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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How to make Apple TV play episodes consecutively?

I have a 3rd-gen Apple TV. I recently started ripping and adding some of my TV Shows from DVD and I've stumbled into a problem. Some of TV shows episodes are played consecutively (one-by-one without ...
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Is anyone successful with Apple TV in enterprise network?

In our school environment, we have a WPA2 network with simple username/password for joining all our Apple TVs. Eventually we replaced this with hard-wired Ethernet connections. Faculty and staff join ...
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Unpair apple remote from Apple TV

I want to un-pair the silver remote that came with the Apple TV (3rd Gen) so that I can use it exclusively with my Macbook Pro. Is there a way to do that? Please help. Note: I have tried using those ...
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How to play a video file (avi/mp4) in AppleTV?

Suppose I would like to play a video file (avi/mp4) in AppleTV 3. I see two options: play the file in the laptop and mirror the screen via AirPlay on the AppleTV. import the file into the ITunes in ...
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iTunes Movie DRM and Legalities

Before I start, I'd like to be very clear: I have no intention of pirating anything. I like buying movies, I respect that the money pays for more to be made, lines pockets and generally keeps things ...
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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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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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AirParrot in Windows and AppleTV

I installed AirParrot in my Windows laptop. Then I played a video file and mirrored the screen to my AppleTV. Unfortunately I experienced a slow choppy video with no sound. I thought it might be a ...
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Why does my iPhone5 playing songs through my Apple TV times out after three songs?

I want to play songs on my Apple TV from my iPhone5 running 8.1. After about three songs, it stops playing (tested three times). Is there any possible explanation for this? My question is: Why does ...
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Do I need Apple TV to stream wirelessly to my TV?

I recently bought a new TV. Now I want to mirror my MacBook Air on it. I don't need all the other fancy features of Apple TV (I don't have an iPhone/iPad, don't use iTunes etc.). Right now I'm using a ...
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Apple TV doesn't play some youtube movies

I put this Samsara movie into my youtube favourites. There are two unexpected issues here. If I try to play that movie either from iPad or iPhone and display it to my Apple TV my Apple TV said ...
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Disable HDMI sound output when using optical (TOSLINK) output on AppleTV

I have Apple TV and have both HDMI and TOSLINK (optical) port connected. But the problem is that when i turn on the video via Apple TV I have double sound from the sound - from the TV set connected ...
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The Apple TV 2 has 110V/220V PSU or just 110V?

I'm going to the USA, and I am planning to buy an Apple TV there for use it in Europe. Why I should do that? Because the $99 Apple TV is sold in Europe for €120 ($170). Why pay almost the double for ...
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Can AppleTV stream content directly from iTunes in Windows

Suppose I have iTunes in a Windows laptop. Can AppleTV stream the content from that iTunes directly (as it is supposed to do with iTunes in a Mac) ?
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For what does AppleTV have micro-USB port?

I noticed that AppleTV has a micro USB port. How and why will one use it ?
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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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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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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. ...