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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Does iTunes have a limit on the number of movies it can list?

I have a very annoying problem. Using HandBrake I have been able to rip and hereafter metatag all the family's 1500 movies for our iTunes library. Once, I couldn't find the movie I was looking for, ...
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How to enable AirPlay mirroring on an iPad mini?

On my iPad mini I cannot seem to enable the mirroring feature. AirPlay in the photos app or any video app works fine: However the AirPlay icon is missing in the taskbar, where it should be ...
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What is the software to move screen/laptop to apple TV screen

I have seen users that drag their screen to AppleTV on WiFi for presentations and such. I want to be able to do this but can't find the software. I ask and they say it is built in. I have MacBook Pro ...
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Is there any way to use iOS Remote to control an Apple TV without Home Sharing?

This is an office environment and while we all have iPhones and would like to use Remote with the Apple TV we don't want to all use the same Home Sharing account to do so.
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Can Apple TV work over network only, without the need for HDMI

My firm are considering buying an Apple TV box for our new boardroom, so that presentations can be shown directly on the TV, but there is some information about the device that I am unable to find. ...
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Using a apple tv box as a second monitor to your osx machine

I've heard that you can use as ipad as a second monitor to you macbook by using software like iDisplay. Is it possible to use apple TV in a similar capacity? If so then: a. Which software do I use? ...
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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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Unable to use Airplay, Remote App, or wireless printing

I have a regular home wireless network. The only issue is that, apparently, I'm unable to do things which require device-to-device connectivity (Airplay, Remote App on iPhone, or wireless printing). ...
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Can I stream from Safari silverlight to AppleTV?

I'm using Sky Sports Now TV to watch live sport on my Mac. This is via the silverlight plugin in Safari. Can I use something to divert this video feed to my Apple TV so I can watch on my television ...
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How can I connect an Apple TV to an older television?

Is there a way to connect the latest Apple TV, which only has an HDMI output, to an older television that only has the yellow and red/white inputs for audio and video? This older television has a ...
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Can Apple TV AirPlay mirroring use a “secondary” screen/display?

Can Apple TV enable me to treat my TV as a wireless secondary screen (as one can do when directly connecting the TV via a cable), rather than simply mirroring my primary screen? I'd love to stream ...
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Keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV and to stop mirroring?
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how to view Apple TV purchases in iTunes?

I bought a TV series through Apple TV. Watched the first episode, works fine. Now I'd like to watch episode 2 on my MacBook. I opened iTunes (11.0.2), logged in with my iTunes account, and can't ...
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Why do YouTube videos take longer than the length of the video to load?

I've been using my AppleTV (3rd generation) to watch YouTube videos for some time, and have been encountering an increasingly frustrating issue. Videos have been taking longer to load than the length ...
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AppleTV's Netflix browse menu is no longer accessible

I bought a new Apple TV from the local Apple Store yesterday. I set it up last night and all was working well. I activated Netflix and was quite pleased with how easy it was to browse TV shows and ...
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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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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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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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AirPlay video from retina MacBook Pro to Apple TV often doesn't send audio

I use my retina MacBook Pro to stream some videos from the web and play them, via AirPlay, on my Apple TV 3. Every now and then, when I switch to AirPlay, the video goes to the Apple TV, but the sound ...
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Different Apple ID for HomeSharing and iTunes Store on Apple TV

Can I set up an AppleTV with: - one Apple ID for home sharing - a different Apple ID for iTunes Store purchases? I mean: setting the Apple ID for the iTunes Store will change my Home Sharing config ...
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AirPort Extreme and multiple HDD's

Hey Guys i think i am not alone who set up his APE for home sharing. So what have i done… I have a Airport extreme (latest version - 5.gen) and 3x powered 2TB HDD's. All are connected over an usb hub ...
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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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How can I control my Apple TV from my Mac?

I have two third gen Apple TVs and a Macbook Pro running 10.8. I use the remote app on my iPhone and iPad all the time, but it seems silly that I have to reach for them when my Macbook is right on my ...
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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 into 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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why does my Apple TV (1st gen) not show up in iTunes

I cannot connect my ATV to iTunes (10.7.(21)). No ATV is shown in the device list, nor is there an Apple tab in the iTunes preferences. ATV gives me a 5-digit number to enter in iTunes - but where??? ...
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Purchased an entire season of a show, but newest episodes are requesting payment of $2.99

We purchased 'How I met your mother, Season 8' through iTunes. and this worked well for Episodes 1-14, however episodes 15 and 16 are not viewable, and are requesting to be purchased for $2.99/ea. ...
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Apple TV Home Videos

I'm considering importing my home videos into my iTunes library so I can easily access them over any device in the house. The one problem I'm seeing is when I add home movies, and I have them labeled ...
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Restore Default settings Apple TV, how do I pair a new remote?

I lost my remote for my Apple TV, and we were using the Remote App, but we recently downloaded a new update for the Apple TV and the update kept us from watching Movies. I did a restore on the Apple ...
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AppleTV is not accessing the iTunes Store after updating software to version 5.2

Last night just as we were about to watch an already-rented movie, our AppleTV showed a notification that a software update was available, which my wife selected. After the update was completed, it ...
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Stop my Mac from downloading Apple TV content

I have an Apple TV where I subscribe to Seasons for various shows and watch them on my TV. The problem is that my Mac is also downloading the same, storing it on the hard drive. These are very ...
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New to Apple TV - struggling with AirPlay and Home Sharing

Can't get subject to work consistently. Some times I can access AirPlay on my Macbook Pro. On my iPhone (4S) and my iPad (3rd gen) I can't find the airplay icon. The Home Sharing option has never ...
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How does an iPhone stream HD content to an Apple TV over AirPlay?

Even 720p content is almost 1 million pixels per frame; 24 bits per pixel at 60fps is 180Mbps, which is clearly impossible. So how is the data transferred? Some guesses: Heavy compression. Apple ...
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how to view iPhoto 11 photos on Apple TV (3rd gen)?

I have shared a photo album iPhoto 11 (using Preferences > Sharing > Share My Photos > Share Selected Album. I have an Apple TV (3rd generation) and I'm trying to view the shared photo album on it. ...
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Bought a movie on Apple TV 2. Can't play on computer

My Apple TV 2 is configured to use my single iTunes account. When I use my Macbook Pro to login into that account in iTunes, I can't play a move I bought (and can play) on the Apple TV. I get this ...
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Why can't I add new m4v videos to my iTunes library?

Using iTunes 11.0.1, I tried to add some newly converted movies to my library for consumption on my Apple TV 2. This used to work well: ripping some movies from my DVDs, converting them using ...
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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.
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How to stream my .wmv movies to Apple TV using VLC with MacOS Lion?

I want to stream videos (several formats) but I don't want to convert it before to Apple format (H264). Is there any free option that supports subtitle files? How to stream using VLC?
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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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Apple TV (1080HD) - Macbook to HDTV Streaming Issues

I have the brand new $99 Apple TV - 1080HD I want to stream internet videos from my 2011 Macbook Pro (running Snow Leopard) to my new HDTV using Airplay and AirParrot. Neither the Macbook nor the ...
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ipad2 airplay option disappeared, apple tv3, imac as router

I have been using my Apple TV3 and iPad2 successfully for over a month with a Wi-Fi network created on my iMac (no external router). I changed the network name and password so that a visitor could ...
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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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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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Standby during playback since iTunes 11

Since I upgraded to iTunes 11, my iMac (27", 2011) goes to sleep during playback to my Apple TV. This didn't happen before the upgrade, so it has to be related to the upgrade. Does anyone what I could ...
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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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Switching from a Mac Mini HTPC to an Apple TV: what solution for watching these mkv files?

I use a 2009 Mac Mini. I almost thought it had died but false alarm. Regardless, it got me thinking about the future. I currently use my Mac Mini to, in no particular order: watch the occasional DVD ...
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iTunes does not synchronize iPhoto albums for Apple TV

The one liner here is, my iPhoto albums do not show up on my Apple TV. This only just stopped working. My iPhoto started up the other day, missing all of the albums. All the photos were still ...
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Apple TV 1: Airtunes shows up on Mac but not iPhone 5

I have a jailbroken first generation Apple TV running the latest firmware (3.0.2), a MacBook with the latest version of Lion (10.7.4, and iTunes 10.7), and an iPhone 5 with the latest version of iOS ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for menu bar items that don't have shortcuts?

How can I create a keyboard shortcut for something that doesn't have a keyboard shortcut? Example, I use Airparrot to mirror my iMac to my Apple TV. I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut to the ...
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Getting YouTube back on Apple TV

As of the latest Apple TV software update, YouTube is no longer showing up on the home screen, apparently replaced by Vimeo (which I like, but which has a very limited video selection). Is there any ...
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Apple TV required switching hardware / mobile WiFi router

I am considering Apple TV for a trips, but usually the hotels' wifis' connections are separated. I came up with using my Vodafone branded Huawei R201 mobile wifi router for that purpose, but I am not ...