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How to use multiple audio outputs (of a mac) simultaneously?

For this you can use the App "Audio MIDI Setup" in /Applications/Utilities. When you open the app, you will see a list of all audio devices in the list to the left. With the "+" button at the bottom ...
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Apple TV Remote option in iPhone Control Center doesn't work

My guess is that you’re using either a 2nd or 3rd generation Apple TV. The iTunes Remote and Apple TV Remote apps available from the iOS App Store will work with all Apple TV units going back to the ...
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What are all these tvOS services?

The services are: ._airplay._tcp.local This is a Bonjour advertisement for the network service that enables AirPlay of video content. I.e. this allows iOS devices to discover the Apple TV as a "...
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Is it possible to use an Amazon Echo with HomeKit?

Philips Hue Bulbs are controlled by the Philips Hue Bridge or other ZigBee compatible bridge. HomeKit and Apple TV don't function as a true bridge or hub as it requires other hubs and bridges to ...
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Change content's default language in MacOS TV app

I also had this problem with my German macOS. I found the solution: you can set the language of each Mac app separately. Go to your macOS Settings -> Language & Region Go to tab "Apps&...
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How do I add an Apple TV to hotel wifi without a browser?

Use a computer to imitate or “spoof the MAC address” and register the AppleTV hardware address and agree to the terms is the pragmatic manner to join. Unlike the post you found, however, it can be ...
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Display photos from iPad on TV without Internet connection

Here's one way... If your TV supports HDMI then use a Lightning Digital AV Adapter. Use the Lightning Digital AV Adapter with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod with Lightning connector. The Lightning ...
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Sound from an Apple TV plugged in an LG monitor

The answer is both Yes and No depending on the model. Let me explain. The model you have linked to at http://www.lg.com/hk_en/monitor/lg-IPS277L is the Hong Kong model and this has a headphone socket....
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How do I add an Apple TV to hotel wifi without a browser?

Recommended Approach: Add via IT Support You don't need to setup your own router, you just need to contact the network's tech support and have them manually add your device via MAC address. Large ...
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Remote control Apple TV from MacBook

You can use your Mac as a Bluetooth keyboard for your Apple TV. I.e. type on your Mac's keyboard to have text appear on Apple TV. For this you need Type2Phone ( http://www.houdah.com/type2Phone/ ) ...
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Disable HDMI sound output when using optical (TOSLINK) output on AppleTV

You could always use an HDMI cable that doesn't carry sound, not too expensive these days.
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Watch HBO on AppleTV without jailbreak

HBO GO (the app which allows you to watch HBO content with an AppleTV) is only available inside the US.
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How to stream only the video to an Apple TV from a Mac?

There are two ways to send content via AirPlay from your Mac to your Apple TV when it comes out of the box. The first is the Mirroring method, found, as you mentioned, in the Menu Bar on OS X and in ...
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How do I take a screenshot on Apple TV?

I would just snap a picture of the TV screen with a smartphone (or any other) camera and use this for the bug report.
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How do I take a screenshot on Apple TV?

With the Apple TV connected to your development machine via USB: Steps Launch Xcode from the menu select Window → Devices Select the Apple TV on the left representing your device. On the device, ...
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Can you use the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with an Apple TV?

After reading the article you linked to on AppleInsider, I noticed that it says that They will not work with iOS games, nor tvOS. Since these controllers are not "Made for tvOS/iOS" certified, ...
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Send "soft power off" signal from a Mac via HDMI to a TV

How can I make a TV (a Sony W755C in my case) do a "soft power off" (same as when pressing the ON/OFF on the remote) by sending HDMI signals from a connected Mac? You can't. According to ...
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AppleTV ethernet over HDMI?

HDMI Ethernet Channel never took off, and no commercially available devices support it. Your Apple TV, HDMI cable and TV would all have to support it, and it’s almost certain that none of them do. ...
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The Apple TV doesn't support native VPN configuration - is there another way to use VPN?

There's no way to add a "real" native VPN to the AppleTV through software currently. The DNS-based solutions you describe are really not what you would normally expect from a full VPN solution. The ...
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Why's airplay randomly disconnecting?

I had the same problems with airplay dropping out randomnly. I changed the resolution to 720p instead of 1080p and now it plays flawlessly without disconnecting once.
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Apple TV airplay Stuttering on Yosemite

A possible workaround for the airplay/wifi issues is to use the following terminal command sudo ifconfig awdl0 down This will disable AWDL & Airdrop but will allow you to have bluetooth on with ...
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How to mirror MacBook Pro screen to Apple TV?

If your MBP is early 2011 or newer and there's an Apple TV on the same wifi network as you, you should see an icon that looks like a TV in the menu bar. Click it and you'll get a dropdown menu listing ...
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Workaround for YouTube to appear in Apple TV

YouTube has changed their API from version 2 to version 3, and on May 1st they shut down access to any program/web page or service that accessed the YouTube v2 API. This included older Apple TVs. In ...
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Phantom AirPlay device named "Apple TV (2)"

Apparently I'm seeing a neighbor's Apple TV via peer-to-peer AirPlay. So they're not on my Wi-Fi network but don't have to be. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macbook-ipad-sees-atvs-on-neighbors-...
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Apple TV Apps Question

Head over to iCloud Login with your user name and password Head into settings. Scroll down to my devices. Click on the Apple TV you wish to remove. That should open a dialog. There is a blue circle ...
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An Apple TV tried to AirDrop me a system diagnosis archive. What happened?

The Apple TV supports creating sysdiagnose bundles and sending them over AirDrop. Apple staff recommend this regularly on the Apple Developer Forums. To capture a sysdiagnose, hold down the Play/...
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Picture-In-Picture (PIP) feature in Apple TV 4K (5th gen)

No, there no such feature on the Apple TV 4K (or any other AppleTV product). An app can implement PiP within the app (such as for example the ESPN app's MultiCast feature), but that is just within ...
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The Apple TV doesn't support native VPN configuration - is there another way to use VPN?

Here is a summary of what did to get my Apple TV to route through a VPN service. Complete details, including crucial details on how to configure the VPN service (using the System Preferences->...
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If you see some movies in the Apple TV website, does that mean you can watch it if you join some program?

Does that mean if you join some program, such as Apple TV+, then you can watch it as included in the program? Nope. Apple TV+ is said to be included one year free if you buy some new Apple devices,...
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