Just like most of the Apple products on the market, Apple TV has been well-received so far. It not only works great, but it is also easy to set up and its capabilities keep on expanding. Apple TV now features content from Hulu Plus, HBO, Watch ESPN, Netflix, YouTube and GO. At the moment, it is the perfect way to experience Apple’s vision of what TV should be. Even if you own a Jailbroken Apple TV, you can also be able to stream downloaded movies and enjoy so much more.
AirPlay is a new media streaming technology that enables you to stream movies, music, photos and video from your iOS device to your Apple TV. This technology is great if your video collection is in the right format. If not, you can only stream Apple-approved movies from your iOS device to your Apple TV. Nevertheless, there are ways in which you can circumvent that limitation and get the best results, even with a Jailbroken Apple TV.
With AirPlay, you can be able to stream any video or movie in any format from your PC to your iPad to your Jailbroken Apple TV. If you intend to jailbreak your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone, you can install a little hack that will enable you to stream anything from Air Video straight to your Jailbroken Apple TV.
So, what are the steps to follow in order to stream downloaded movies to your Jailbroken Apple TV? Well, the following are the steps to follow:
- First, you must have an iOS device running iOS 4.2 or greater. You will also need to jailbreak your device. Currently, redsn0w is the most ideal jailbreak method for iOS 4.2.
- With your Jailbroken Apple TV , you will need to switch to Cydia, which is the package manager that you should install on your device. You should then download AirVideoEnabler, without necessarily adding any special repositories. You will be in a position to search for it, download and install it.
- The next thing for you to do is to reboot your device.
You may find out that streaming may fail if you don’t allow Air Video to get a pretty decent head start for a couple of minutes. Once you let it to convert for a little bit longer, you will be able to get started and stream downloaded movies to your Jailbroken Apple TV.
With the newest version of Apple’s Remote app for iPad and iPhone, you will be able to control your Jailbroken Apple TV over your home’s Wi-Fi network with a much higher degree of control. In addition to that, search has been made really easy since you can be able to type stuff on your device’s keyboard. The free app has been made available for iPad and iPhone.
Beamer is another media streaming technology that allows you to stream movies wirelessly to your Jaibroken Apple TV. It plays almost all movies without the need to convert them. With Beamer, you MOV, FLV, WMV, AVI and MKV files will play just fine. The trial version plays first fifteen minutes of each video. Those are just but some of the options that you can choose from if you need to stream downloaded movies to your Jailbroken Apple TV.