ATV4 & Siri - Playing a movie in local iTunes Library.

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AFEPPL, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. AFEPPL macrumors 68030

    AFEPPL

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    Anyone worked out the phrase or command to get Siri to play a movie you have sat in your local iTunes computer library? I can get to a movie I've purchased via iTunes, but not any of those sat locally on my computer.

    Any pointers welcome..
     
  2. Deadeyeshark macrumors regular

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    Doesn't have this capability, at least not yet.

    Although, say Launch Home Sharing will take you to the menu.
     
  3. richpjr, Oct 30, 2015
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    richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I guess I shouldn't be surprised. This isn't supported. Searching through HBO Go not supported, only HBO Now through Apple. They just want to funnel all subscriptions through Apple.

    ***EDIT - I was wrong, Siri does support searching through HBO Go.
     
  4. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

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    I was just about to head out and buy a new ATV, but thought I'd check online for the answer to this first - I have iTunes running on a Mac Mini with 1000s of TV shows and movies being shared via Home Sharing, and I have 3 older Apple TVs at home and it all works flawlessly. Every show and movie has had it's metadata properly inserted via iFlicks.

    Since the ATV Siri/search feature cannot access this metadata, I'm out (for now)
     
  5. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Damit, I bought the ATV so I could move all my content into iTunes and take advantage of Siri . No doubt this will be added in the future, though it's a basic requirement that should have been ready for launch. I'll give it 14 days and make a decision.
     
  6. AFEPPL, Oct 31, 2015
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    AFEPPL thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That's where I'm at now... i thinking i'll try it for a week and if it adds no value it's going back.
    Apple must be having huge issues with returns this year. The AW mess and now this...!
     
  7. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

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    I'll bet a pound to penny it will never be added. Apple want you to buy/rent from iTunes, not use your own content.
     
  8. MH01 macrumors G4

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    Yeah you might be right . Be a shame though if it was not added , just due to greed
     

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