Apple TV is small device that attaches to a TV using HDMI and streams content from iTunes, Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and sports leagues, as well as content on computers using iTunes Home Share over a wireless or wired connection. It's controlled either via an infra red remote control device, or ...

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Should I get the new Apple TV if I don't have a digital TV?

I have been considering buying the new Apple TV. Maybe the biggest reason is for Netflix streaming. However, I do not own a digital TV, and the only output on the Apple TV is HDMI. I could get a box ...
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Apple TV airplay Stuttering on Yosemite

I just upgraded to Yosemite today and found that mirroring my laptop to my apple TV is very stuttery... It's not lagging but every second there's a slight delay, both audio and video. Anybody else ...
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Can the hard drive in an Apple TV be upgraded? How?

I own an Apple TV, with 160GB of internal storage. I'm interested in replacing that hard drive with a larger one, perhaps 640GB, or else the largest 2.5" drive I can get that would be compatible. Is ...
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American Apple TV in Europe

Does my Apple TV bought in America work in european countries? Like Spain and Portugal? Does the video format change in anyway? Or will everything work just fine?
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How can I figure out why my Apple TV drops connection when using AirPlay

Hi – I have a really frustrating issue with my Apple TV(s). I have two of them, and several iOS devices, and this issue exists for all combinations. The issue: I'll be streaming something in Safari, ...
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Why do some apps only Airplay the audio?

For the background info: I have an iPod Touch [4g] running iOS 5.0.1 and an AppleTV 2 running the latest software. I've noticed that while the majority of third-party video apps do AirPlay just fine ...
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AirPlay on Apple TV 2 failing more often than it works

I'm finding that when streaming video or audio from either my iPad 1 or iPhone 4 to my Apple TV 2, it more often than not fails (although it does occasionally work). I'd say 6/10 it fails. I'll: ...
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Can I use a PlayStation 3 or 4 controller with a 4th gen AppleTV?

Does anyone have experience pairing and using an official Sony PlayStation 3 or 4 controller with the 4th gen Apple TV?
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Selecting iPad As Audio Source When Mirroring to Apple TV?

I'm currently mirroring from my iPad to my Apple TV, but the audio source automatically sets to the TV. At night I'd love it if I could switch the audio source to my ipad so I could hook up some ...
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Can an AppleTV wake a Snow Leopard Mac for playing back iTunes content?

Is it possible to have an Apple TV wake a WiFi connected iMac running Snow Leopard for playback of iTunes content? I vaguely remember a new revision of the AirPort routers supporting this through ...
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Number in brackets appended to Apple TV Bonjour name

I recently set up a 3rd-generation Apple TV in my living room. I have noticed that on my OS X 10.10 MacBook Pro an iPad and two iPhones (all iOS 7), the usual name of "Living Room Apple TV" appears ...
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iPad tries to connect to Apple TV but then gives up

I am trying to set up my Apple TV and running into some difficulties. I can see the mirroring option on the iPad, and when I select it I can see my Apple TV. When I select these options it nothing ...
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I have to turn my Apple TV on to make it discoverable by laptops/phones

Whenever I want to share my screen to my apple tv, I first need to find the apple tv remote and turn it on. I used to be able to, at anytime, go to the displays dropdown and select my Apple TV to ...
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Can you connect iPhone/iPad to Apple TV without WiFi network in place

I would like to make a presentation from an iPhone or iPad using an AppleTV and projector. Is it possible to do so without either a WiFi or LAN network in place (like in a bad hotel)? Is the AppleTV ...
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How do I take a screenshot in tvOS?

I need to capture a screenshot in order to send a bug to a developer. How do I take a screenshot in tvOS on the new Apple TV?
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Setup Apple TV (2nd Gen) with neither a remote nor home sharing turned on

How to pair Apple TV (2nd gen) without a remote and without home sharing turned on?
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Is the Original AppleTV (First Gen) compatible with iTunes 11?

I am afraid to update my Mac to iTunes 11 since I still use an original AppleTV (the old one with the hard drive) on one of my televisions. Does anyone know if the original AppleTV is compatible with ...
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Most similar Apple TV software for OS X ?

I really love the way latest Apple TV front-row works. Its easy, clean and fast. I've been trying many different Media Center applications for my Mac Mini, but none of them are just like the one Apple ...
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How to use Apple TV without a working remote?

My Apple remote's battery died. I can get to the start screen of Apple TV by unplugging the device, but I can't seem to get further than that without the remote. That means I can't activate the Apple ...
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How do I prevent my iMac from sleeping while media is being played or streamed?

I know this problem has been around for a while. With the release of Mountain Lion Macs got the bad habit of falling to sleep when they are not used by a human. My iMac falls to sleep when I walk ...
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What integration does Apple TV offer with other Apple hardware?

I just got a MacBook pro and will likely be getting an iPhone when the next generation comes out. That being said - I'm debating between getting an Apple TV and a Roku box. The Roku box seems like ...
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How to mirror MacBook Pro screen to Apple TV?

I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.9.5 and I would like to mirror its screen to an Apple TV via AirPlay. Is it possible? And if yes, how can I do it?
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Why is Airplay from my iPhone to my Apple TV so slow?

I got the new Apple TV and noticed that it takes ages to stream a video from my iPhone. Moreover, streaming videos directly from youtube on my iphone over airplay may cause the video to be very ...
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What Linux variants can be installed on an 1st generation Apple TV?

I want to install some version of Linux on my 1st gen Apple TV. What Linux variants can be installed on an Apple TV? Bonus points: is this even a good idea? How useful is the Apple TV as a ...
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AppleTV Remote Shortcut to Sleep

I have a 2nd gen AppleTV unit. I would like to know if there is a way to use the AppleTV remote to put the unit to sleep (e.g. hold a key down)? Currently, the only way I know to do this is to ...
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Setting up Apple TV without a TV

How can I make my Apple TV 1st gen join a WiFi network without having a TV connected? Is there an OSX utility for set up in the same way there is with Airport Express?
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Does the new AppleTV need to be connected to the internet to access content on my Mac?

Does the new AppleTV need to be connected to the internet to access content on my Mac?
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What media formats are playable/streamable on Apple TV?

For both the new (tiny) generation, and the last generation, what media formats and codecs are supported for streaming to Apple TV? How does that streaming work -- is it all iTunes-based, or are ...
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Apple TV mirroring performance

I have a MacBook Air (April 2013) and a new Apple TV. Mirroring of the desktop is alright if I disable my TV's post-processing of the image. But If I start a video (VLC or Netflix for example), the ...
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iPad AirPlay to Apple TV - 802.11n problems

I have been attempting to resolve an issue with AirPlay from an iPad to AppleTV. Here are the details: Playing media (audio or video) originating on the iPad sent to AppleTV via AirPlay does not ...
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Is there a way to play 5.1 surround via Apple TV?

I have several albums on DVD with both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 versions. I'd like to be able to listen to them without dealing with physical disks all the time. I have no problem using ffmpeg ...
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Apple TV with a household of more than one Apple IDs

Can you log in more than one account as long as you log off the one that is signed on before signing in another? For instance, if you buy an AppleTV and your house has two other members with different ...
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Does the AppleTV support multiple Apple ID accounts?

I'm considering buying the new AppleTV, but I'm wondering if it works in the way that I want it to work. What I would like is that my wife can take pictures on her iPhone and have them sync via iCloud ...
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Use Apple TV as airport express

If I buy an Apple TV and connect my HiFi system to the optical out, will the sound go to the TV through the HDMI cable, and the through the optical cable? Or will the optical cable take precedent ...
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Change computer Apple TV uses to connect to iTunes

I have the newest version of Apple TV. Firmware is up to date. I set it up in the apartment I used to share with my girlfriend until about a week ago when I moved away for school. After I left, she ...
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Can I use the new Apple TV without a TV to play my Mac's audio to my stereo?

I currently have an AirPort Express (Newest N version) that is connected to my AirPort Extreme Base Station via ethernet. I have no other use for it (printer, wifi extender, etc.) other than it being ...
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Download size/time of iTunes Movies and Rentals + Apple TV use

What is the range of file sizes that are downloaded when purchasing or renting a movie via iTunes? This would be useful in estimating the time to download. Apple's help is very vague just saying that ...
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Can a development Apple TV be upgraded to the current tvOS?

I got a development Apple TV from last fall (the second version) and was curious if it can be upgraded to current tvOS (9.2?). I plugged it in and didn't see the App Store on it.
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Is there any way to remotly access ios device from another ios device?

I have Ipod touch which is connected to TV. Is there any app that allow this Ipod be controlled remotely using another IOS device like Ipad? (for sure without jail breaking) Or more specifically, Is ...
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Can I use Airplay without Apple TV or Airport

I have my PC, IPad and a AirPlay compatible speaker My question is: Can I use AirPlay to hear my IPad music in my speaker only with ITunes software only, or I need necessarily to buy AppleTV or an ...
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Can the 3rd party apps be mirrored on Apple Tv?

Can Apple TV mirroring be used with all the apps on iOS device? If mirroring is turned on, Can all the apps, including 3rd party apps be projected on the TV screen ?
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What is wrong with the content protection of AirPlay that some applications prevent its use?

I've been enjoying March Madness from both my iPhone and iPad via the March Madness Live application. In fact I've enjoyed the app so much I purchased an Apple TV so I could watch games via AirPlay. ...
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AirPlay Quality Issues from iPad

I have a 1st gen iPad 32GB + WiFi and AppleTV 2nd gen. I'm having issues playing back streaming content from my iPad to my AppleTV over AirPlay. An example of this is audio from Pandora (Internet), ...
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What devices can receive an iOS AirPlay audio stream?

In addition to printing, the other feature in iOS 4.2 that I'd been looking forward to was AirPlay. My understanding from the keynote when it was introduced was that it allowed iOS to stream audio to ...
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How can I airplay to my Apple TV without having to turn it on with the remote first?

I can stream / airplay fine from my macbook or iPhone to my Apple TV, however whenever my Apple TV is on standby (the light is off) I have to manually switch it on with the remote control first, and ...
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Streaming iPlayer from MBP to AppleTV

I'm thinking of getting an Apple TV and streaming BBC iPlayer to it via my 2009 MacBook Pro. So: Is it possible? What is the quality like on ATV content? Does it break up or buffer continuously or ...
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MacBook Pro with Retina display to Apple TV using Airplay is glitchy

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display running Mavericks and a brand new Apple TV (I've updated the software on it). When I use AirPlay to connect to my TV, one of two things happen. It ...
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Airplay Quality Issue From MacBook Pro

Long story short, my question is - is there a known quality issue using Airplay from a MacBook? And is there a way to improve quality? Details I have an HDTV here that I'm using for Airplay ...
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Why do subtitles not work when streaming via AirPlay to Apple TV?

Whenever I use AirPlay to watch streamed content (streaming from the web (via an app or Safari), that is, not from a downloaded movie) from my iPad to my Apple TV, subtitles are never carried over. ...
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How to turn on Youtube Subtitles in AppleTV?

The youtube video is subtitled, how can I turn it on on my Apple TV? I tried configuring languages and closed caption, but didn't work.