Photos/Music streaming simultaneously from two computers?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thouts, Jan 6, 2012.

  1. thouts macrumors regular


    Jul 2, 2008

    Here is my setup. I have a MacBook Pro and my fiancee has a MacBook, we just bought an ATV2. I'm wondering if it is possible to do two things.

    1. Shuffle music from both of our iTunes libraries at the same time without having to switch between libraries. Both computers are visible under computers but you have to choose only one.

    2. Screen saver: same concept, right now it is either one or the other libraries to pick, can you somehow use both of our iPhoto libraries for the screensaver?

    I have to say I'm a bit confused about the screen saver one because of something that is happening. I first selected my library and it loaded all my photos (I waited for the spinning wheel to stop). Then all my photos showed, at this point I selected her library but did not let it finish loading, at this point it played some of my pictures and some of hers, but maybe it's deleting some of mine?? I'm just very confused as to how this would happen. You would think that if one library was selected, it would only show that library. And if could show both, there would be some sort of option to check both libraries.

    If anyone can shed any light on these subjects that would be great. Not major problems but it really gets to me when I don't understand how something works.

    Please note that home sharing is turned on and uses 1 email address to share both computers.

  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    I do not think you can randomly stream between two separate home shares. I am presto sure it is one share smart a time switching manually as needed.

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