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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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 ...
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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 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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apple tv and roku - strong wireless?

I have a broadband dsl at home, but my wireless signal isnt that strong in the living room. I am excited with getting one of these 2 devices, but I don't know how it will all work without cable. If I ...
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Encoding video for the new (2010) Apple TV

What applications are recommended for encoding existing videos from various sources (ripped DVDs, MKVs, AVIs ...) into a format playable by the new (2010) Apple TV?
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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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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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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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Can I install a full copy of Snow Leopard on an Apple TV?

I have both a legitimate, store-bought retail license for OS X Snow Leopard, and I own an Apple TV. (Neither were stolen, copied, etc. ;-) Is it possible to install OS X Snow Leopard on an Apple TV? ...
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What devices can receive an AirTunes signal?

I'm trying to set up an in-home music system with built-in speakers. Right now I have my Apple TV plugged into the stereo outputting the AirTunes signal to the speakers. However, I'd like to get my ...