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charlien
Dec 10, 2011, 11:57 AM
I've always used my ATV as remote speakers from my Mac Mini and controlled everything with my iPad. I added iCloud access to my music on my Mini and was surprised at how easy it is to access my music from my ATV using this service. My question is why would I want to do it? I'm using a ton of Internet bandwidth this way, correct?



KevinC867
Dec 10, 2011, 12:45 PM
I've always used my ATV as remote speakers from my Mac Mini and controlled everything with my iPad. I added iCloud access to my music on my Mini and was surprised at how easy it is to access my music from my ATV using this service. My question is why would I want to do it? I'm using a ton of Internet bandwidth this way, correct?

This seems like a great option if you travel with your ATV. However, when you're at home, isn't it just as easy to stream the music from your computer?

A ton of bandwidth? Kind of... At 256 kbps, music consumes about 115 MB/hour. If you played it from the cloud 24 hours a day for a month, you would burn about 83 GB of bandwidth. This is about one third of the typical 250 GB limit on broadband internet services. (e.g. cable or DSL). So, even in this ridiculous extreme case, You wouldn't really feel any impact from doing this.