2 Concerns After Playing With My New Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by amitdoc2b, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. amitdoc2b macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    I have 2 concerns after playing with my new Apple TV:

    1) I have hundreds of music videos in my iTunes and have enjoyed streaming them on the new Apple TV. However, I do not see any place on the Apple TV to play my favorite playlists? I created some on iTunes and always access them on my iPhone, but cannot find this selection on the Apple TV. The only option I find on Apple TV is to shuffle everything in my music video library. Is there any way to access and shuffle through just my favorite music videos playlist that I've been using on iTunes and the iPhone?

    2) The remote that comes with the Apple TV is functional, but any Macbook or iMac in the area (including the one that has iTunes open for wireless streaming) start being accessed by the control, opening the media player and what not. This is really annoying that the remote is controlling these computers to turn up and down volume, open the media player, start playing and pausing random videos on my computers' iTunes while I am accessing Apple TV with the remote. I have the remote app for my iPhone and do use that primarily, but I want other people in the household (who don't have iPhones or iPod touches) to be able to use my Apple TV when I am not around. Even if I am around, I don't want everyone to be going through my iPhone just to use the remote app. Is there any way to get this included remote that came with the Apple TV to work only for the Apple TV??
  2. davidwarren macrumors 6502a

    Aug 28, 2007
    sync the remote with just that atv- it's in the settings/remote menu.
  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    You can block the remote from operating your Mac in System Preferences / Security.
  4. mode101 macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2007
    Video playlists

    There's a setting for turning on video playlists in the general settings menu. The default is for music playlists only, but you can turn video playlists on. :)
  5. tripjammer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2010
    Man you guys are good. Good info!
  6. amitdoc2b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    I second that. You guys solved both my problems, thanks! Now all we need is a jailbreak so we can actually use more apps on this thing!!
  7. MUrhino macrumors regular


    Jan 6, 2003
    Music stops streaming after short period?

    Has anyone had problems with their music streaming stopping a short time (10-15 min or so) after they start? I'm streaming from my MBP so the sleep function may be interrupting the data stream. Thoughts?

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