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    ATV2 and External Hard Drive
    I am in the process of transferring all of my media on iTunes to an External Hard Drive to free up space on my iMac. Ive already consolidated libraries and have my iTunes pulling the music and movies from the folder on the ExHD while I am using my iMac. I want to know how to get Apple TV to play from the hard hard drive as well. If I connect my ATV2 to my network via ethernet cable, can this be done? Right now I am using the ATV2 wirelessly, but can hard wire it if I have to.


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    Oct 01, 2007
    27" iMac i7 (2011) 10.11, Mac Mini i5 (2014), iPhone6s, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, New AppleTV (4?)
    If you have successfully moved your iTunes library to your external disk you can still access that via HomeSharing (so long as your iMac is powered up with iTunes running).

    Exactly the same as it would if the content was on the internal drive.

    If the external disk is connected to the network directly (a nas drive) and youwant to get access to the content directly without the Mac being on you'll need to Jailbreak and use XBMC or similar.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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