7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2010 5:37 AM by Alley_Cat
jwsound Level 1 (0 points)
Is it possible to use 2 Apple TV units, each connected to its own HDMI equipped television, but each utilizing the same Wi-Fi network?

Apple TV, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • newagemac Level 2 (240 points)
    Certainly. They can even stream different content from the same iTunes library at the same time.
  • Uchumi Level 1 (0 points)
    You can use 2 Apple TVs on the same network independently. I currently have such a setup.
    My question then comes up: How do you isolate AirPlay menus (or "forget" the other Apple TV) so that you don't inadvertently start streaming something to the other Apple TV instead of to the one you want, or vice versa, seeing a random YouTube or photo stream in the middle of your movie.

    Basically, I live on a different floor with someone on the same wifi network as me. We can't have separate wi-fi networks. We can see each other's Apple TV in the AirPlay menu and it's causing all sorts of problems with accidental interruptions.
  • dinstpete Level 1 (0 points)
    On each ATVs "Settings" menu give each unit unique names (Bedroom, Living Room, Custom, etc.) instead of the generic "AppleTV". Also, give each unique passwords. On your computers open iTunes then Airplay. Both ATVs should automatically show up with their new names. Simply enter the appropriate password... done!
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 (19,210 points)
    Why are you using a password, is this to prevent unauthorised Airplay access?
  • dinstpete Level 1 (0 points)
    On a different post someone had that problem in an apartment building. They would want password protection, you probably don't.
  • Chenks Level 5 (7,420 points)
    dinstpete wrote:
    On a different post someone had that problem in an apartment building. They would want password protection, you probably don't.


    the appletv and the "rogue" iphone/ipad would need to be on the same network though, so password protection would only be applicable if that iphone/ipad was already on the network.
  • Alley_Cat Level 6 (19,210 points)
    dinstpete wrote:
    On a different post someone had that problem in an apartment building. They would want password protection, you probably don't.


    I see.