AppleTV & Network Hard Drive Streaming

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

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013

    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?

  2. macrumors 68030


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    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

    Mar 7, 2013
    Thanks, is there any way to stream movies to Apple TV not from iTunes ?
  4. macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2012
    Unfortunately, no.
  5. macrumors 603

    Jun 7, 2011
    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 , in my UPnP Bible, for more into.
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2013

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