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jkigel
Jun 15, 2013, 09:47 AM
Hello,

I'm considering a purchase of the new AirPort Extreme in order to connect it my media hard drive.

If I share a hard drive via my home network, will I be able to stream movies from this hard drive to my 3rd gen Apple TV?


Thanks



FreakinEurekan
Jun 15, 2013, 10:14 AM
Not directly. You stream from iTunes on a computer. iTunes can use the hard drive on your AE as its media location though.

jkigel
Jun 15, 2013, 10:19 AM
Not directly. You stream from iTunes on a computer. iTunes can use the hard drive on your AE as its media location though.

Thanks, is there any way to stream movies to Apple TV not from iTunes ?

GarrettL1979
Jun 15, 2013, 01:15 PM
Thanks, is there any way to stream movies to Apple TV not from iTunes ?

Unfortunately, no.

Menneisyys2
Jun 15, 2013, 01:25 PM
Thanks, is there any way to stream movies to Apple TV not from iTunes ?

Do you have an iOS device around? Many iOS media players support UPnP -> Apple TV playback. It's a much more lightweight (no need to power on a comparatively power-hungry desktop) than iTunes Home Sharing.

See section 1.4 Streaming UPnP sources to the Apple TV at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1503346 , in my UPnP Bible, for more into.

jkigel
Jun 15, 2013, 02:10 PM
Thank you all for your replies