Can Apple TV see movies on a Time Capsule without my computer on?

Will the Apple TV be able to see and play files on the TC directly? I don't mind storing my iTunes library on there. Simply, I have more movies than will fit on the Apple TV (syncing). The streaming works well, but my computer has to be awake/on.

  • Asked by Chris W from Raleigh
  • Oct 8, 2009
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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    No. The software built into the AppleTV doesn't read remote HDDs it can only speak to remote iTunes. The Time Capsule is remote file sharing, not a remote media server.

    • Answered by Randal S from Alameda
    • Oct 12, 2009
  • Once the iTunes libary is on the time capsule, your apple tv should be able to stream content from it wirelessly.

    • Answered by Joseph H
    • Oct 31, 2009