Skip navigation

Wired streaming to iPhone question

212 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2013 10:56 AM by ejpre RSS
jedimasterkyle88 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Feb 16, 2013 7:07 AM

Is it possible to store an iTunes library on an external hard drive and have an iPhone plugged into the hard drive and watch whatever content is on there?

 

Let me explain my question...

 

My wife and I are leaving for Germany in a few months and since it is going to be a 12+ hour flight, I would like some of my own entertainment.  I have thought about using the wireless hard drive meant for streaming from Seagate (http://www.seagate.com/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/wireless/wirele ss-plus/) but then I realized that the TSA, FAA and whatever government acronym might frown upon that idea since it broadcasts a wifi signal. 

 

What I would like to do is the same idea as the wireless hard drive but have my iPhone plugged into it so that I dont have to worry about wifi signals but I can still watch or listen to my entire iTunes library.

iPhone 4, Windows 7
  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 16, 2013 7:44 AM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)

    There is no wired solution that I'm aware of.

     

    Whatever they say, no one cares about WiFi above 10,000 feet. Almost no one bothers to turn it off and indeed many airlines now offer WiFi internet. If there's a wireless solution, you'll have no trouble using it.

     

    On the other hand, you should have no trouble getting 12 hours of entertainment (music or video) on the phone itself, so a whole external drive might be overkill.

  • ejpre Level 3 Level 3 (780 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Feb 16, 2013 10:56 AM (in response to jedimasterkyle88)

    If they don't sell WiFi, the will of course tell you it's not allowed.  The logic is that paying for WiFi protects the plane.

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.