Just Figured Out Why AppleTV has USB

Discussion in 'iPod' started by swingerofbirch, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. swingerofbirch
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    macrumors 68030

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    I was thinking to myself: why does Apple TV have USB?

    Then it dawned on me; so you can hook it up to a iPod or iPhone. That way anyone visiting your house who has a TV show, photo album, or music to share can plug it up to your TV.

    I also wonder if both iPhone and AppleTV having Wifi means you can wirelessly view iPhone content via AppleTV????????
  2. Queso
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    macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Good point, although I was wondering whether it may recognise digital cameras.
  3. xUKHCx
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    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Or add external storage, someone also said it was for firmware updates.

    I think the iPhone should be able to be a remote for the AppleTV as well, this may sound silly because the appleTV will be hooked up to a massive screen but in my house it will also be hooked up to the stereo and i dont necessarily want the tv on just to listen to music.

    You should even be able to control your mac ala Salling Clicker with the iPhone.
  4. AlphaAnt
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    macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2006
    Laurel, MD, USA
    I figured it was the same reason the Airport Extreme has USB: this allows you to plug an external HD in and allow the device to use/share it. Given that, I would imagine the iPod will also work with the ATV.
  5. tdhurst
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    macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR

    Wait...you can set up a NAS?
  6. spacepower7
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    macrumors 68000

    May 6, 2004
    too bad

    The specs at the apple online store say

    "USB 2.0 (for service and diagnostics)"

    hopefully it will do more
  7. thejadedmonkey
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    macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    It better:eek:

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