AppleTV Update

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by appleguy, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. appleguy macrumors 6502

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    Has anyone heard if the AppleTV is due for an update soon?
    Larger HDD??
     
  2. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a

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    no not realy. but i heard thats its mega easy to user upgrade the hard drive if you wanted to do that:cool:
     
  3. chas0001 macrumors 6502a

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    There could be an update but nobody seems to know. Apple stated that they are committed to the Apple TV even though its still a hobby.

    Upgrading the hard drive in the current model is very simple. I have a 250Gb hard drive in mine, it also runs Boxee and XBMC.
     
  4. ayale99 macrumors 6502

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    Believe me, if there was an update, you wouldn't have to start a thread asking about it. There would already be a huge thread talking about it!;)
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Only up to 250GB, which is still paltry compared to the media libraries of some of the people here.

    I forget who it was... he has 3TB in iTunes. :cool:
     
  6. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

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    I'd just like to see Apple release a patch that fixes what they broke in 2.3.
     
  7. MacFlash macrumors newbie

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    The only rumor I have heard was really related to a Mac Mini rumor. That rumor stated that the next Mac Mini may be shipping out packing the new/upcoming Ion platform.

    Some of the speculation was that there was something lost in the transfer or translation of that rumor and they must have meant it was the Apple TV that would be getting the Ion platform.

    I would not hold your breath.
     
  8. PowerPhone macrumors newbie

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    Internet Radio on Apple TV?

    Why isn't this function available through Apple TV but it is part of iTunes?
     
  9. Peace macrumors Core

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    Probably because you can create a playlist of internet stations in iTunes then select one from within the Apple TV.
     
  10. PowerPhone macrumors newbie

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    Internet Radio on Apple TV?

    For real? I thought it was more complicated than that (if it was possible at all)
     
  11. Peace macrumors Core

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    Well the internet stations have to be in a format that Apple understands. In otherwords it won't play windows unless the station is using .mp3 or .m3u.

    Not sure about real audio stuff.

    Just drag any of the radio stations in iTunes to a playlist. Then sync it to the Apple TV.
     
  12. PowerPhone macrumors newbie

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    internet Radio on Apple TV?

    I can't wait to get home and try it out.
    If this works, you've rocked my world!
    Thank you.
     
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  14. PowerPhone macrumors newbie

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    Internet Radio on Apple TV?

    Apple TV has its own icon for radio?
     
  15. Peace macrumors Core

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    When the stream is playing it does. A grayish tower with a signal transmitting from it.
     
  16. PowerPhone macrumors newbie

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    internet Radio on Apple TV?

    So, forgive my ignorance, my laptop (where the iTunes exists) will need to be "live" and awake for the stream to work with Apple TV, right?
     
  17. Peace macrumors Core

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    Correct. And the playlist needs to be synched to the Apple TV also.

    Here's what it would look like. I took a radio station from the iTunes default radio stations and added it to my playlist.


    [ edit ] if you sync the playlist to the Apple TV your mac won't need to be live. It can be turned off as long as the playlist is on the Apple TV itself. And your Apple TV is connected to the interwebs of course :)

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  18. PowerPhone macrumors newbie

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    internet Radio on Apple TV?

    Awesome. Thank you so much!
     
  19. bigkeef macrumors newbie

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    Apple TV Radio

    If you work in Multiple Speaker mode you will get all the sound content inc the Radio stations playing thru Apple TV. This is one of the most brilliant thing - in the absence of decent content- that ATV does!!
     

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