How to view youtube videos through Apple TV 3



  • Just re-installed my pfSense firewall with Squid and Squidguard installed.  I'm trying to view videos through my Apple TV 3.  I can get to Youtube with no problem but when I select a video, it will not play.  All I see is the spinning "*", until it finally times out.

    It used to work with setup straight out of the box, that is no VLANs or anything else. The only thing I had to do was check the box in Squid | Antivirus to "disable antivirus scanning of streamed video and audio", but that doesn't work now.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.



  • At the risk of being Mr. Obvious, your squid configuration did something because mine squid-less works perfectly since day #1 without me having to do anything.



  • Thanks for your response.

    I had removed Squid, Squidguard and PF BlockerNG, trying to get back to a generic configuration without any major packages installed but couldn't get the Apple TV to work.  I reinstalled Squid thinking I could get back to where it worked but it wouldn't work.

    I have since removed Squid and power cycled the Apple TV and now it works on my pfSense with no major packages installed.  If you google the issue, everyone says you need a VPN for it to work but I didn't want to do that.