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posnera
May 21, 2012, 12:45 PM
I've got one ATV and want to add another for my kids to use. I'm looking to see what others recommend.
I'm not all that concerned with them watching inappropriate stuff, but I've got a big library and it will be difficult for them to navigate.



tbayrgs
May 21, 2012, 01:37 PM
I've got one ATV and want to add another for my kids to use. I'm looking to see what others recommend.
I'm not all that concerned with them watching inappropriate stuff, but I've got a big library and it will be difficult for them to navigate.

I have 3 little ones with an Apple TV in their playroom. I previously had a first gen Apple TV which made content management much easier as I could sync only the content I wanted available for them. I'm fortunate enough to have two Mac Minis so my office Mini had our entire media library for viewing on the 2 other Apple TVs in the house and I set up a separate library on the Mini HTPC that their Apple TV is linked to via home sharing. To manage content on the Apple TV out on our patio that we all use, I set up the parental controls to require a passcode to view any content rated PG-13 or higher (and the TV rating equivalent). You can also set up a playlist with your library on iTunes to help filter down the content to what your kids want to watch.