Airplay from computer to apple tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dault2, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. dault2 macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    Is there any way to play videos from your mac on the Apple TV? I know you can do this with itunes content but im talking about playing videos from the web and apps like vlc.

  2. powerman macrumors regular


    Aug 19, 2010
    This is on everyones wish list I think. But so far no there is not a way to do this yet.
  3. dault2 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    thanks. yeah I really hope that someone can find a way to do this
  4. dvboy macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2010
    yup.....this would be really cool,got this thread pinned
  5. JaySC macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    E TN
    aTV Flash supports not only streaming from your computer with tons of file types, but also lets you browse the web. It supports all different kinds of web-based video players including flash. In theory, it looks like this will allow you to use the ATV to browse to your favorite free tv streaming site and play the videos in full screen. Nice!
  6. dault2 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2010
    :/ no support for atv2 and cost $50 bucks. there should be an easy way to just use airplay to push video
  7. wouwout macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    I agree, direct streaming from mac to ATV (hijacking video Airplay) shouldn't be too difficult, right?
    Airfoil has been doing something similar for years, however audio only.

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