Access Mac Mini desktop via ATV3 - not Itunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gigaguy, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    I don't care about accessing iTunes, I want to access my living room Mac Mini computer on my bdr TV, to do email, web, files, etc. maybe via an ATV3. I thought I read of an app that will allow this?
    As my Mac Mini is hooked to my living room HDTV I have no need for an ATV media sharing. I just want to access my Mac Mini on a remote TV.
    Will ATV allow this?
     
  2. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    Yes, the Airplay feature will allow this. On the top right of your mac screen, there is a tv-like icon. Click it and select your apple tv, then the desktop screen will be mirrored to the apple tv.
     
  3. gigaguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. COrocket macrumors 6502

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    Using your normal keyboard/mouse. It just takes whatever you would normally see on the computer screen and transmits it to the TV
     
  5. gigaguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly what I want. I may give it a try. Hope Apple restocks some refurb ATVs soon.. thanks.
     
  6. hallux macrumors 68020

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  7. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Plus the refurbs only $10 bucks cheaper @ $59 ...
     
  8. bent00 macrumors newbie

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    I called the last time they had refurbs, and they only had the 3rd gen "early 2012" version, not the "early 2013" aka 3rd Gen, Rev A model. Apple doesn't differentiate between these two models, so you'll need to be sure which refurb you're getting if peer-to-peer airplay (Rev A only) is important to you.
     

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