Connecting multiple Apple Tv for hotel

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by hermitsethi, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. hermitsethi macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I wanted to know if there is a way to connect multiple Apple TV say 15 to 20 to an apple server with wired Ethernet?

    Navy ally I wanted to give my customers in hotel variety of music/tv shows/ movies to watch all coming from one source which could me a power mac or apple server I install

    Any other ideas anyone?
     
  2. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Dunno if Apple has a limit on concurrent licenses to access an iTunes server, but technically no prob.
     
  3. davidoloan macrumors 6502

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    A gigabit switch attached to an Airport base station or router.

    [​IMG]

    http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/?categoryid=224&model=TL-SG1024

    Other than that you just need a computer that can run iTunes, has a lot of RAM, and lots of storage space.

    Won't you run into licensing problems for the content?

    Itunes remembers the playback position so someone might load up a movie to find it starts half way through.

    Are you going to let the customers rent movies and how will you know which room to bill? (20 itunes accounts? plus 1 homesharing address?)

    How will you stop Kevin the teenager from airplaying his porn collection on to the Reverend's TV in the other room?

    If you can make this work it would be great. Hotel TV's are usually rubbish with that kind of fuzzy picture hotel feed of a few local stations plus radio stations plus SKY news or some other news station.

    The one thing that would make me choose one good hotel room over another is good wifi and something like what you are trying to do.
     
  4. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Disable AirPlay altogether, it's password configurable.
     

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