2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 2, 2009 6:18 AM by Winston Churchill
AbsAdams Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am thinking about purchasing a Apple TV, but I am a little confused about what I can do with it.

For example, if I want to watch something on the internet can I use the Apple TV to watch it on my TV?

Or, if I have a DVD that I want to watch, can I open it on my computer, and then play it through my Apple TV?

Or do I have to rent everything from iTunes?

Thank you!!!

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Smokerz Level 6 Level 6 (9,410 points)
    rent or buy thru itunes
    photos or music within your itunes library will play on ATV
    first computer setup with ATV Syncs(transfers files photos, music. movies to ATV...then you don't need the computer once synced but do if you upgrade your files)
    DVD if encoded for ATV and placed in your itunes library will play
    Stream the files using the next 5 computers.
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (90,260 points)
    Welcome to the  Discussion Forums

    If I want to watch something on the internet can I use the Apple TV to watch it on my TV?


    No, you cannot watch anything from the internet other than You tube, Flickr and the itms trailers and previews.

    if I have a DVD that I want to watch, can I open it on my computer, and then play it through my Apple TV


    No, all content must come from itunes.

    Or do I have to rent everything from iTunes?


    No, not at all. You can watch anything provided it is in the correct format.

    http://www.apple.com/appletv/specs.html