Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

So lately I've been watching online videos on VideoBB and similar sites, and I'm wondering if I can do this on the Apple TV?

Also, is it possible to mirror my screen to the AppleTV and show Safari, so to play the videos right from there? So far I've looked at...

  1. AirFlick - No audio
  2. AirDisplay - No audio...
  3. ClickToPlugin - Does not work on the VideoBB, "killer" doesn't work.

I'm hoping there's another solution for playing these videos on the AppleTV. If I need to, I will choose a different device, but I would rather stick with the AppleTV for the pretty flawless system that comes with it.

Also, and I'm guessing this is a no, does the AppleTV run flash videos? What about a jailbroken one? Would it be possible to go to VideoBB on a jailbroken AppleTV and just watching the videos through the browser (not sure if one if included with Boxee, Plex, or XBMC).

share|improve this question

No, a non-jailbroken Apple TV does not display Flash videos.

I've resorted to downloading videos and converting them to MP4 for the ATV.

share|improve this answer
What about something like this? It says it supports VideoBB, or NitoTv – Charlie Jan 20 '12 at 4:00
You'd have to try it. I have no idea what VideoBB or NitoTv are. – EmmEff Jan 23 '12 at 14:10

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.