(Old) Apple TV without iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Quad5Ny, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I know I'll get yelled at for asking a stupid question, but..

    Does the old Apple TV require a powered on computer with iTunes and bonjour running to function after you sync your content over to its hard drive?


    What I'm basicly looking to use it for is a music player, I have 80gb of MP3's and Fairplay AAC's and am hoping to plug the Apple TV in over optical into my AV Receiver.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    #2
    I don't think so. Once it's synced then you should be fine using it without a computer on.

    I didn't usually use mine that way, but when my network was down then it still showed up synced TV shows…

    Amorya
     
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    OllyW

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    #3
    If you sync your music to the Apple TV you won't need the computer turned on. If you use the remote app on the iPhone / iPad / Pod touch you won't even need to switch your TV on. :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Sweet. Thanks guys, I'm going to go pick up one before no one sells them anymore. :p
     

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