I have to enable the photo sharing from my MacBookPro. I used iTunes->File->Home Sharing->Chooese photo to share with Apple TV->select the external HD connected to Airport extreme.
It's not ideal as I often power down the MacBookPro.
I guess the fundamental limit of "Home Sharing" is that apple ID is tied to an iOS(iPad/iPhone) or OS X(iMac/MBP/Mini) device. However, airport extreme+the external HD is not iOS/OS X equipped.
I've got a problem that fits into this category as well.
I have an airport extreme (last gens model) with a 1tb hard drive connected (in fat 32). I also have a jailbroken atv2 with atv black installed.
I want to access my content from my hard drive via my apple tv, and I have technically done this... after messing around with a whole bunch of share settings i managed to access my 1tb hard drive via my macbook pro.
So in my 'sharing' window from preferences I could add my hard drive as an option under the file sharing box. The only annoying thing is that my macbook must be on and connected to my wi-fi network..... In my sharing window my hard drive appears as an option to select, but is faded so i cant select it. see below
So i cannot select 'svens 1tb' which is connected to my AE, but i can select 'Sven Morrison's Airport Extreme' and then select my hard drive, but to clarify then forced to connect via my computer and to have my macbook on and connected to my wifi.
Is there anyway I can make the haze disspear and make it so i can select my hard drive directecly, without going via my macbook?
cheers, im a rookie poster by the way
running os X 10.9