2nd Gen Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by chrispl0, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. chrispl0, Sep 27, 2015
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    chrispl0 macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I want to lend my daughter my old 1st/2nd Gen Apple TV (160 HD) while she's in temp accommodation.
    I was hoping to fill it up with movies and tv shows from my iTunes.
    But I can't figure out how to.
    The latest iTunes 12.3, doesn't resemble anything like the old interface that this ATV had. In fact it seems none existent.
    Can anybody show me how to add media to this hard drive, so she can just connect it to the tv and play them.
    I know it was possible in the past, I used to take films with me on holiday this way.

    Fingers crossed.
    Chris
     
  2. cduff macrumors member

    cduff

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    If your ATV has a 160GB HDD, then it's a 1st generation (I have the same one).

    When your ATV is connected to your network, it should appear in the top left corner of iTunes with all your other devices (iPhones, iPods, etc). If it isn't there, go into the settings menu of your ATV, then make sure under the 'computers' section, your computer is there...you might have to enter a code that shows on your screen into iTunes (it's been a long time since I had to do that).

    From there, load it up just like an iPod.

    Good luck!
     
  3. chrispl0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. chrispl0 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    If only.
    That used to be the case but Apple has disabled the facility do so. The only 'folder' available now in iTunes for the 1st gen Apple TV is photos. So you can add photos but not movies or tv or books etc.
    Cheers
     

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