Library, 2 AppleTvs, and a laptop. Airplay or Homeshare?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by phishindsn, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. phishindsn macrumors regular

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    Oct 24, 2009
    #1
    Silly question,

    I have a iMac with my iTunes content with an AppleTV1 connected. I am trying to see if I can control a second AppleTv2 with my laptop but yet only use the media from my primary iMac library.

    I sit in front of my laptop all day and just want to use it to control the appletv as it is only hooked to a stereo (no tv).

    Is this possible?
    Does this make sense?
     
  2. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    May 27, 2008
    #2
    you can...
    share the library from your imac.
    run itunes on your laptop, and access the shared library.
    send the music to the :apple:TV via airplay.

    there's no way to control the :apple:TV directly from a computer, if you have an iOS device, you could share the library from your iMac, then play it on the :apple:TV, controlled by the remote app.
     

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