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Questions tagged [appletv]

Apple TV is small device that connects to a TV using HDMI and is capable of streaming content from iTunes, Netflix, and many other sources, and which supports third-party apps as of the release of the fourth generation. This tag is for questions relating to Apple TV hardware and software.

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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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How to install Ubuntu on a 1st gen Apple TV?

I want to install Ubuntu on my 1st gen Apple TV. How should I go about doing this, using as little third-party software as possible?
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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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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 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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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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How can I control my Apple TV from my Mac? [duplicate]

I have two third gen Apple TVs and a Macbook Pro running 10.8. I use the remote app on my iPhone and iPad all the time, but it seems silly that I have to reach for them when my Macbook is right on my ...
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Minimum requirements for mirroring Mac/PC in Apple TV

I've found plenty of (old) blogs and articles stating that it is/will be possible to mirror the content of a Mac or PC in an Apple TV, but I was unable to find out the current state of this feature. ...
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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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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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Can you connect iPhone/iPad to Apple TV without WiFi network in place

I would like to make a presentation from an iPhone or iPad using an AppleTV and projector. Is it possible to do so without either a WiFi or LAN network in place (like in a bad hotel)? Is the AppleTV ...
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Apple TV Black screen (OS X Yosemite )

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and also a third generation Apple TV. Lately, especially after 10.10.3 update for OS X Yosemite, I am having mirroring issues. I have checked all the ...
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AirPlay video from retina MacBook Pro to Apple TV often doesn't send audio

I use my retina MacBook Pro to stream some videos from the web and play them, via AirPlay, on my Apple TV 3. Every now and then, when I switch to AirPlay, the video goes to the Apple TV, but the sound ...
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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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What Linux variants can be installed on an 1st generation Apple TV?

I want to install some version of Linux on my 1st gen Apple TV. What Linux variants can be installed on an Apple TV? Bonus points: is this even a good idea? How useful is the Apple TV as a computer?...
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Which Apple TV generations support the use of AirPods?

Does anyone know from experience whether AirPods work with the Apple TV 3rd generation?
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AirPlay on Apple TV 2 failing more often than it works

I'm finding that when streaming video or audio from either my iPad 1 or iPhone 4 to my Apple TV 2, it more often than not fails (although it does occasionally work). I'd say 6/10 it fails. I'll: ...
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Why do some apps only Airplay the audio?

For the background info: I have an iPod Touch [4g] running iOS 5.0.1 and an AppleTV 2 running the latest software. I've noticed that while the majority of third-party video apps do AirPlay just fine (...
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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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Does the AppleTV support multiple Apple ID accounts?

I'm considering buying the new AppleTV, but I'm wondering if it works in the way that I want it to work. What I would like is that my wife can take pictures on her iPhone and have them sync via iCloud ...
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AirPlay Quality Issues from iPad

I have a 1st gen iPad 32GB + WiFi and AppleTV 2nd gen. I'm having issues playing back streaming content from my iPad to my AppleTV over AirPlay. An example of this is audio from Pandora (Internet), ...
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Airplay Quality Issue From MacBook Pro

Long story short, my question is - is there a known quality issue using Airplay from a MacBook? And is there a way to improve quality? Details I have an HDTV here that I'm using for Airplay ...
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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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Can I record iPad screen contents over AirPlay to an Apple TV and then recording the HDMI output?

Does the AppleTV HDMI output include any copy protection (e.g. HDCP)? If so, is it always present, or only when playing DRM'd content? I'd like to use the AppleTV (with AirPlay mirroring from an iPad)...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for menu bar items that don't have shortcuts?

How can I create a keyboard shortcut for something that doesn't have a keyboard shortcut? Example, I use Airparrot to mirror my iMac to my Apple TV. I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut to the ...
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Why does my Apple TV 4 often turn my receiver off on startup?

I have an Apple TV connected via HDMI to a Pioneer VSX-S510 which in turn is connected to my Sony Bravia KDL-32W4000 TV. I have everything set to power on automatically, and I can control the ...
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Are there known DTS or Dolby Digital encoded videos readily available on Apple TV for testing?

I am trying to troubleshoot playback of discretely encoded 5.1 audio on Apple TV. It is apparent that Apple TV can "pass through" Dolby Digital (aka AC-3). Are there readily available video clips (...
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Apple TV, content from two users on same mac

My parents have an iMac that they share using fast user switching. They each have an iTunes library, where mom keeps the pictures from the family's digital camera and her music collection, and dad ...
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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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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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how to view iPhoto 11 photos on Apple TV (3rd gen)?

I have shared a photo album iPhoto 11 (using Preferences > Sharing > Share My Photos > Share Selected Album. I have an Apple TV (3rd generation) and I'm trying to view the shared photo album on it. ...
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Will HomeKit remote access still work if I add a VPN to my Apple TV?

I've currently got a great little HomeKit setup in my home which works perfectly even when I'm out of the house. I understand that HomeKit makes use of the Apple TV as a hub to enable remote access to ...
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How not to miss the elimination of Optical Audio Output from 3rd to 4th gen Apple TV

I speculate that the audio signal at the Optical Audio Out of the 3rd generation Apple TV is always the same audio signal within the HDMI output. I further speculate that that's the reason behind ...
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How does Airplay from iCloud actually work?

Airplay from iCloud is part of the newest Apple TV update however I don't understand how it is supposed to work. Should I see a new option on my device when I'm airplaying something from it? This is ...