1st Gen Apple TV as slideshow server

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by weezin, May 15, 2019.

  1. weezin macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    Kinda a weird one...

    I have a 160GB 1st gen Apple TV that I have plugged into a Cinema Display. I want to use the display as a photo frame.

    I would love to be able to load photos onto the Apple TV's hard drive remotely and have it play them as a slideshow or screensaver. With the latest software update, it looks like I can't connect to iTunes, so my only options are MobileMe (no) and Flickr (not ideal due to 1000 photo limit on free accounts).

    Do any of the alternative softwares allow me to do something like I'm looking for? aTV Flash, OSMC, etc. I'm having a hard time finding information on what I can do with photos in these pieces of software, especially aTV Flash. That one costs $30, so I'd want to make sure I knew what I was getting.

  2. weezin thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2012
    I was able to sync with the Apple TV over a 12" Powerbook, but the image transfer speeds were really slow (and I don't use the powerbook all that much. Still trying to figure out a way to use this!

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