AppleTV & Network Hard Drive Streaming

jkigel

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 7, 2013
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Hello,

I'm considering a purchase of the new AirPort Extreme in order to connect it my media hard drive.

If I share a hard drive via my home network, will I be able to stream movies from this hard drive to my 3rd gen Apple TV?


Thanks
 

Menneisyys2

macrumors 603
Jun 7, 2011
5,393
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Thanks, is there any way to stream movies to Apple TV not from iTunes ?
Do you have an iOS device around? Many iOS media players support UPnP -> Apple TV playback. It's a much more lightweight (no need to power on a comparatively power-hungry desktop) than iTunes Home Sharing.

See section 1.4 Streaming UPnP sources to the Apple TV at http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1503346 , in my UPnP Bible, for more into.