ATV with Airport Extreme USB hard drive

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

  1. kbunch macrumors member

    kbunch

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    ...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

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    Nope, that usb port is just for a service mode or something like that.
     

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