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Streaming music to AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by superleccy, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a



    Sorry if this has already been answered... I did a forum search but no luck.

    I know I can stream video content to :apple:TV, but can I also stream music & photos? Or do music & photos have to be synced?

    I have 36.5GiB of music in iTunes (and growing). The :apple:TV HDD is (I assume) 37.25GiB, and I suspect that a fair percentage of that is taken up buy the OS and stuff.

    Is my whole iTunes music collection going to be accessible in :apple:TV?

    Thanks in advance
  2. macrumors 6502


    Yes you can stream.
  3. macrumors 68040


    You can stream Music but not Photos. The funny thing is that Steve Jobs on his keynote at Macworld mentioned that the Apple TV would also stream photos... I wonder what has happened and they disabled the feature
  4. macrumors 603


    From your AppleTV, you have to choose "Sources" from the top menu and "Connect to New iTunes" and connect to your iTunes library on your computer. iTunes must be running on that computer to do this, and must show the AppleTV under devices. Hope that helps.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Cool - thanks for your help. :cool:

    I can buy one with confidence now :D

  6. macrumors newbie

    A good tip is to make lots of playlists out of your music library with http://www.thefilter.com - this makes listening and navigating on the AppleTV much better :)
  7. macrumors 68000


    streaming is taking forever though.........
  8. macrumors 68030


    Music streaming is instantaneous with my setup... its the movies that take an age/re-buffering. I'm blaming the fact that they are on an external HDD, but even that excuse isn't washing with me anymore...
  9. macrumors 68000


    yea. streaming is fine. I should say transfering it into the AppleTV is taking forever so it can store it on its HDD
  10. macrumors member


    Does anyone know whether streaming music supports gapless playback of mp3s? And does it play gapless when stored locally too?

  11. macrumors 603


    My videos are not only on an external HDD, but on an AirDrive, and I have never had videos rebuffer.
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Re: streaming speeds, I'm on a wireless g network (PowerBook G4) and my iTunes library is on a USB drive connected to the PowerBook. I've never had any rebuffering, and movies buffer for 1-3 seconds before they start to play.

    Re: photo streaming, I'm pretty sure this is a feature that was left off because it was not quite polished, and AppleTV was already late. I think we'll see more "significant" features in software updates to it. Photos should display like on iPod, with thumbnails, not limited to the slideshow mode.

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