Any way to shuffle TV episodes on Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by zzyzx, May 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2010
    It occurred to me that one cool thing to do would be to choose a show - say Star Trek - and have it play an episode at random. There are times when I know I want to watch a show but don't want to decide on an ep in particular. Is that possible to do that on the Apple TV?
  2. macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Create a smart playlist in iTunes. I do this with Movies. I have a "Movie of the Day" smart playlist.
  3. macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    I didn't realize AppleTV could play movies or TV shows from a playlist. I think I have only seen the specific show titles...but not knowing about video playlists, I guess I don't have any.

    Yet, I don't have a "Puchased on AppleTV 'playlist'" for my TV Shows or I do for my Music. Wouldn't there be one for video? My TV Shows just list all my shows with no playlists, smart or otherwise. Same thing for movies.

    So it's as easy as seting up a playlist with movies or TV Shows in it, in iTunes?
  4. macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2008
    Yes, it is as easy as setting up a playlist in iTunes, but you also need to make sure you set show playlists to "All" (as opposed to just "Music") within the Audio & Video settings of the ATV

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