a quick question before I buy

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by nickarate, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. nickarate macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    I plan on buying the 40 gb version and doing streaming from my mbp but I was wondering how easy this is to set up. I have a linksys router that is a little old. Will I be able to stream from my mbp to my atv?
    I don't plan on storing very much on it, that's why I'm going with the 40gb. And just out of curiosity (although it won't change my purchasing decision) can I use my ipod touch remote app to stream from my mbp?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    You can stream just fine so long as your wireless works. You can also connect via ethernet.

    I am not sure what you mean by streaming using your iPod Touch remote app. You can access your iTunes library through your iPod Touch as well as your Apple TV library if you have one. Whether your stream or store the remote app works the same afaik on ATV.
  3. nickarate thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    Ya... sorry I didn't make that clear. What I meant was, using the remote app connected to my atv, can I control what is streamed to the atv from my mbp? If that makes any sense at all...
  4. BOSS10L macrumors 6502a

    Jan 13, 2008
    Upstate NY
    If I am understanding what you are asking, you will be able to go into iTunes and select what will be synced to the :apple:TV from your MBP. You can either do the default "sync everything within iTunes" or "sync specific music/movies/photos from iTunes".

    I just got mine a few hours ago and haven't had a whole lot of time to play with it, but so far it really seems like a slick little box.
  5. nickarate thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2008
    that's almost what I mean but not quite. You can stream content from your mac onto your atv. There is an app on the ipod touch that lets you control what is played on the atv. I'm just not sure whether it can control streaming. Do you know whether you can do that?
  6. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

    Dec 4, 2007
    Yes, it can do that. I just tried it out. As long as iTunes is opened on the Mac with the content you can use the Remote app to control what is synced on the AppleTV and what is currently available to the AppleTV via streaming.

    Streaming video will work best with a 802.11N network. It will work over 802.11G but not as well (or so I've been told).

    I LOVE my AppleTV! Check the Apple Store and see if they have any refurbs if you want to save some cash.

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