ATV with Airport Extreme USB hard drive

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kbunch, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. kbunch macrumors member


    Dec 15, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    I just got an Airport Extreme which I love. I have hooked up a 300GB USB drive to it, which I am using with my Macbook. Is there anyway to tell the ATV to use that USB drive as an extended library? I only hae 7 gigs left on the ATV drive.
  2. mdburke macrumors member

    Apr 17, 2008
    Just add them to your iTunes library as usual and they will stream.

    However, there is a little bit of lag time when first playing the movies.
  3. mac88 macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    Boston, MA.
    That's all you need to do. I have A 1TB hooked up to mine and there is a slight delay. Very, very minor though.
  4. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    ...isn't there a USB plug on the ATV itself?

    Can't you just plug the external HDD into that USB slot on the back of the ATV?
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Nope, that usb port is just for a service mode or something like that.

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