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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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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Can I use a PlayStation 3 or 4 controller with a 4th gen AppleTV?

Does anyone have experience pairing and using an official Sony PlayStation 3 or 4 controller with the 4th gen Apple TV?
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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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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 airstream itunes videos from iphone 4s to apple tv anymore

I used to be able to play itunes videos from my iphone onto my apple tv. Now I can fully set up airplay (even mirror, if I want), I can play youtube and netflix content, and even itunes music videos, ...
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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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AirPrint printer sharing using Apple TV

I have a WiFi printer that does not support AirPrint. Currently, I use a linux system with CUPS to share that printer to my iOS devices. I'm thinking about replacing this linux box with an Apple TV ...
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Thinking of getting rid of my laptop

Thinking of getting rid of my laptop and using my iPhone / iPad / Apple TV 4 to access files on the PC now by getting a 2TB Time Capsule. Will I be able to edit photos, view and edit spreadsheets, ...
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Why can you not set a Siri button for an external remote on Apple TV?

On the latest generation Apple TVs, you can add external buttons and set which button does what. The Siri button never appears. Why does it not appear?
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Apple TV play media stored on Airport Extreme hard drive?

The current gen Airport Extreme (802.11ac, you know... the tall white one) is capable of having a network accessible hard drive connected directly to it. Now that the new Apple TV can run apps, can I ...
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Netflix app on AppleTV crashes and restarts after beginning to play

I have had this issue for several months, the AppleTV is up-to-date, I've even done a factory reset, but the same problem is happening, and it appears to be most common on Netflix. After playing for ...
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Technology behind Home Sharing

I would like to know how exactly does Apple Home Sharing work. Not the steps to use it but the technology behind it in as much detail as possible. I am mainly interested in learning about the ...
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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 open 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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OK to power off Apple TV (4th gen) at the mains when not in use?

I've just given an Apple TV (4th gen) to a relative, who is in the habit of powering off the whole TV system (TV, DVD player, stereo etc) when it isn't in use. Is it OK to: remove power from the ...
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Is it possible to mirror 2.5K or 5K iMac display to 1080p TV through Apple TV without swithcing iMac's resolution?

I have a 27" iMac with 2.5K built-in display resolution. Also i may replace it with a 5K/retina one. The problem is mirroring it's display without changing my mac's resolution other than it's native ...
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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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HDMI Input onto a MacBook Air

I have a Canon DSLR camera and I am trying to get the output from the camera onto a MacBook Air so I can then AirPlay the MacBook to a different Room. The other room is on the other side of a school ...
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French Apple TV apps from the US?

Can the 4th gen Apple TV access apps/videos in different languages? Using the 3rd version of Apple TV I'm not aware of how you can access for instance Disney Jr Francais. Can the fourth generation ...
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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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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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iPhone and iPad lock while playing videos over Airplay

It seems like this started happening relatively recently, but I am not sure what changed - when I am playing any kind of video (YouTube, Safari, etc.) over Airplay to my Apple TV, the default screen ...
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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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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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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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Airplay performance - retina Macbook Pro 15",Apple TV, Samsung TV

When I stream Prairie Home companion live, I get excellent frame rate and resolution on my Retina Mackbook Pro (late 2013). The Airplay performance to my 3rd generation Apple TV is always much poorer ...
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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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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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Why does Apple TV not stop my Mac from sleeping?

When using Home Sharing on Apple TV 3rd gen, the Mac will fall asleep even though it is needed to stream content. So in the middle of a movie the connection will be lost because the Mac goes to sleep. ...
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Is it safe to drill a hole in an Apple TV (3rd gen) remote?

I'm not talking about the end where the buttons are, but rather the other side. This device gets lost several times a day by children who hold on to it and misplace it on a regular basis. What I want ...
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Rent movie on iPad, watch on Laptop or Apple TV

I rented a movie on my iPad but there isn't enough space on it to download the movie so now I'm trying to either watch it on my AppleTV or laptop through iTunes, but I can't seem to find how to do ...
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AirPlay without Apple TV?

Why are there AirPlay speakers or audio, but not for Video. I.e I have yet to see a single TV set support AirPlay mirroring, while many support Andriod ChromeCast type. Is it possible to have Video ...
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Back to My Mac Wake over internet

I am having trouble with Back to My Mac. I am trying to wake it over the internet and control it remotely. I don't know if it is my router that is the issue, something on the Mac, or the my Apple TV. ...
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Display photos from iPad on TV without Internet connection

Is it possible to show photos from an iPad Air on a TV without an internet connection, Wi-Fi router or 3G data plan subscription (i.e. the iPad is completely offline)?
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Wake On Lan Sleeping Mac Issues

I am having trouble with Wake On Lan for my Mac. I am trying to wake it over the internet from my phone so I can log in to TeamViewer and control it remotely. I don't know if it is my router that is ...
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Selection season and watched on AppleTV 4

Two things I'm trying to figure out how to do on Apple TV 4: When I have a TV show with lots of seasons, instead of scrolling sideways through all the seasons and episodes to get to the latest, how ...
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AppleTV 4 Podcast App Slow Playback

After using a Harmony 520 remote with the new AppleTV 4 Podcast app, all the podcasts now playback in slow motion. Rebooting the AppleTV does not solve the problem. It appears that the Universal ...
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what is the “get” button on the apple tv 4?

According to Using Netflix on your Apple TV, "in the App Store, search for Netflix to find our app, then choose Get to start installation." Where is the "Get" button? There is no option on the App ...
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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 to stream live Apple Event on Apple TV (4th gen)?

Apple provides this web page announces live streaming for tomorrow’s Apple Event on 2016-03-21. Join us here on March 21 at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live. Requirements: Live ...
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What can I use Apple TV for in an Android household

I recently got an Apple TV (the new siri version) at a stupidly cheap price (Supermarket mislabeled it as the last version) it seemed rude not to buy it! But now I'm not sure what to do with it. ...
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Why is my new Apple TV suddenly not showing my purchased TV shows?

A few days ago, my new Apple TV stopped showing me my purchased TV shows. When I select the TV Shows app on the home screen, and click on the “Purchased” tab, I get a spinner that never goes away. ...
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Watch WWDC videos on Apple TV (4th gen)

On the 4th generation of Apple TV, is there a way to watch the presentations delivered at the annual Apple World Wide Developer Conference? The videos can be viewed on a Mac and on iOS devices. But ...
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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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Getting Apple TV 2 to work with third-party iPad app

I've got a non-Apple app which is supposed to use AirPlay to stream both video and audio to an Apple TV (or other AirPlay-enabled device). Following the AirPlay setup instructions on Apple's website, ...
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How to turn off Apple TV?

I have a Apple TV 3rd generation and I know that I can navigate to Settings etc to turn it off. While this works, it's kind of cumbersome. Are there easier ways to turn an Apple TV off?
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Can a development Apple TV be upgraded to the current tvOS?

I got a development Apple TV from last fall (the second version) and was curious if it can be upgraded to current tvOS (9.2?). I plugged it in and didn't see the App Store on it.
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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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Does AirPlay require an always-on Internet connection when streaming video or simply LAN networking?

I'm considering ditching my home broadband but I will need some way to keep watching internet tv and movies via my iPhone. I've currently got a Chromecast which I know uses the DIAL protocol to ...
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How to turn off iCloud Music Library on Apple TV

I used iCloud Music Library on the Apple TV for a while, but recently cancelled the Apple Music subscription. Still for some reason all the iCloud Music Library contents still show up in "My music" in ...
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Share screen on Mac/iPhone without having Apple TV

I am gonna to have a telephone with my customer to present our first milestone of one app we are building for customer (I am a PO). I have to call him by telephone and I want to share my iphone screen ...