(Old) Apple TV without iTunes

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

  1. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2009
    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. amorya macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2007
    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…

  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    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. Quad5Ny thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 13, 2009
    Sweet. Thanks guys, I'm going to go pick up one before no one sells them anymore. :p

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