I can watch live and recorded TV on my Apple TV! It's very simple.
I installed an Ethernet-connected TV tuner from SiliconDust called HDHomeRun. It's plugged into a digital TV antenna on our roof. Then I use Elgato's eyeTV software on a Mac on the network to schedule and record over-the-air (OTA) programming.
That Mac is downstairs; our TV is upstairs. When I want to watch TV, I just:
- Launch the eyeTV iPhone or iPad app.
- Select the program over the network that's on the Mac.
- Set AirPlay output in iOS's Control Center to our Apple TV.
The bizarre thing is this whole sequence works.
Giant towers broadcast digital signals that we capture a time slice of and convert into another digital format which are stored on a drive and then streamed over a Wi-Fi network to a mobile device that pushes it over Wi-Fi to tiny box that's connected to an HDTV.
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3…4, 5, 6, 7…8, 9, uh, 10, 11.