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Jan 15, 2011, 10:20 AM
Does anyone know any apps that allows controlling an ATV2 from OSX? I've not seen anything from Apple, but it would sure be handy to be able to control an ATV2 while I'm sitting at my Mac.

Jan 15, 2011, 10:45 AM
You can control the iTunes content being playing on the ATV2 while sitting at your Mac using the Mac's iTunes app. You can select movies, TV shows, podcasts, music, iTunes U, etc. content to play and even have playback controls while at your Mac. But you can't actually move around in the interface. The only way to do that is to use Apple's Remote app on an iOS device and use the gestures.

Jan 15, 2011, 11:21 AM
Thanks for the reply. I have an ATV2 working playing a library from an iMac and I can control the ATV2 via my iPad. However, I don't see how to control the ATV2. It does not show up under devices - is there a manual step I need to take here? It automatically shows up in my iPad remote app...

Jan 15, 2011, 11:41 AM
When you select output in iTunes using the airplay icon in the bottom right corner of the iTunes window, your iTunes continues to function as a playback control regardless of the chosen output destination.

Jan 15, 2011, 01:15 PM
Yes, just click on the Airplay button in the bottom right of iTunes on your Mac. Then you control iTunes as usual. Keyboards still work as usual for playback controls or you can use the controls within iTunes.

Jan 16, 2011, 01:11 PM
Got it all working - thanks to all who helped! So far its pretty impressive how well the control works from various points. I can control via iTunes and see the song playing on the remote app on my iPad. I wonder why the iPad app leaves off the volume control (unless I'm missing it somewhere...).