Syncing Apple TV & iPhone from Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by pw030180, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. pw030180 macrumors newbie

    Feb 13, 2008
    I have a query. I have a library of approx 4000 songs in iTunes (upgraded to 8). I have a 40gb Apple TV unit which I use to stream music, amongst other things, to. So I will stream my music to the unit from my Macbook and then it will play through my hifi. I also sync my macbook with my 2.0.2 iPhone.

    Now my question is the following. I sync music to my iphone by ticking the boxes and doing a manual sync of songs - as I wouldn't be able to fit them all on the phone. Now when it comes to playing my music to my apple tv I can only play the songs that are ticked otherwise if I select an unticked song, it will play, but then stop at the end of the song. So for example I have an entire album but only one of the songs is ticked because I only want that particular song on my iPhone. I am unable to play the entire album through apple tv.

    Is there a solution to this? ie have only the selected sogs on my iphone, but still have the ability to stream the entire itunes library to the apple tv without having to manually double click each song I want to play?

    Hope that makes sense! Thanks in advance.
  2. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    Check all songs so they will play on the AppleTV.
    Then create a playlist containing the sonfgs you want on the iPhone then sync the iPhone to that playlist
  3. eerokk macrumors newbie

    Mar 28, 2006
    This is exactly what I do so I have all my songs on the AppleTV. Plus the bonus of this method is that I can manage the songs I want on my iPhone when my iPhone isn't even connected to my Mac.

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