iCloud Photo Library

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by unobtainium, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    Why didn't the Apple TV get iCloud Photo Library with the new update? It's the only device that gets left out.
     
  2. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    It has it. I have an ATV 3.
     
  3. unobtainium thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really? Mine just shows photo streams and shared libraries.
     
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I have Photo Streams turned off everything and just use Photo Library. However, you can only see Shared Albums unless you setup Photo Sharing in iTunes / File / Home Sharing which is what I do because I want to have access to more. Same logic for under Screen Savor.
     
  5. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    Is real subtle, I upgraded my parents mac mini and turned on iCloud photo. It took a day, but all their photos on the mac are now on the atv3 screen saver.

    I think all that is different in atv3 is it says iCloud photo (or something like that) instead of photo stream.

    other than that no major differences.
     
  6. popcorn-in-sac macrumors member

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    Same here...

    I also expected to be able to access my iCloud Photo Library without Home Sharing...iCloud-only if you will. As in going to iCloud Photos on the aTV and seeing the full library there, pulled down from iCloud servers, not from my local Mac via Home Sharing/iTunes.

    I was actually pretty surprised that iCloud Photos on aTV didn't allow this, especially after I did the update the same day as 10.10.3 launched. I don't get it.

    Apple also makes no mention of aTV at all where iCloud Photo Library is concerned. They mention iPhone, iPad, Macs, web, etc....no aTV. Seems like accessing the IPL via Apple TV natively was a no-brainer.

    Mark
     
  7. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I agree. Only supporting Shared Albums is not what I want. Of course you can create a lot of Share Albums pretty easily. We really need Smart Album Sync support across all platforms. I do not want to manual create and maintain regular albums and shared albums unless I have to. Also, really need a better Family Sharing Options with multiple iPhones and iCloud Accounts.

    Maybe it is coming????
     
  8. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    It should also support Favorites. Are you sure it's not?
     
  9. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    Did not notice about Favorites since I do not use them.
     
  10. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    I see.

    I think the intention of Apple TV is to show your favorite photos.
     
  11. unobtainium thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Agreed. What I want is to use my favorite photos from iCloud Photo Library as a screensaver on my Apple TV. I suspect they might get around to this eventually, but the priority was Photos for Mac and iOS. It's kind of disappointing.
     
  12. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    What else is new, ATV is always the after thought.
     
  13. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, just found out there's no way to view Favorites. What a disappointed.
     
  14. gpspad macrumors 6502

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    I think there is a work around if you have a mac, start up iTunes and under home sharing you can pick albums. You should be able to create a smart album of your favorites.

    Worse case you can create a stream call favorites and send you favorites there.

    Neither is perfect, but could work.
     
  15. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    I think to create the smart album you have to select all favorites and add a keyword of say Favorite (example) then you could select that form iTunes. Very strange the ATV can not see Favorites when you can see them on the Phone.

    I really hope Apple improves this soon.

    But could explain what you mean by "create a stream"? I am not familiar with that.
     
  16. d21mike macrumors 68040

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    My mistake on iTune Sharing. You can imply select Favorites in Home Sharing. I only selected some of the folders and did not check it.
     
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  18. jasonklee macrumors 6502

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    What are the chances that viewing your iCloud Photo Library will be limited to the new Apple TV?
     
  19. inkahauts macrumors regular

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    Maybe it's a hardware issue and we will see it with the new apple tv.
     
  20. kristoffer4 macrumors 6502a

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    I really hate that all photos including deleted ones shows up! :(
     

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