iOmega iConnect iTunes Server to AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by LastLine, May 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Hey all, just bought one of these.

    Great little product and love it to pieces already - but does anyone know if an iTunes Server (note, not iTunes, just iTunes server on a Hard drive) will serve to an AppleTV? When I go to AppleTV to add a new shared library it notes to ask for a code which obviously I can't provide given there's no UI to do that, am I to stick to having to boot a computer up or is there something simple I'm missing...I can always stream to my PS3 ;-)
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    No NAS iTunes server will works with the ATV, only a full version of iTunes running on a computer will connect to an ATV.
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    Fair answer and much what I suspected. Seems a shame, I know it'd never work for protected content, I can't see that being licensed out even these days, but it would've been nice :)
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jun 8, 2011
    iomega iconnect

    I bought one of these with the same idea. You can have the iconnect scan for media on an attached and it will share it on the network to itunes & then you can stream it out to the appleTV from itunes on your computer.

    Unfortunately, you can't stream directly as I hoped - the appleTV only speaks homesharing, so it wont read the iconnect as a homesharing library.

    What I did was to jailbreak my appleTV and install Firecore's aTV Flash ( which has xbox media server on it. You can stream directly from any share using XBMC.

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