Can I stream media from a Hard Drive that is connected to an Airport Extreme Base Station to the new, 2nd Generation Apple TV?

I used to have a Mac Mini and I kept the iTunes library on an external hard drive. Now that Mini is gone and I want to simply hook that external hard drive to my Airport Extreme Base Station and stream that content to a new Apple TV.

  • Asked by Jeremy R from Frisco
  • Nov 8, 2010
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  • Best Answer:

    I would love to be able to do this too, but sadly, the Apple TV supports streaming only from iTunes, so unless you have that content in an iTunes library on a computer in your home, it won't be able to stream to the Apple TV. This doesn't prohibit you from storing it on that drive then adding to your iTunes library, but it does mean you have to have the computer on the network and iTunes running.

    • Answered by Michael G from Gainesville
    • Mar 13, 2011