New plug-in brings YouTube to Apple TV

Apple StoreA newly-posted YouTube video, “A Series of Tubes,” from “alanquatermain,” shows a plug-in by Xdog that brings YouTube to the Apple TV.

The plug-in should soon make its appearance in the AwkwardTV plug-in directory.

The AwkwardTV Plug-in Directory features plug-ins that you can use with your Apple TV here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]


  1. Just looked at the site. It is pretty cool. Lots of very useful plugins that I would download. Since I don’t have the ?TV yet I don’t currently have a use for this, but does anyone know how hard it is to install these plug-ins into the device?

  2. The developer of “A Series of Tubes” is Xdog, not alan_quatermain. The latter, however, has been an invaluable contributor to the ATV hacker knowledge base and is the developer of the excellent “ATV Loader.” Check out for more.

  3. Does anyone know if there’s a plug in to make the Elgato’s EyeTV work with Apple TV, so that you can view live TV through the Apple TV interface? Or should I just wait, hope & pray Apple eventually offers a mac/apple tv with a live tv tuner….

    Also, FYI… 1 Terabyte hard drives are now available in the $300’s at compusa.

  4. Mac_ATTY:

    At this point there is no provision from Elgato to stream live TV to your TV. I too am waiting for the same solution, as it is the only main piece of the system missing, and I believe Apple will address it soon, perhaps with the release of Leopard. Of special note, it appears there is something going on between Apple and Miglia as their products were pulled from the AppleStore at the same time Miglia cancelled their software contract with Elgato’s EyeTV software.

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