Help with connecting 2 ATV's for my disabled brother

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by WooBah, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    My brother is disabled and rarely leaves his house. He lives next door to me. I have an Imac Intel Core 2 Duo with an attached 1.5TB Free Agent Seagate USB drive, Airport Extreme Base Station and an apple Tv. My apple TV has the hack and is synced to my Imac and works great. I have a broadband internet connection.

    My brother has the Imac Lampshade G4/800, an airport express in his house setup as an extender to my network. I just bought an Apple TV for him. How do I setup his Apple TV and mine, so we can do the following two things: (if not possible, please let me know, or if something else is needed, whatever it might be, please let me know, I love my brother!)

    (1)both access the Itunes music/movies on my Imac Intel Core 2 Duo. Yet be able to each watch and listen to different movies and songs on our respective apple tvs at the same time

    (2)both access his Itunes Music collection on his Lampshade G4/800, yet both be able to listen to different songs on our respective apple tvs at the same time.

    Thank you.
  2. macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2009
    I think you can have each one sync'd to one library, and then share the library from another computer. If you go into the settings on it you should be able to find it. You will have to enable sharing on your iTunes library. I think this will give you what you are after.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    Thanks for the reply. I got them up and running. It is great! It's like having your own tv network! Love apple tv!
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2005
    Pacific Northwest
    I have 3 :apple:TV's sync to one library, you set it up the same way you would any :apple:TV.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2009
    Glad to hear it worked. I'm dying to get another AppleTV but I'm holding out for the update. I hope it comes! I think these things are great.

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