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  1. #1

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    Feb 11, 2012
    iTunes library to atv2 while Mac off?
    Hello All,
    I am hoping there is a way for me to watch my iTunes movies and tv shows while my Mac is off. I figure this will take some additional equipment but don't know where to start. All replies and suggestions are greatly apprieated.


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    baggss's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 10, 2004
    3.4 Ghz i7 27 in iMac (2012), 3.4 Ghz i7 MacBook Pro (2015), iPad Pro (2014), iPhone 6+
    I think you''ll have to jailbreak you ATV 2 to do it.

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    Aug 17, 2009
    Ajax, Ontario
    DeskTop is a MacPro 2.8 Quad/22gig/900gig SSD/2x3Tb HD plus MBP 15" 2.66 Core I7 /8gig/1.5Tb SSD
    You can always go back to ATV1 with a 320gig hard drive that will work..

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2012
    yes, you would need additional hardware. you'd need a NAS (look at Drobo). And you'd need to jailbreak and use Plex.

    At that point you wouldn't even technically be using the mac except to load whatever files you wanted the ATV to play onto the NAS.

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    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    If the content was bought through iTunes then, sorry to disagree with the others but there's no way around having you're Mac on to run the library.

    Even jailbreaking won't allow you to play drm content.

    If, however it's content you've added yourself then you can jailbreak, put the content on a NAS drive (no need to go to the expense of something high end like drobo $150 will get you a 1-2tb drive) then I'd recommend XBMC over plex.

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