2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2012 12:44 PM by Winston Churchill
honeycomb Level 1 (0 points)

I current have a PC that I use as a media server. I'd like to get the new Apple TV and have it hook up to an external hard drive that has all my movies on it. Is there a way to do this?

AppleTV 2
  • Damian Smith1 Level 3 (740 points)

    The 1st gen ATV could. However the ATV2 and ATV3 do not support an external HD. You can however import the movies into Itunes w/o moving the files from the external drive to desktop PC's internal drive .Under the Advance Preferences Uncheck the follow: Copy files to Itunes Media Folder option.Screen Shot 2012-03-08 at 14.19.55.png

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 (95,576 points)

    Welcome to the Apple community.


    None of the Apple TV's work directly with an external drive, they all work with an external drive attached to your Mac/PC.