NAS and Mac Mini as iTunes Server

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  1. southerndoc macrumors 65816

    southerndoc

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    I'm thinking of using a Synology DiskStation and a Mac Mini as an iTunes server.

    If I set this up, I'm assuming every AppleTV in my house can stream from it. Will the Mac Mini automatically download movies/TV shows that my wife and I buy on our own computers, iPads, etc? That's what I would like to occur, but we have two different iTunes accounts. I'm not sure if you can set it up to automatically download from two accounts.
     
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  3. southerndoc thread starter macrumors 65816

    southerndoc

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    The NAS is just for storage (16TB).

    The family option doesn't automatically download purchases IIRC.
     
  4. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    So the NAS is library storage, and you are streaming Apple TV from a shared library on one or the other Mac?
     

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