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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Why might an Apple TV stop playing purchased content from iTunes?

I am trying to watch television shows that I just purchased through the iTunes store on my Apple TV. Every time I try to play any purchased shows on my Apple TV, it gives me the error message ...
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Is there a way to stream what is on my Mac's screen to my TV?

I want to buy a Mac App Store game, but I don't want to play it in an office chair: I want to sit in front of my TV! Is there a way to stream the video output of Mac, wirelessly, to my television? The ...
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How to log in with the native YouTube app?

I created a new YouTube account to use functions like "watch later" on my iPhone4, my PC and my AppleTV2. But if I try to log in with this account on my iPhone and the native YouTube app, I always get ...
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Apple TV2 Remote not working

My Apple TV2 stopped responding to the IR remote all of a sudden. The white LED would blink with every button press, but nothing would happen. I was able to pair the Apple TV's remote with my Macbook ...
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Apple TV 2: shared photo folder won't update

I have successfully shared photos from my computer to my Apple TV via iTunes, by going to Advance > Choose Photos to Share. However, when I add photos to that directory, they do not appear on my ...
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Use Apple TV and iPad 2 in a car

How can I use an Apple TV with the iPad 2 where there is no internet WiFi? e.g. in a car?
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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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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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How do I wirelessly stream my movies to my projector?

I love using my Airport Express to wirelessly play my music. I have a projector at home, and I would like to wirelessly play my movies, which were not downloaded with iTunes. I was considering ...
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Can I stream any video played with VLC player to Apple TV?

Can I stream any video played with VLC player to Apple TV ? Any additional plug-in for it...?
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Can I move a movie rental from my Apple TV to my iPad?

If I rent a movie on my Mac, I can move the rented movie to my iPad. Can I do the same if I rent a movie directly on my AppleTV?
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AppleTV streaming from Airport Shared Disk?

I'm considering purchasing an AppleTV to listen to/watch content stored locally on my network on my television and stereo. If I have my media stored on an external hard disk connected to my Airport ...
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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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Can an Apple TV 2 be operated without HDMI plugged in?

(This question is related in goal, but not method.) Shortly after launch, I bought the new Apple TV. A few months later, my girlfriend and I broke up and the HDTV went with her. Apple TV returned to ...
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iPhone Keynote - present to Apple TV?

I have an Apple TV and Keynote for the iPhone. Is it possible to display a presentation that I created on the iPhone on Apple TV?
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How much broadband data does Apple TV use in the menu screen?

We have a house in a rural area where broadband data is capped at a really low rate (only 9 GB per month upload and download total, then $10 per additional GB) - the only way to get broadband other ...
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New AppleTV + Drobo FS + HD HomeRun?

Anybody have something like that hooked up yet for watching TV and other content on demand? I've tried pvr's from Tivo and Windows Media Center and they have their shortcomings. I'd like to have TV ...
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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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Is AppleTV the only device that can receive AirPlay VIDEO?

3rd-party AirPlay-enabled AV-receivers are starting to hit the market (Pioneer, Denon, Marantz), but as far as I can tell, they can stream AirPlay audio only. Apple's page for AirPlay seems to imply ...
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Upload content to Apple TV

Is that possible to upload some videos from my macbook (itunes library) to apple tv? This way, I can watch that movies without use my macbook or any kind of streaming.
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Remote control Apple TV from MacBook

I need a program to remote control my (new) Apple TV from my macbook. I know I can control it from my iPhone using Remote. Does exists a similar software for mac osx? I want to be able to watch ...
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Are there any apps on Cydia specific to AppleTV?

Just wondering are there any apps specifically for AppleTV on Cydia. I have jailbroken my AppleTV 2 and am looking to install XBMC to get 1080p playback, as well as a browser. Are there any other apps ...
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AppleTV: can I watch movies from third parties?

Is there a way to watch Divx movies I usually watch with QuickTime or VLC player on my mac, on Apple TV ? If I buy Apple TV I would like to watch movies I downloaded from third parties, and not only ...
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Fastest way to convert .avi files for itunes?

I've experimented with Handbrake and VLC and I'd like to know the fastest possible method to convert .avi file into a a file that is readable by itunes so I can stream it to my TV via my Apple TV 2. ...
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AppleTV 2 HDMI no sound at start sometimes?

I have an AppleTV2 hooked up to a Vizio LCD TV via HDMI. Nothing between the ATV and TV other than the HDMI cable. I just got the ATV2 a week ago and it was updated with the latest iOS update shortly ...
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Is there a way to stream video to an Apple TV without iTunes?

Can I stream video to an Apple TV without using iTunes? iTunes is good, but if I can have another way to stream video, it would be great.
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How to access a video podcast playlist on the AppleTV 2G

In my iTunes library, I have a playlist which contains several video podcasts. However, I cannot seem to access this playlist on my AppleTV 2G although all of my music playlists show up as do the TV ...
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Why is my Apple TV returning errors when I watch movies rented from Apple?

Movies start, but a few times per movie, returns an error: "An error occurred while loading this content". It will allow me to start it again, but it's really frustrating. Internet connection ...
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Can I stream movies from external drive to the new Apple TV?

Is it possible to stream movies from an external hard drive (attached to a Mac Mini) to an Apple TV2? The movies on my external drive show up in iTunes on my Mini, but the Apple TV says there are no ...
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How to point an Apple TV to an iTunes Library on a NAS?

I have my Apple TV linked to my iTunes library stored on a network storage device by linking to my laptop. I would like to point my Apple TV directly to the iTunes library on the storage device ...
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How can I mirror the display from an iOS device to an Apple TV?

Is there a way to mirror the display of an iPod Touch or iPad to the Apple TV using AirPlay? I know I can do it for Applications that support it, but for presentations it's often useful to just ...
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Why should I jailbreak my AppleTV 2G?

Why should I jailbreak my AppleTV 2G? I'm confused on what extra functionality it brings. I understand you can browse the full internet with something like a typical web browser, but that doesn't ...
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AppleTV and sorting TV Shows

I've been wondering how to organize my shows by Show, then season and then episode because I have, for example, 6 entries for Bones (one for each season), 7 for Star Trek TNG, etc. and it just looks ...
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AppleTV, iTunes and Multiple Disks

I have a 20 iMac and an AppleTV 2 (the black one), and three external drives (2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB) that house all my music, movies and tv shows. Up until now, I've never needed more than the one drive ...
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How to stream iTunes content to Apple TV 2G without a Mac or PC?

I would like to upgrade my 1st-gen Apple TV and was wondering if it is possible to stream to new Apple TV from a NAS drive with iTunes server or an alternate method. I am not willing to go XBMC way ...
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iOS 4.3 Beta for Apple TV

I'm wondering if anyone knows what features will be offered in iOS 4.3 for Apple TV? I'm primarily trying to find out if the Netflix app will be updated to support subtitles.
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How to shut down Apple TV (2G) remotly?

Is there any way to shut down Apple TV (new, 2G, second generation) by remote controler? I can do it by holding middle button on remote controller but only if the TV set is on. If I just listen to the ...
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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 I set up an Apple TV to receive content from a Synology NAS?

I have a Synology DS210j NAS. My music and movies are served from the NAS by its built-in iTunes server. The content is then available on my MacBook in iTunes / Sharing Library. I am looking for a ...
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Watch live news on AppleTV

Is there any way to watch live news on an AppleTV? This is the only thing that's preventing me from cutting my cable.
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RSS feed for new AppleTv titles?

Is there perhaps an RSS feed or some other method of being notified of new AppleTv titles as they become available?
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Output 4:3 video on old Apple TV?

I have an old Apple TV that I have hooked up to my 4:3 TV, and I would like to have the output from the Apple TV match the ratio of my TV so there isn't any stretching or squishing. It's running the ...
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Apple TV subtitles

How can I find out if (and what languages) subtitles are included in Apple TV movies before i buy it?
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Is there any way to watch Hulu (or Hulu Plus) on the new Apple TV?

I was hoping Airplay might do this, but when I turn it on in the Hulu Plus app, it only streams the audio to the ATV.
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AirPlay for 3rd Party apps

The experience I see thus far for AirPlay with 3rd party apps, on both iPhone and iPad, is that only the audio is output to the AppleTV but not the video. This is great for Pandora but not so good for ...
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Apple TV (2nd generation) - video quality seems poor

I thought I'd switch from a Mac Mini to the new Apple TV (2nd generation) as my primary video device. Unfortunately I find the video quality disappointing: Text (menus, etc.) is shimmery, and video ...
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Copy DVD to iTunes for watching on Apple TV

I have quite a collection of DVDs which is slowly getting smaller and smaller thanks (in part) to crappy Wal-Mart binder style DVD cases scratching the discs. After purchasing an Apple TV, I'm ...
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How can I view movie subtitles on a new AppleTV?

I have an .avi and an .srt for a Mandarin movie. I used HandBrakeCLI to generate a M4V file that I could import into iTunes. In iTunes there is an option to turn the subtitles on and off, which works ...
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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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Movies and Podcasts are not set as watched on the second generation Apple TV

I have a little problem with my new second generation Apple TV. TV episodes and podcasts remain unseen/unheard status even if I did watch/hear them. So the list of unwatched shows stays pretty much ...