Multiple iTunes account Switching on Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Irishman, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Got a new AppleTV and am going to set it up this weekend after I do my first wireless router.

    That said, my wife and I have personal iTunes libraries and user accounts on a Windows XP machine. Can either of those be used to sync to the ATV via iTunes Sharing by simply logging in and out of our OS as different users?
  2. Lumpy05 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2010
    Bloomington, IN
    The ATV2 doesnt really sync just streams.

    From my experience it will see any live open itunes libraries using the same homeshare you set it up with. So you will need to setup both libraries using one master homeshare code and then the same code on the ATV2. Your ATV2 will then "see" either library that is currently open.
  3. hNicolas macrumors 6502


    Dec 4, 2008
    Ottawa, ON
    You can use each account by logging into your iTunes account on apple tv. But you can't use them simultaneously.
  4. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Easier when you use the Remote app (iPhone / iPad) as the virtual keyboard pops up.
  5. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    Yeah, I'm all set with the Remote app :)
  6. newagemac macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2010
    You can use them simultaneously. Or is that a Windows limitation? I know on the Mac you can have multiple different personal iTunes accounts open in different accounts on one computer as well as on different computers. And the Apple TV can access them all simultaneously.

    You don't have to use the same iTunes accounts but you do need to use just one email address when setting up Home Sharing to tie them all together. But everyone's individual iTunes accounts remains the same.
  7. Irishman thread starter macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    With XP at least we're limited to one iTunes library at a time. Not a biggie.

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