Mac to iPad to ATV2

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  1. slimbek macrumors regular

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    So now that iOS4.3 allows an iPad to stream movies from a computer running iTunes, can you now:

    1) Use your iPad to browse the iTunes library on your mac
    2) Start watching a movie
    3) THEN push that streaming movie to ATV2 with AirPlay?

    Essentially turning it into an epic Media Browser/Remote/Control Hub?
     
  2. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    No... It will let you push sound, but not video.
     
  3. bunger macrumors 6502

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    Why would you do that when the apple tv can pick up the stream directly from the mac, prompting you to resume where you left off?
     
  4. poloponies, Mar 10, 2011
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    AND you can already use your iPad as an Apple TV remote. So don't overcomplicate things.

    Apple TV already does 100% of what you want without the need for an iPad. That's essentially the point of having an Apple TV.
     
  5. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

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    AirVideo http://www.inmethod.com/ should be able to provide you what you want but I think iTunes AirSharing should work just as well.
     
  6. TheChillPill macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can actually do this (I did it last night, albeit by accident).
     
  7. Bluemeanie1976, Mar 10, 2011
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    Care to tell us how, because I tried it, and it only gave me an audio option.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. TheChillPill macrumors regular

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    Mine just worked the same way it does when watching locally (i.e content on the iPad itself). I didn't do anything other than connect to the iTunes share, start playing and hit the airplay button.
     
  9. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    If the file in on the iPad, then yes, you can send it to the apple tv. However, if you are streaming from iTunes, then I don't think you can then send it along to the apple tv from the iPad. That was the point of this thread, wasn't it?
     
  10. grawk macrumors 6502

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    The solution is definitely to use the remote app to send from the mac straight to the appletv. Why would you want to stream twice, when you can skip the middle step?
     
  11. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    The whole thread is nonsensical. Why buy an Apple TV only to circumvent its intended use with a more complicated version of that same use?
     
  12. TheChillPill macrumors regular

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    Thats what I meant - streaming from iTunes to iPad, then using Airplay from iPad to Apple TV works fine for me.

    As others have said though, there are few reasons you would want to do this. Only reason I can think of is if you didn't want everyone in the home to access your iTunes share.
     
  13. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a

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    How is having an extra step going to help in that regard?
     
  14. TheChillPill macrumors regular

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    Because (assuming you're not sharing the iPad with everyone), you can share your library with that, but not the ATV.
     
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  16. TheChillPill macrumors regular

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    I was giving it as an example - mine is fully shared.

    I can see why it could be useful for Parents though.
     
  17. Trinchero macrumors newbie

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    How about streaming VIDEO from iTunes on my MacBook Pro TO my iPad? It's not allowing me to do that!! When I access my iTunes library from my iPad via the Remote app, and select a VIDEO to play, it starts playing on the MacBook Pro. If I am lying in bed and my MBP is 3 rooms away, what freaking good is that to me?

    Got no issues with AppleTV whatsoever, I just want to be able to stream TO iPad from itunes. I thought this 4.3 update would allow for that to happen!!
     
  18. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    Yes, which is why parental controls are built into the Apple TV.
     
  19. grawk macrumors 6502

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    it does, did you update both the ipad and your itunes?
     
  20. Bluemeanie1976, Mar 10, 2011
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    You don't access them via the emote app. Go to videos, and the home sharing will be there.

    Looks like this

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  21. slimbek thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry for delay in replying... Australia = sleep. :)

    I understand that the Apple TV can do this also.
    As an example of my original intent:
    - I am sitting on my couch and wanting to pick a movie for later that night, but someone is already watching the TV. I can browse, select and pause until later, and then not need to find the movie again on ATV.

    It was curiosity into a 'nice to have' feature. And a feature that essentially connects all the final dots of the Apple home theatre experience.

    Plus it now concretes my reasoning to go buy an iPad and ATV2. :D
     

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