO, Hulu, Disney, and a lot more.
But that's not all the Apple TV can do.
We put together 12 tips for your Apple TV that will open it up to more content, stream video more reliably, and let you control it all with your phone.
Ditch the Apple TV remote and use your iPhone or iPad instead.
Put that HBO and ESPN subscription to good use.
Jailbreak it and install extra apps.
Install Plex to your non-jailbroken Apple TV.
Stream non-iTunes content without jailbreaking.
Transcode your video files to an Apple TV-friendly format.
Rip your DVD library and never use a disc again.
Use AirPlay Mirroring to put whatever you're watching on the big screen.
Stream shows from your TiVo.
Use your Apple TV on an older television.
Use an Ethernet cable for a more reliable connection.
Stream your tunes through your home theater.
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