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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Unable to add self-ripped HD+SD encodes to iTunes 11

For a while now, iTunes has supported the concept of "HD+SD" files. Instead of having two separate files, one for the SD version and another for the HD version of a movie or TV show, iTunes can ...
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TV lagging when watching regular TV channels while Apple TV is on

One of my friends is setting up a TV for another friend, and noticed something very odd. I don't know the specifics of the TV, but we're talking a 2014 Samsung Smart TV that hasn't been cheap at all. ...
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Can I direct the audio signal from Apple TV?

I have the following equipment: I have all my music files stored in iTunes on the pictured iMac. When I play music it follows a path from the iMac through the Time Capsule to the Airport Express. ...
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Apple TV 3G can't connect to Windows iTunes home sharing library

I'm trying to connect my 3rd generation Apple TV to iTunes on Windows 7 via iTunes home sharing, but when I "click" the Computers icon on the Apple TV, it shows an error message stating that it can't ...
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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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How can I prevent my Mac from selecting my Apple TV as an audio source by default

I own an Apple TV at home and have an Apple TV at work. I play audio through my home's stereo system fairly often. Whenever I get into the office while being previously connected to the Apple TV at ...
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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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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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MacBook Retina Pro to Apple TV using Airplay is glitchy

I have a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro 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. 1) It connects, then ...
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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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How do I get my AirPlay mirroring to take up my entire TV screen?

I have a 2011 27" iMac that currently has Mountain Lion installed on it, and I am trying to get the AirPlay mirroring to take up my entire 1080p widescreen TV. How do I get that to happen?
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iTunes AirPlay to AppleTV works perfectly; System Preferences audio output to AppleTV jitters horribly?

Interesting one here, I have an iMac 2011 and a MBP 13" Retina 2013, the iMac works fine every which way, both are connected at 5GHz to my router, both running Mavericks. My MBP will jitter and pop ...
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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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AppleTV's Netflix browse menu is no longer accessible

ALIBI First off, I am new to Apple TV and to Netflix. If I am in the wrong forum please let me know. EQUIPMENT Apple TV (Gen 3), model MD199LL/A, running Apple TV Software 5.2.1(6025) Sharp Aquos ...
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Can we make iPad or iPhone mirroring work even when video is played?

I tried both using (1) a lightning to HDMI cable, or (2) AirPlay with Apple TV, with iPad Air running iOS 7.1 and Apple TV latest Software version 6.1, but both seem to be able to mirror and once I ...
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Video from Mac to Apple TV, audio to Airport Express

I want to output video from my rMBP to my Apple TV but send the audio to AirPort Express connected to my sound system. I have tried every way imaginable to accomplish this, and nothing seems to work. ...
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What can I do to keep AirPlay from buffering while playing movie from iPad 2?

I downloaded a one hour HD TV show to my iPad 2 from the iTunes store and then set up the iPad 2 for AirPlay over the Apple TV. Many times it froze while buffering. What is causing this and how can I ...
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iPhone Remote app and Apple TV

I have my Remote app set up on my iPhone to work with my Apple TV. This was easy because my Apple TV is linked with my Apple ID Account (which is obviously identified with both my phone and my ...
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View large photo library on AppleTV and iPad

I have several hundred gigabytes of photos. What is the most simple/efficient way to view these photos on both an AppleTV and an iPad/iPhone? -I don't want to store the photos on the devices ...
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Is Apple TV intelligent enough to stream directly from a NAS?

I'm considering purchasing an Apple TV. I understand that I need to include movies in iTunes in order to play them on the device. On my iMac, my movies are linked in iTunes over a shared drive to my ...
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AppleTV Speaker option greyed out

When I hold select on the apple TV the option to select an airplay speaker is greyed out and I cannont select it. Airplay is working fine if I go to settings menu and manually select the speaker but ...
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First Gen Apple TV - would it make a good server?

I have a first gen ATV and I'm thinking of upgrading to the latest model - which leaves me with a first gen ATV with no purpose :) I have no interest in XBMC or using it as a media server - I had ...
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Apple TV mirroring performance

I have a MacBook Air (April 2013) and a new Apple TV. Mirroring of the desktop is alright if I disable my TV's post-processing of the image. But If I start a video (VLC or Netflix for example), the ...
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How to rate movies on AppleTV

I just rented a movie on Apple TV. How do I give it a star rating, i.e 1-5 stars? When you select a movie on Apple TV, it shows a rotten tomatoes rating and a star rating. In the past I stumbled ...
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Is there any way to remotly access ios device from another ios device?

I have Ipod touch which is connected to TV. Is there any app that allow this Ipod be controlled remotely using another IOS device like Ipad? (for sure without jail breaking) Or more specifically, Is ...
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Is there a way to play 5.1 surround via Apple TV?

I have several albums on DVD with both Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1 versions. I'd like to be able to listen to them without dealing with physical disks all the time. I have no problem using ffmpeg ...
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How can I remove errant podcast entries in iTunes?

I am using iTunes 10.6.3 on OS X 10.8 On my second generation AppleTV there are 8 podcasts showing that I have long since deleted. When I look in iTunes there is nothing there. I then created a smart ...
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Streaming Video Content/Conversion - MacBook Pro (iTunes) to Apple TV [.MKV to .M4V]

I have a few .MKV video files that I would like to be able to list in iTunes so that I can stream to my Apple TV device. I currently use the Beamer app (MacBook) to stream them across however I was ...
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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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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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Is there software to mirror a Windows PC via AirPlay?

I would like to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV via AirPlay. I've found a few options which enable Windows Media Player to receive video via AirPlay. I've also found an application named Airfoil ...
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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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Streaming iPlayer from MBP to AppleTV

I'm thinking of getting an Apple TV and streaming BBC iPlayer to it via my 2009 MacBook Pro. So: Is it possible? What is the quality like on ATV content? Does it break up or buffer continuously or ...
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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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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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Some videos from YouTube can neither be played on my iPhone nor on the Apple TV

Some videos from YouTube can neither be played on my iPhone nor on the Apple TV Hey Guys, not sure what is going on betwee Apple and Google....nothing wrong with both hardwares and I tried on ...
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Home Sharing doesn't work when using WPA2

I'm having problems using Home Sharing with WPA2 personal. With WEP or no password, it's fine. Here's my setup: Late 2010 27" iMac used for wireless Internet Sharing, running Mavericks. Apple TV 2 ...
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Random Photo Steaming with Apple TV

I have my Apple TV set to stream random photos from the Apple TV file, while I listen to music. There are over 1200 photos in this file, but Apple TV seems to pick the same ones over and over ...
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Can I use an AppleTV when I travel off my home network?

I have a first generation AppleTV and I am wondering if I take it on vacation and connect to an HDTV with an HDMI cable, will it enable me to pickup programming off the WiFi in my vacation are for ...
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I cannot reach my ATV3 anymore after update MBA (late 2010) to 10.9

Since I updated my MacBook Air to 10.9 I cannot reach my AppleTV3 anymore. I know my MBA (Late 2010) will not be supported for mirroring anymore because of the lack of sandy bridge, but before the ...
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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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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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Apple TV Not Waking on Demand for Computer Behind Switch

I can Home Share between a Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and my AppleTV with no problems as long as the two computers are awake. The ATV finds and streams the libraries with no problems. The Mac Mini and ATV ...
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How can Apple TV connect to a LEAP-protected network?

I have a WiFi network protected by LEAP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightweight_Extensible_Authentication_Protocol). When choosing the network on Apple TV, it doesn't go through - says it's missing ...
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What are the differences between these two Apple TV models?

I have some Visa points which I am considering spending on an Apple TV. According to my bank's website, Apple TV model they offer is MD199C/A. This seems to correspond to what Apple calls the Order ...
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AirPlay option disappeared?

I have the AppleTV connected via WiFi. I tried AirPlay via WiFi using my iPhone and it mirrored perfectly. The next day, the AppleTV was sleeping before I turned it on using the Apple Remote. However, ...
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AirPlay Mirroring games to AppleTV?

So I've been looking into being able to send video wirelessly from my mbpro to my tv. One of my questions is can you actually mirror a fullscreen game to the AppleTV? I mostly only play minecraft and ...
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Is there a way to prevent downloads of purchased items to iTunes?

Is there a way to indicate that I do not want a given item to ever be downloaded to iTunes, but prefer to have it remain in the cloud? For example, if I purchase a TV show or movie, iTunes assumes I ...
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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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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