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iCloud and Apple ID (iTunes) accounts and Apple TV

5261 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Aug 22, 2012 12:28 PM by vazandrew RSS
Ronniebel Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
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Aug 22, 2012 10:05 AM

I have an iCloud account and use photo streaming.  I also have an iTunes Apple ID with all my music, movies, etc.  My Apple TV is connected to my iTunes account, of course, so I can access my music in the cloud (I have iTunes Match).  It works wonderfully, but what doesn't work are my photos.  How do I access my photos on my MacBook Air on my Apple TV in such a case?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,970 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:09 AM (in response to Ronniebel)

    You need to have home-sharing enabled on Apple Tv (via settings) and iTunes on your computer (advanced). Then in iTunes go to advanced - choose photos to share. Your computer needs to be on and running iTunes for your library to be recognized on the device.


  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,970 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 11:58 AM (in response to Ronniebel)

    That is correct. That is how the content is transmitted. If the computer is off or asleep there is nothing for the ATV to see.


    Mountain Lion enables mirroring (on recent Macs), which is different. This transmits everything that you see on your Mac onto the ATV in real time.


    Basic airplay is only for audio/video stored within iTunes that is in a format ATV can recognize.


    iCloud access would enable you to stream past purchases of Movies and TV shows as well as Photo stream. If you subscribe to iTunes match you can then access your music directly as well.

  • vazandrew Level 6 Level 6 (12,970 points)
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    Aug 22, 2012 12:28 PM (in response to Ronniebel)

    Not sure why they said that. I've always recommended using the same ID. I believe you can still access Photo Stream and Music as they require separate login.


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