Apple TV + Airport Extreme + External HD

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Grunk, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Grunk macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2007
    I would like to connect an external HD to Airport Extreme, then stream the movies on that hd to my Apple TV. I understand that iTunes would need to be using the external hd as it source. Would this work? I've heard concern about the bandwidth of the network getting all used up even though I'd be completely on 801.22n. Has any one set up their ATV like this (sort of an alternative to swapping out the HD within the ATV.) Thanks.
  2. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    My setup is exactly as you describe and it works great.
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    I have a 500 gig MiniStack connected to my AEBSn. iTunes on my Mini looks for movies and TV shows on this drive (set preferences to NOT copy the files to your boot drive). We have an iBook G4 and Macbook that use the wireless without any dropping on the ATV.

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