3 apple tv 1 main library. can it be done?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by koopa35, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    #1
    ok i have 1 atv right now and im using my mac mini as the mac everything streams from. ive made a user named apple tv and i leave itunes running at all times. now my question is if i add two more atv to that same library. will i have interference on any atv if some tries to watch them at the same time? also if i have 3 iOS devices as controllers will they interfere as well?
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    #2
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    You can have multiple streams going at the same time and they can be the same or different content all coming from the same library. I haven't tried accessing the same library with multiple remotes yet so not sure how that works.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    benhollberg

    #3
    On the remote app you can choose which Apple TV you want to control.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    arnop

    #4
    Thanks for the tip, I'll look into it too !
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    #5
    I have three Atv's running off of one iTunes library. I use the Al remotes, and the remote app on my iPhone and iPad. It all works fine.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    dXTC

    #6
    Any single iTunes library can feed an indefinite number of :apple:tv2s simultaneously, provided your network infrastructure can handle the traffic. If your router is an Airport Express, and there are several WiFi devices in addition to your :apple:tvs, you may run into the Express's client limit. Also, if your router does not have Simultaneous Dual Band and any Wi-Fi G device joins the network, then everything slows down to G speeds, which might cause problems with streaming to multiple devices.

    Each :apple:tv can have a "unique" name to identify it for AirPlay and remote control purposes. I would assume, then, that a single instance of the Remote app could theoretically control any and all :apple:tvs.
     

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