ATV2 + Sleeping MBP?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by EnzoAmata, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. EnzoAmata macrumors regular


    Dec 5, 2010
    I'm using home Sharing to stream content to my ATV2, the only method I have to keep the stream working i to use:

    CTRL + Shift + Eject

    Placing my screen to sleep but not my laptop. Does anyone know of a way of streaming to ATV2 while having my machine lid closed?

    ...or is this feature coming with Lion, as it just seems silly to have to leave the lid open when using Home Sharing.
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    For home sharing, the hard drive and other components must be running, so you wouldn't be able to sleep anything other than the display.
  3. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    Will 'wake on wireless' wake a MBP with the lid closed?

    I sleep my Mini until such time as the ATV needs to access files, then it wakes it automatically.

    This feature is only possible through Airport, I believe.

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