How do you set up iTunes to STREAM Photos

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by harcosparky, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. harcosparky macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    So I told the :apple:TV to go to Photos and got this message ...

    iTunes is not set up to stream photos.
    Setup itunes to stream photos to your Apple TV

    So I go to iTunes and scout around but cannot find anything about streaming photos.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks !

    EDIT: Never mind, I sorta figured it out
  2. FreeState macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Click on the AppleTV under devices in iTunes and then select the Photo tab - it should look like the image below.

    Attached Files:

  3. harcosparky thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Thanks, I sorta figured it out.

    It seems you can SYNC photos to ATV, that is move them to the ATV and view them, but not STREAM the from the computer.
  4. imlucid macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2007
    You can stream them if you are paired with iTunes for streaming. If you are paired for syncing, you must sync them over.

  5. ordovice macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2007
    Any word on the update? (Sorry, I had to throw that out there)

    For the OP, here's a suggestion I find works well to get the best of both worlds. Set up your appleTV for Syncing and sync the pictures you want to always be on the ATV. This is primarily for the screensaver functions, but in our case, our whole. After it's been synced up, you can still stream the pictures if you want, which we do from time to time.
  6. harcosparky thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    Hmmmmm ... how do I pair for 'streaming', I dont recall seeing that in setup.

    (I'll be looking into this in the meantime.)

  7. mwp98223 macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    Conway Washington
    I have read these posts several times and I'm very confused. My AppleTV is set to sync with my mac, but I generally stream my audio and video content. I would like to stream my photos.

    Am I reading here that the ONLY way to stream photos is to shut off syncing all together. In otherwords, with audio and video it seems that if I have the AppleTV set to sync, I can have either streaming or syncing, but with photos it is either/or depending on the set up.
  8. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    No, it is not. You can sync some photos and stream the rest. However, make sure you are running 1.1 version of the software on your AppleTV. The original 1.0 did not allow photo streaming for some reason.
  9. mwp98223 macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    Conway Washington
    I'm running 1.1 (just purchased the unit) and waiting for 2.0.

    So how do I stream "the rest". I guess I'm just not getting it.
  10. ordovice macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2007
    Stream pictures just like you would stream movies or music.

    Choose your source library
    Go to Photos and you should see a listing with a similar photo structure as your directories in My Pictures.

    It's that easy (Sorry, I had to say it)

    What issues are you having?
  11. harcosparky thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    I *think* I figured it out and also understand the problems.

    I did as you said, and chose " ABC_IMAC " from the Sources menu.

    Now at this point I expect to see my iPhoto pics and select which ones to stream. I was hoping to select an 'event' from iPhoto, but nothing showed up.

    What I ended up doing was creating an ALBUM and named it " Apple TV ".

    I then loaded a group of photos into the ALBUM and went to the TV

    I told Apple TV the source and selected photos, at this point the ALBUM called AppleTV was displayed and I was able to stream it.

    This is an OK method I suppose, but instead of directly accessing the iPhoto Library it seems to want ALBUMS, thus I have to either create multiple albums or change out the contents of that single album.

    In any case, I have it working.

    Maybe TAKE 2 will address this.

    Apple makes it seem so simple a caveman could do it, in the commercials! :D

    What I would like obviously is direct access to the libraries so I can choose an event like " Timonium Bike Show 2008 ", but now i have to create a library! :(
  12. mwp98223 macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2007
    Conway Washington
    When I go to photos when i'm using my source computer it says I am not set up for streaming. I have synced over some of my photos from iPhoto but not all. Some photos then are sitting on the AppleTV, but I can not "stream the rest"

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