Multi Tasking.... Ish

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MightyWhite, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. MightyWhite macrumors member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Oxford UK
    I have just bought an (not delivered yet) Apple TV and am soon going to buy an iMac (as soon as they come out blah blah blah..... Lol) My quesion is... When you find your computer through the Apple TV to play a cartoon for the little un.. Can you still use your computer for other things while it is streaming to Apple TV or is that it... Its not mirroring so I assume it will work but I was just interested..

  2. Stampyhead macrumors 68020


    Sep 3, 2004
    London, UK
    Yes you can still use your computer for other tasks, but the Airplay streaming slows things down a bit...
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    there's 2 ways to do it, home sharing and airplay

    home sharing lets you browse you library from your aTV, selecting what you want to watch there. All your computer does is send the file.

    airplay, you select what you want to watch in iTunes, and send it to the TV. I believe in this case it still just sends the file, but "keeps an eye on it" to keep the display on your mac updated.

    in either case your computer isn't locked out.

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