How to watch live sports on Apple TV

by umOuch on June 7, 2012

Mac/PC screen mirroring

Here it is! The third best, in my opinion, feature ever to hit the Apple TV line of products. You will inevitably find that certain tools restrict your access to AirPlay as a means of displaying their content. In these cases, HULU of example, you are able to select the mirroring option on your iOS device. With mirroring your Apple TV will do just that, mirror whatever is on your mobile device to your television. This last option simply obliterates the limitations put on by app developers. Now, what if you don’t have an iOS device, and instead you want to mirror something form your Mac that is in Flash?

This amazing little software bundle gives you the freedom of mirroring whatever is on your Mac/PC screen to your Apple TV. This means you can stream any video, in any format, to your device. So if all else fails… Google search the game you need, play it on your Mac or PC, and mirror it to your Apple TV 2 or Apple TV 3.

Read more about AirParrot

Mountain Lion, a new version of Mac OS X, that will probably be unveiled next week at WWDC, will include AirPlay Mirroring feature that lets you stream what’s on your Mac to your HDTV via Apple TV 2. With AirPlay Mirroring built into Mac OS, you will be able to stream whatever is on your desktop – webpages, photos, videos,  presentation – directly to your HDTV, with only one click on an AirPlay icon on the OS X menu bar.

Read more about AirPlay Mirroring in MountainLion

Native Apple TV Sport Apps

  • NBA: live and on-demand games with an NBA League Pass Broadband subscription. Available are both live and on-demand games. NBA League Pass costs $100 for one-year unlimited streaming or $65 if you pick 7 teams to watch (check all the available options here). Non-subscribers can access real-time NBA scores and in-game stats, plus see the full-season schedule, standings, stats, and video highlights.
  • MLB: live and on-demand Major League Baseball games in HD with an MLB.TV subscription ($99.99/year or $24.99/month for premium subscription; details here). If you don’t have a subscription, you can still get team schedules, real-time scores, stats, and standings — free. You can also subscribe to MLB.TV right on Apple TV.
  • NHL: you can subscribe to NHL GameCenter and watch live games in HD on your Apple TV. The apps lets you follow your favorite NHL teams and see their schedules, games, and stats. If you miss a game, you can replay it anytime you want.

Well, I hope you found some good tips here. I tried to give as many options as I could think of. Each method I have described above does work! I have utilized each of these tools at one point or another in the past 12 months alone. If you know of more ways to do this put it in the comment section!


umOuch (Andrew Brasher)

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  • Dave

    Any SportsDevil content I’ve seen is so hyper-compressed to be a pixelated dog’s breakfast. Too painful to watch on a decent sized screen :(

  • Jordan

    Dave, check out: Veetle on ATV.

  • melvynm

    The link for “native Apple TV sport app” goes to a 404.

  • Flybear

    Here’s another tips from enolsoft blog that talks about how to watch Euro 2012 YouTube highlights offline on Apple TV 3

  • Flybear

    The link of how to watch Euro 2012 YouTube highlights offline on Apple TV 3 is :

  • Fredk

    Great stuff, thx.. I would like to know if there is a way to use xmbc on my apple tv 2 to access my movies on my PC? Please help, I have the feeling there is but unable to locate the procedure.

  • Priyankaa_piyu

    just waste of time….

  • France Paterson

    Cant open the link:(

  • Gee Mann

    Easy way to watch all live sports HD QUALITY

  • Gee Mann

    I found best link for live streaming

  • pissed

    this is a terrible website, ive never had an ATV before, JB it, and trying to put XBMC on it is a nightmare, they really dont explain it very well on this website. what a waste of fucking money

  • maks

    email me..its definitely possible

  • velos

    Hi guys, can someone help please? I am downloading the LIVE TV zip file, when it’s downloaded it’s not actually a zip, so when I try to install from the home folder in XBMC it can’t install as there is no actual zip in there? Am I doing something wrong?

  • Julian von

    How am i supposed to install this onto my apple TV?

  • Julian von

    How am i supposed to install this onto my apple TV?

  • pjsbball

    Can I get The Golf Channel?

  • Danielle

    Is this still relevant? If I bought an apple TV now in mid 2014, would I still be able to get the live TV hack?

  • Priti Sharma

    Its a useful information about FIFA World cup 2014 streaming Live Video.

  • dogg

    This needs to be updated

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