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What is the best way to watch movies stored on external hard drive?

732 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 29, 2013 2:35 AM by Winston Churchill RSS
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I'm looking at getting an apple tv and switching my movie collection to all digital format and storing on an external hard drive.  I'd rather not use my laptop as the storage place.  I'm wondering what the best way to do it is?  I know an Ipad can be mirrored to show on a tv what's on the ipad screen.  Could an ipad be connected to an external hard drive and simultaneously use airplay to play on apple tv?  I know there are some external hard drives that generate their own network that an ipad can connect to and a movie could be watched on the ipad itself, but I'm not sure if it will work with an apple tv simaltaneously.

 

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