Sync ATV with multiple PC's/iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kamijani1, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. kamijani1 macrumors newbie

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    I bought an Apple TV 3 weeks ago and have been syncing it with my Desktop PC. Three days ago, I downloaded iTunes on my notebook pc and streamed content to Apple TV, which also worked fine. Last night, I thought to also sync content to the ATV from my notebook, but when I clicked on ATV under "Devices", the only two tabs available were:

    Summary
    Photos

    as opposed to the tabs that appear on iTunes on my desktop:

    Summary
    Music
    Photos
    Movies
    Podcasts
    Tv Shows

    Am I doing something wrong or can you only sync ATV with one PC, and only stream from others? :confused:
     
  2. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I may be wrong, but yes, as far as I'm aware you can only sync with one iTunes Library but you can stream off many different ones (5 I believe)

    Edit: Yup, as filmguy15 stream off upto 5.
     
  3. filmguy15 macrumors member

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    That is correct. You can sync with only one machine at a time, and stream from up to five.
     
  4. kamijani1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. My follow-up questions is:

    How do I go about changing which PC syncs and which streams? So if I wanted to swap the roles of my pc and notebook, what is the best way to go about it?
     
  5. kamijani1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Guys,

    Hope everyone is enjoying ATV 2.0 as much as I am! Does anyone have any suggestions for the question I posted earlier. I want to swap the roles of my two PC's (sync vs stream), but I can't figure out how to do it?
     
  6. filmguy15 macrumors member

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    I don't have my ATV in front of my right now, but I THINK if you go to Settings>Computers and click on your syncing PC, it will ask you if you want to disable syncing. Hit yes, and then set it up again, but this time with your other computer. Again, this is just from memory, so I could be wrong...
     

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