Better way to watch ...?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by fmiller4, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. fmiller4 macrumors newbie

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    Love my Apple TV but hate watching movies through my home network.

    I have a LOT - and the movie app that comes when I go through 'computer' is pretty bare-bones: no search, no sorting, just a list basically...

    Is there a better way to do this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Longkeg macrumors regular

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    Take a look at Plex. Install the server app on your computer and the client app on your ATV4. It's awesome.
     
  3. fmiller4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. jdag macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, Plex is a great option. In fact, you can keep your files where they are (I assume you have them managed via iTunes). Simply point Plex to the same folders and you are set.
     
  5. lvavila macrumors member

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    Yup, Plex
     
  6. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I started using PLEX last week and it is very nice.
     
  7. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I like Infuse as I don't need my Mac running to act as a server.
     
  8. starkmj macrumors member

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    The biggest question here is: Are any (many?) of your movies iTunes movies with DRM on them? Plex won't play those movies.

    That's why I stick with iTunes. I have way too many iTunes purchased movies. Most of them were digital copies of the Blu Rays I bought.
     
  9. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I would assume that most if not all have DRM. If you feel like most that ripping DVD's or Blu Rays for personal use is OK then you may want to look at this as well http://www.tuneskit.com.
     

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