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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30" Cinema Dispay (1st gen) with AppleTV

Is it possible to connect 1st gen Apple Cinema Display to appleTV so that people could project their mac laptop screen on the 30'' Cinema monitor?
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What can a 1st gen Apple TV do than a new Apple TV cannot?

Why are 1st gen Apple TVs selling on ebay for >$100? What can they do that a $99 new Apple TV cannot? I ask because I have a 1st gen one and I'm thinking about selling it to get a new one, but ...
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AirPlay from iPhone to Apple TV. Only Video Not Audio [duplicate]

I would like to AirPlay a video from my iPhone to my Apple TV but I want to listen the audio of the video using my iPhone EarPods. In this way I do not disturb my parents sleeping in the other room ...
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Would I notice much of a difference between a new 2014 Mac Mini and the 2012 server edition?

I'm looking to replace my home server with a Mac Mini. I do a lot of conversions between movie formats (ie MKV to mp4) and was curious if it made more sense to go with the 2012 server model or the ...
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Problems accessing movies on MacBook Pro via Apple TV

I've got a MacBook Pro and Apple TV, and I can search and select the movies found within the MacBook Pro's iTunes from the Apple TV's > Computers menu. The problem is that when I try to play the ...
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Apple TV: Connect to multiple Home Sharings

Is it possible to connect one Apple TV to multiple iTunes Home Sharings? I have two Macs that are connected to different Apple IDs, and I want to access both of them via the Apple TVs Computers ...
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How can unauthorized movie purchases be made on my 1st generation Apple TV?

In the last 6 months, two movies have shown up as purchased on my 1st Generation Apple TV, but neither I nor my wife have purchased them. The first time this happened, I thought perhaps it had been ...
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Apple TV 3 and H264 MKV playback?

I am debating on purchasing the WD LIVE or Apple TV 3. And I wanted to know if it is possible that the ATV can do .mkv and .avi playback on non-itunes media. (i.e. pulling it from my server)
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Watch HBO on AppleTV without jailbreak

I use my AppleTV for watching Netflix. But now I am thinking about switching to HBO. Apples press info for the USA and press info for the Netherlands both state that HBO should be available for the ...
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How much power does Apple TV use on standby?

I just bought a third-gen Apple TV, and I don't want to have to open Settings to put it to sleep every time I'm done using it. It seems it won't fall asleep automatically for quite some time, so I'd ...
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Can i receive local TV with apple tv in the antenna port? [closed]

Can I receive broadcast TV with Apple TV connected to my television in the antenna port as an Internet provider?
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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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AEBS crashing after iOS 8

Okay, let me start with the caveat that I'm a bit in the dark about what exactly is going on here. I'll try to provide all the necessary info but feel free to ask for more if I leave something out. ...
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What software alternatives support streaming via AirPlay?

The Apple TV arrived! I'm slightly bummed that I can only stream from iTunes, and therefore only use formats that iTunes supports. I haven't found a single other video player that supports AirPlay, ...
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How to display USA content on my AppleTV while I'm in Mexico using hotel wifi?

How can I display USA content on my Apple TV while I'm in Mexico using a hotel's wifi? (I've been told that AppleTV may only show Mexican content while I'm in Mexico.)
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How to stop iTunes from automatically downloading purchased TV shows?

I was running out space on the drive where I stored my iTunes media, because every time I opened iTunes, the application would immediately begin downloading TV shows I had purchased on my Apple TV. ...
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Special HDMI cable for Apple TV?

I'm looking to purchase a HDMI cable online for use with my AppleTV. I asked the seller just to be on the safe side, would this cable work with an AppleTV and he said it will not work. From ...
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I do NOT want AppleTV to update iTunes play counts

OS 10.9.4 iTunes 11.4 Playing songs on both of my AppleTVs updates the iTunes play count, even though this option is deselected in the iTunes preferences. How can I get the AppleTV to STOP updating ...
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apple TV won't let me put in new apple id password

Apple Tv will not let me put in new password. It says "Could not sign in" Your Apple ID or password is incorrect". Then there is a highlighted "Ok" button but it will not let me click on it so i ...
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Why's airplay randomly disconnecting?

We're having problems with airplay machines. We've got a pair of Apple TVs as well as multiple Macbooks. Airplay is not used much, but when it is, it likes to randomly disconnect. It doesn't seem ...
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Can I use sharing?

Can I use "Share my library on my local network" ? I have my library in a shared folder on my iMac, this is to stop having to have the same music stored twice so my other half can use iTunes as well ...
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Can't enable AirPlay system-wide, but it works in iTunes 11

I can enable AirPlay from iTunes to my Apple TV and it works great. In the system-wide audio output devices, the Apple TV is also listed. When I click on it to select it, the selection immediately ...
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How might I make a shortcut for switching my macbook into airplay screensharing mode with my apple tv?

Now that Apple TV shares synchronized audio&video from my Macbook without any limitations or constraints (seamlessly), it seems pretty common sense that there might be a (Launcher or topbar) ...
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How can I find the bottleneck in my media server setup?

On seemingly random occasions, streaming media from iTunes on a Mac mini to my Apple TV (3rd gen, latest software) will result in slow buffering of movies. The catch? There's no consistency to when it ...
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What potentially-identfiying (personal or device) data is available to 3rd-party apps on AppleTV?

Based on experience with 3rd-generation AppleTV (Apple TV Software 6.2 (based on iOS 7.1.2) Wikipedia), I have concerns about the privacy of my usage behavior. Not from Apple per se, but from the ...
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Log out of Apple TV

Can you sign out of Apple TV using an iPad or phone? I logged into my exs Apple TV and now I am not sure what he can see or use in my stuff.
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Can the Time Capsule serve an Apple TV without a powered on Mac?

We have an Apple TV (3rd gen) and a 2 TB Time Capsule on which we know how to store movies already. One can use the Time Capsule and simply add movies stored on it into the iTunes library. However, ...
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Apple TV functions as Airplay target, not independently

I have a setup that looks like this: +-------------------+ +---------------+ | | +---------------+ | | | Apple TV | | ...
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How can I tell the time with an Apple TV?

I'd like to tell the time with my Apple TV, so I don't have to use a computer. But I can't seem to find a single clock app or screensaver for Apple TV. Anyone know if one exists? I'm using an Apple ...
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What are the networking requirements for a successful AirPlay connection?

We are using devices we know are capable of AirPlay (iphone 5 on ios7, apple tv3). Sometimes the phone can see the apple tv, sometimes it cannot. When it cannot, we check, and the apple tv IS still ...
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When playing a TV in iTunes via AirPlay to Apple TV, it doesn't play the next episode

I have some TV shows in iTunes that I am AirPlaying to my Apple TV, at the end of each episode AirPlay disconnects and iTunes doesn't play the next episode. Is this default behaviour or do I need to ...
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Does AirPlaying content from VPN protected laptop expose content beyond local network?

If I AirPlay something from my laptop, which connects to the internet via VPN, to my Apple TV which connects to my wifi router which is NOT VPN protected, is the content I'm AirPlaying exposed beyond ...
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Need to re-pair keyboard with Apple TV everytime

I have the latest Apple TV paired with Apple wireless keyboard. I can pair it in the first time, although not very smoothly. After that, I need to re-pair my keyboard with Apple TV every time. Any ...
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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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Bought 2nd hand AppleTV, Privacy?

I bought a second hand appletv. My main concern now is my privacy. Will the person from who I bought it from see what I am doing with it? Will he see when I try to log in using my appleId and see ...
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Restoring bricked Apple TV

Apple TV 2nd generation stopped booting. It just shows Apple logo, then disconnects, then shows it again and never reaches the UI. I've just restored from a PC but it didn't help. (tried that twice). ...
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Can the AppleTV (Version 2) send output to only the optical output?

I'm looking for a way to have AppleTV (Version 2) output from optical out only without having HDMI connected or at least with the TV turned off. I've read that this is possible with previous versions. ...
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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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Airplay mirroring with extended desktop: how to choose which apps end up on Apple TV?

I use my Macbook hooked up to a TV via HDMI for most of my work, and want to use Airplay mirroring from my Mac to extend my desktop and play online videos full screen on my Apple TV while also being ...
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AppleTV Air Mirroring: does the signal go through the WIFI router?

A general question about how AirMirroring works, because I've some freezing problems and I would like to know if connecting my Apple TV to the rough by ehternet cable could help. N.B. I'm not ...
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Apple TV won't start Netflix Streams

When playing some TV shows on Netflix on a new Apple TV, sometimes the show does not start playing. I get the spinning pinwheel for a "normal" period of time, then a black screen. If I press select, I ...
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Rental Movie from Iphone to Apple TV

I am wondering if my iTunes rental purchased from my iPhone is available on my Apple TV?
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Is WIdi compatible with Apple TV?

Is it possible to stream WIDI to Apple TV? I have laptop with WIDI adapter and i want to stream from laptop to Apple tv
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Only seeing the wrong AirPlay device

I'm in a hotel equipped with Apple TVs and I can see my neighbor's Apple TV on AirPlay. I cannot, however, see the Apple TV in my own room. I went through the Apple TV settings and performed the ...
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Airplay icon disappears after mac wakes up from sleep

I have found that when my mac wakes up from sleep, sometimes there is no airplay icon. The only way I can fix this is by doing a recycle of my MacBook Air. I was wondering if there was any other way ...
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Apple TV AirPlay other than WiFi?

In the Apple TV, when enabling AirPlay it shows "step 1: connect to a wifi network". What if I have Ethernet? Bluetooth? Will only WiFi work?
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Sending Network (.m3u8) Stream to AirPlay?

I have a Mac, an Apple TV, and I have a network video stream (.../stream.m3u8) that I'd like to send over AirPlay to my Apple TV. If I open it in QuickTime/VLC, it plays great, but neither support ...
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Pair remote ipad app with apple tv 2 that has no home sharing enabled and no hardware remote

The hardware apple tv2 remote is lost again. And I cannot find it this time. :(. I had reset apple tv2 earlier and forgot to turn on home sharing. To make matters worse, I had setup a fixed ip for my ...
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Does AirPlay online stream to Apple TV still go through the iPad?

When we AirPlay the online stream on iPad to Apple TV, does the iPad remain in the chain (online stream to iPad and then iPad to Apple TV) or does the Apple TV virtually get and play that stream ...
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Airplay stopped working

All of a sudden none of my ios devices are able to connect to the Apple TV via Airplay. The Airplay icon shows up in the Control center on my Iphone 5s and my ipad 3. If I choose to airplay, the music ...