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rhett7660
Jul 21, 2012, 11:37 AM
Hello All..

I do not want to jailbreak my AppleTV 2. So having said that, is there anything else out there that allows me to manage my media without having to run iTunes? I don't mind having another piece of software running on my server for the AppleTV.



Macman45
Jul 21, 2012, 11:39 AM
Not without a jailbroken ATV2....They say the 3 can't be JB'd but that's like a red rag to a bull to hackers....Until it is (if ever) if you really want to use different applications it's a 2 and a jailbreak.

rhett7660
Jul 21, 2012, 11:43 AM
Not without a jailbroken ATV2....They say the 3 can't be JB'd but that's like a red rag to a bull to hackers....Until it is (if ever) if you really want to use different applications it's a 2 and a jailbreak.

I was afraid of that. Dang it. Ok. Thank you for the very quick response!

Json81
Jul 21, 2012, 03:07 PM
Hello All..

I do not want to jailbreak my AppleTV 2. So having said that, is there anything else out there that allows me to manage my media without having to run iTunes? I don't mind having another piece of software running on my server for the AppleTV.

Computer with plex media server -> plex app for iPhone/ipad -> airplay to appletv.
No surround though.

Dustman
Jul 21, 2012, 03:10 PM
Computer with plex media server -> plex app for iPhone/ipad -> airplay to appletv.
No surround though.

While possible seems awfully complicated compared to just jailbreaking the darn thing.

OP; Why don't you want to jailbreak? It's almost like the ATV was born to be jailbroken, its a beautiful thing once you set it free.

rhett7660
Jul 22, 2012, 10:44 AM
While possible seems awfully complicated compared to just jailbreaking the darn thing.

OP; Why don't you want to jailbreak? It's almost like the ATV was born to be jailbroken, its a beautiful thing once you set it free.

To be honest, I was just looking for another solution without having to jb that is all. I have been reading about JB and I think that is the way I am going to go.

afd
Jul 22, 2012, 02:02 PM
I seem to remember reading that you can save your media as podcasts on your network and access them without jailbreaking but can't think of the advantages of that.

rhett7660
Jul 22, 2012, 08:02 PM
I seem to remember reading that you can save your media as podcasts on your network and access them without jailbreaking but can't think of the advantages of that.

Yeah I don't think I want to do that. LOL