1 Reply Latest reply: May 22, 2013 3:51 PM by Alley_Cat
olgisl Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have just bought an appletv and I am trying to ajust it to my iPad 3G and my PC (winXP). It seems complicated and demands a lot of id, codes, passwords, usernames this business has invented. I must admit it makes me more suspicious than secure - this creates insecurity and endless complications. Who is spying on all my passwords, ids, codes, usernames etc?

 

To understand something called AirPlay you have to go through these gates and when done you do not understand what place you have entered.

One of my reasons for buying this device is to have good access to a huge collection of images on my PC.

Itunes seems to be designed for all but images and an invitation to put my image folders (more than 100.000 images) into itunes has given no result so far.

Can somebody tell me if I can access my PC directly on appleTV - or is it only a device designed for the iTunes music industry?

 

Is AirPlay something you can use for direct access to your PC?

 

Is it possible, convenient or necessary to make a "jailbreak" on appleTV to use it without iTunes complications?

 

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  • 1. Re: Why do you need code and password on every step you make on your apple devices?
    Alley_Cat Level 6 Level 6 (17,035 points)

    olgisl wrote:

     

     

    Can somebody tell me if I can access my PC directly on appleTV - or is it only a device designed for the iTunes music industry?

     

    No - current AppleTVs either stream media from the internet, local iTunes libraries on the LAN(Win or Mac) or via Airplay/Airplay mirroring from iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod Tocuh).

     

     

    olgisl wrote:

     

    Is AirPlay something you can use for direct access to your PC?

     

    No AirPlay is for iOS and recent Mac only to send visuals to AppleTV.

     

    You may be able to share photots under:

     

    iTunes>File>Home Sharing>Choose Photos to Share

     

    this is for iTunes 11 on a Mac, it may be the same on PC.

     

     

    olgisl wrote:

     

    Is it possible, convenient or necessary to make a "jailbreak" on appleTV to use it without iTunes complications?

     

    Jailbreaking cannot be discussed here, even if it were possible.

     

    Don't go there - if AppleTV doesn't do the job take it back and get something else that does.