AppleTV & Network Hard Drive Streaming

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jkigel, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hello,

    I'm considering a purchase of the new AirPort Extreme in order to connect it my media hard drive.

    If I share a hard drive via my home network, will I be able to stream movies from this hard drive to my 3rd gen Apple TV?


    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    FreakinEurekan

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    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    #2
    Not directly. You stream from iTunes on a computer. iTunes can use the hard drive on your AE as its media location though.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, is there any way to stream movies to Apple TV not from iTunes ?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    #4
    Unfortunately, no.
     
  5. macrumors 603

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    Do you have an iOS device around? Many iOS media players support UPnP -> Apple TV playback. It's a much more lightweight (no need to power on a comparatively power-hungry desktop) than iTunes Home Sharing.

    See section 1.4 Streaming UPnP sources to the Apple TV at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1503346 , in my UPnP Bible, for more into.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great!

    Thank you all for your replies
     

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