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Apple TV and connecting to computer

1968 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 26, 2010 7:10 PM by Stephanie Patterson RSS
Stephanie Patterson Calculating status...
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Dec 26, 2010 5:20 PM
I just got Apple TV2 yesterday for Christmas so I'm new and I'm sorry if this is a dumb question.
Does my iTunes need to be open on my computer in order to use the "Computers" menu? That is what is happening and I don't know if that is correct or not.

I seem to be having the same problem with my REMOTE app and iTunes. It doesn't seem like iTunes should have to be open to use the ATV.
Thanks for any help
21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Michaelworks Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2010 5:27 PM (in response to Stephanie Patterson)
    The new Apple TV has no content storage. It either gets streams from the Internet (Netflix, rentals, etc) or from other devices. That is why you need a source (iTunes) or an iPod, iPad, iPhone to stream data. You can control the ATV2 using the Remote app. Support has the how to's for the ATV2 and Remote app.
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  • j_derrick Calculating status...
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    Dec 26, 2010 5:37 PM (in response to Stephanie Patterson)
    Hello,

    Okay so the deal with iTunes is that it has to be running in order for you to view your movies, pictures, tv shows, ect. But think of Apple TV as iTunes store. You can still buy and rent movies and TV shows without iTunes running. So the bottom line, you have to have iTunes running to watch your purchased items from iTunes.

    The remote app confused me at first. But I got it to work. Here is a list of steps that you must take to get your Remote app to work.
    1. Install the app
    2. Turn on "Home Sharing"
    3. Click "Add iTunes Library"
    4. Type in your apple id and password
    5. Click the Done button at the top
    6. Then click apple tv
    7. Click the name of your library
    8. go to bottom and click control
    9. Enjoy!
  • Michaelworks Level 3 Level 3 (695 points)
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    Dec 26, 2010 5:49 PM (in response to Stephanie Patterson)
    Post what is going on with your iphone and ipad in their respective forums and people will help you figure out what is going on and if you have repair issues. Lots of real smart people that like to help on Apple Discussions
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