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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“Could Not Sign In” on Apple TV

I am going nuts trying to figure out how to fix this. When I use my Apple TV for Netflix, Youtube, NHL, etc it all works just fine. When I try to rent a movie from Apple (iTunes) it has a black ...
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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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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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Can I pair an iPhone 4S to Apple TV?

Can I pair an iPhone 4S to Apple TV (no longer activated with Verizon) or can I connect the iPhone directly to Apple TV to get an HDMI output?
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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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Airtunes receiver (Apple TV1) not available on iOS

Just hooked up my Apple TV 1 to my soundsystem and can stream audio over AirTunes from the Mac perfectly but I looked on my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini and found no device in the AirPlay section. Is this ...
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Number in brackets appended to Apple TV Bonjour name

I recently set up a 3rd-generation Apple TV in my living room. I have noticed that on my OS X 10.10 MacBook Pro an iPad and two iPhones (all iOS 7), the usual name of "Living Room Apple TV" appears ...
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Best way to stream video from iPad or iPhone to Macbook ?

I am planning to create some app tutorials (screencasts) using Screenflow on my Macbook The apps are iPhone and iPad apps so I want to show the live app in the tutorial and mix in other aspects ...
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How can I figure out why my Apple TV drops connection when using AirPlay

Hi – I have a really frustrating issue with my Apple TV(s). I have two of them, and several iOS devices, and this issue exists for all combinations. The issue: I'll be streaming something in Safari, ...
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Apple TV ungroups songs in an album

I'm seeing this issue all too frequently with some albums on my Apple TV. When I try to search for an album, the tracks are not grouped within one album. Instead, the Apple TV creates duplicate list ...
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Remote app won't connect, says “Turn on home sharing”

After an update installed, none of my iOS devices recognize my Apple TV from the Remote App. They just say "Turn on Home Sharing..." When I go through the "add remote" wizard, I see a disabled music ...
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See remaining credits of iTunes account on Apple TV

Where can I check remaining credits of my iTunes account on my TV? I use Apple TV.
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Apple TV stops playing the video from movies at 10 minutes

My 2nd gen Apple TV pretty consistently freezes the video but not the audio of purchased content (movies or TV shows Edit from iTunes-see comment below) at exactly 10 minutes in. It doesn't happen ...
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Cannot connect to Apple TV

My Apple TV works perfectly as a stand alone machine. It plays the channels I want to watch. However, Neither my MacBook Air, My iPads, my iPhone 6 and my iMac will no longer connect to AirPlay. All ...
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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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AppleTV 3rd Gen Displaying 'static' randomly

We have a third generation AppleTV that has just started giving us trouble (after moving - although the unit was properly packed and transported, so I do not expect damage from this). Randomly when ...
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Can I use 4G LTE (Cellular Data) and Airplay using Wifi w/ No Internet connection at the same time?

I've looked for an answer to this but still haven't found one that works. I want to use my iPhone as my primary source of internet. I am currently an ATT Uverse DSL customer, but I want to cut the ...
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Why won't the audio switch back to my Internal Speakers after having used Apple TV?

When I extend my MacBook display to my TV using my Apple TV, both the video and audio work well, being output through my TV. However, when I disconnect my Apple TV, the video disconnects, but audio ...
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How to import m4v files into iTunes 12.2.1.16 on Mac OS X 10.1.2.16?

I converted some mkv files into AppleTV3 files with Handbrake so I could import them into iTunes to watch on my AppleTV 3. I can't seem to import these files into iTunes 12.2.1.16 on Mac OS X ...
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How to use old Apple remote with Apple TV

I have an old white infrared Apple remote for a 2008 Macbook. I lost my apple TV remote and can't get passed the setup screen. I can see that the Macbook remote is noticed by the Apple TV because the ...
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No sound on Macbook Air

Yesterday I tried to use Apple TV, it connected but I realised that I don't have Airplay so I disconnected the Apple TV. I then transfered some files using a USB and after that I have no sound on Mac. ...
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Apple TV - refreshing images

We have an apple TV that constantly displays a slideshow. Images for this slideshow are updated every day. At the moment, we need to restart iTunes (which I'm guessing is scanning a folder), then go ...
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Apple Music & Apple TV

As far as I can see Apple TV does not support Apple Music (see Apple Music) Did I miss something?
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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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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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Problems accessing movies on MacBook Pro via Apple TV

I've got a MacBook Pro and Apple TV, and I can search and select the movies found within the MacBook Pro's iTunes from the Apple TV's > Computers menu. The problem is that when I try to play the ...
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How does Beamer work?

I have just bought the Beamer app in order to stream videos from my MacBook to my Apple TV, it works great and I am very happy. Previously I was using the AirPlay feature provided by Apple but it ...
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ATV stops playing a certain mp4 video after appr. 5 minutes (out of 53 min.)

ATV v 3 Latest iTunes on a PC running Windows 7 Stops when homesharing option is used AND when using Airplay from PC!! Created the video myself - could it be some format error?
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Import .qtz screensaver to Apple TV?

I made a fancy screen saver using quartz-composer on my Macbook Pro (Yosemite). It's saved as Spectrum Particles.qtz, and I'm wondering how I can import this Quartz screensaver onto my Apple TV. It's ...
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How to limit any devices to appear on any Bonjour/Airplay capable devices close by?

This is an issue at my school district where I work as a network admin. Right now, I could see around the list of at least 15-20 Apple TVs that is located across school buildings when I press on ...
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How do I add an Apple TV to hotel wifi without a browser?

I'm staying at a hotel and want to use my Apple TV. My problem is that because there's no browser on the Apple TV I can't get to the proxy web page where I can accept the terms of service. I found a ...
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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 can I airplay to my Apple TV without having to turn it on with the remote first?

I can stream / airplay fine from my macbook or iPhone to my Apple TV, however whenever my Apple TV is on standby (the light is off) I have to manually switch it on with the remote control first, and ...
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All purchases have been downloaded for this Apple ID

When I make purchases from my Apple TV it won't automatically download to iTunes on my Mac Mini. All software is up to date via the current versions available from the App store. I have reset the ...
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Apple TV loses links on a nas drive

My Apple TV works correctly, then seemingly at random will lose the link to the media files, the film appears on the list on the screen but when selected displays the following error message "an error ...
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How do I turn on HomeSharing without original remote?

Accidentally the Apple TV had its home sharing turned off (device used was the remote app on iPhone). The original remote is lost. Have Apple Mac laptop and HP Laptops also iPad 3rd Gen, and iPhone ...
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Setup Apple TV (2nd Gen) with neither a remote nor home sharing turned on

How to pair Apple TV (2nd gen) without a remote and without home sharing turned on?
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Can I use the iPhone's cellular internet while connected to the Apple TV?

I need to be able to access the internet during presentations involving the Apple TV and the iPhone, using the Apple TV as the AV link from the phone. My experience has been that connecting to a wifi ...
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AirPlay on Apple TV works for iOS devices but not for Macs

I am trying to use AirPlay mirroring in a conference room-style setup using a 3rd-generation Apple TV. All software is fully-updated (as of 7/24/2014). All devices are connected to a strong network ...
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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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Stream a Video URL to Apple TV

I know that, for example, when I'm playing a video in YouTube on my iPhone then I AirPlay it to Apple TV, iPhone simply pass video link to Apple TV than iPhone works only as remote (in fact, turning ...
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How to share a Smart Album in Photos App

I am using the new Photos app in OSX and would like to share recent photos with the Apple TVs in my house by using Home Sharing. The photos would be used for the screen saver feature on the Apple TV. ...
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Workaround for YouTube to appear in Apple TV

My elderly father enjoys watching movies through YouTube through Apple TV, which we purchased in 2012. Last night, I was woke up because the icon of YouTube has disappeared from Apple TV. I tried ...
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ANY Apple TV in Bedroom will not Home Share, other locations work perfectly

Recently my apple tv in my bedroom will not home share with itunes. I have 3 apple tvs, 1 in bedroom, basement and family room and are all wifi connected all on the same network. The family room and ...
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My Apple TV2 is powered up, no red light

I have the main screen on the tv but no red light on the Apple TV. I can't control it. I have unplugged it for the required 10 seconds 3 times, no difference. Help! A) Apple TV is powered on B) ...
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How to stream only the video to an Apple TV from a Mac?

I have an Apple TV with which I'd like to read videos from my mac, both from Internet (Youtube for example) and from files stored on my hard drive. There is two ways of doing it: the first one is ...
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Apple TV 2 won't update YouTube app?

Recently, Google updated the YouTube App for Apple TV, revamping the whole UI. Because I love watching ads Because the new version has all content accessible and an improved UI, I would like to ...
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Episode description not showing in iTunes or on the Apple TV

I have added descriptions to my episodes using Subler and for some reason neither iTunes or the Apple TV shows it correctly. iTunes shows it in the episode list but not on the info page. The Apple ...
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Elderly Father Wishes to have YouTUBE GUI from AppleTV 2

This is a follow up to Workaround for YouTube to appear in Apple TV I got my father AppleTV 3rd generation and he HATES the YouTUBE User Interface. He says if YouTUBE API for old Apple TV (we ...
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iTunes starts playing music automatically when watching Apple TV

Every time I pause or unpause Netflix on Apple TV it starts playing iTunes music on my computer, even with wi-fi and home sharing turned off. How do I disable iTunes from launching when using Apple ...