Apple TV 1 UI different from Apple TV 3?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by qwimjim, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hey everyone, I have a couple Apple TV 3's and absolutely love them but I was wondering if there's any difference in interface between the ATV3 and the original ATV1 that had hard drive?

    I want to get one for my mother. She only has an ipad, no computer, so Apple TV 3 doesn't work for her. Does the ATV1 work like the ATV3? Basically I want her to be able to watch movies I put on the built in hard drive, and I want a photo slideshow screensaver to start automatically after 5 minutes when she's not watching something. The photos being in a folder on the hard drive of the ATV1. Will this work? Or should I just get a WD TV Live with external hard drive?


    And would airplay work on between Ipad 2 and ATV1 like it does on ATV3? Ie full display synced on tv?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
    it jailbroken it does

    i have ATVFlash on mine and it works as you desire. you can put movies on an external and plug it in

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