Streaming Content to AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by SimonGarlick, May 29, 2009.

  1. SimonGarlick macrumors member

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    Hi, just a quick question. I'm thinking about getting AppleTV, but with the lack of any updates to Hard Drive sizes, I think I'd quickly use up storage space. I know that to stream content from a Mac, it has to be switched on in order to stream. I was wondering if I had a Time Capsule, would the Mac still need to be switched on in order to stream the content?

    Thanks for any help.

    Regards,
    Simon
     
  2. bt22 macrumors 6502

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    Yes ... All my iTunes content lives on a 1TB External drive. The computer would still have to be on with iTunes open since ATV communicates with iTunes.
     
  3. SimonGarlick thread starter macrumors member

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  4. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't want to bother with streaming or synchronizing via iTunes, you could also just attach an external USB drive to your ATv. That is what I am using and it works perfectly.
     
  5. iRabbit macrumors 6502

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    Is this a hack? I didn't think external USB drives worked with ATV unless you installed a hack...
     
  6. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it is a hack, but it is pretty straightforward.
     

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