1618 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 17, 2011 8:35 AM by Tim Kline
Even if you move all of your music to a networked drive, which you can do, you will still have to have you computer running in order to play the music through your Apple TV. The new Apple TV has no storage space of its own and neither ATV could access an external drive. You need iTunes running for that.
I need to have my PC running all the time, which is in another room in the house and kind of inconvenient to go turn it on every time I want to hear my music.
If it's running all the time, there's no need to go turn it on every time.
so that all of my devices can just connect to that, instead of having to connect to iTunes on my PC first
They need iTunes.
OK, thanks. That's what I was afraid of.
I don't like keeping my PC running when I don't need it. In fact I've been wanting to get rid of it and eventually just get a macbook air or something like that. So that's why I was thinking it would be great if I could just have my own little file server kind of thing going with an external hard drive plugged into my router. But then, if I did that, my Apple TV would then have to connect through my laptop? I don't like that idea either. Oh well.