View Full Version : Syncing and Streaming MacPro Itunes and Apple TV

Oct 15, 2009, 09:26 AM
I have been trying for months to sync my ITunes purchased movies/tv shows on my computer to my Apple TV. My ATV is 40gbs, so I use the custom sync as I have more than 40 gbs of stuff. I have no problem pulling ATV-purchased shows to the computer, but I can't get anything I purchase on Itunes via computer onto the ATV.

One thing I have noticed right off is that when I click on the Apple TV Devices icon on my Itunes and then go to any of music, movies or tv shows folders, they are all greyed out. Is that normal?

I have my computer set up on my Apple TV as the Shared library, I have custom sync turned on and have selected the movies and tv shows I want to sync, but nothing from my Itunes Computer will ever go to my Apple TV.

Thoughts, or a link someone can send me to? I've searched many places but nothing I've read has fixed my problem. Thanks!

Oct 15, 2009, 10:01 AM
Sounds like you didn't pair the AppleTV and your iTunes library. If you did, try re-pairing them.


Oct 15, 2009, 02:10 PM
Not to highjack the thread but...

If I used something like aTV Flash could I sync iTunes to an external HD on the ATV? I would like to have all my media at the ATV so it is not dependent on my MacBook Pro to stream.