Stream from my iMac at home to Apple TV in holiday home?

Discussion in 'Apple TV Apps' started by chublet, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. chublet macrumors member

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    I currently have Apple TVs set up both at home and at my holiday home. For the last couple of years I have been watching content stored on my home iMac remotely by using Air Video Server and its associated TVOs app, this hasn't worked too badly.

    Unfortunately, it looks like these apps are not being developed any more and I am starting to have problems - Air Video HD doesn't natively support e-AAc audio but this can be got around by installing VLC on my iMac at home. It also doesn't seem to support H265 and as I have converted all m,y movies to this format it is a big problem for me.

    So, that is the background, here is the question - does anyone know of a TVOs/iOs app that will allow me to watch my stored content remotely on my Apple TV, I would have thought there was a big market for this so cannot work out why I cannot find one!

    Any and all advice appreciated...
     
  2. Doug Hope macrumors member

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    I use Plex to steam my content remotely although none of it was purchased on iTunes.
     
  3. adam9c1 macrumors 68000

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  4. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    i also use plex to support remote streaming. A standard plex installation needs a server in my case I use a mac mini. You need nothing extra to stream remotely just any client which can run on Apple TV, ROKU, PC, Nvidia shield tv etc. Other than setting up remote access to the server it just works.
     
  5. chublet thread starter macrumors member

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    I did take a look at plex but for some reason I cannot get remote access despite putting in the relevant router settings, I can access my cctv cameras and plenty of other stuff remotely but plex has me stumped unfortunately
     
  6. adam9c1 macrumors 68000

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    For remote access is that part of the install or do you need something separate like dynDNS?
     
  7. chublet thread starter macrumors member

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    i have managed to sort out my network issue, does it cost anything to stream to a remote apple tv, do i need plex pass etc?
     
  8. Doug Hope macrumors member

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    No I used plex for a while before getting a plex pass and it was only so I could set up separate user accounts. It doesn't cost anything to use plex locally or remotely.
     

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