Can Apple TV use a wireless network for WiFi?

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So far i have not been able to do it. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I am watching Utube tv. Jason, sorry for the headache. Example- in a classroom where the network becomes an issue? Call your cable company or Internet provider for help. Other applications would work, just not Amazon Video.

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When you stream music stored locally on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can only stream it to one device such as a speaker or Apple TV at a time. You connect to that device using an AirPlay-compatible app and it becomes a monogamous streaming relationship. To stream to multiple devices, you have to use your computer-based iTunes music collection as the audio source. Using iTunes on your computer, you can stream music to multiple AirPlay receivers or speakers throughout your network say, an Apple TV in the living room and a Zeppelin Air in the bedroom , and control their volume levels independently as well.

The free Remote app can access and control those computer-based iTunes servers. Here's where things get confusing. Just download Apple's free Remote app. Once it's set up, you can choose iTunes songs and playlists and control volume levels again, in multiple rooms from the app itself.

This is great if the computer running iTunes is in, say, an upstairs bedroom, but you're listening and controlling via Wi-Fi in a downstairs kitchen. You currently can't stream different music to different rooms. True multiroom audio systems like Sonos ZonePlayer allow you to stream different music sources or playlists to different rooms simultaneously.

Not so with AirPlay. Currently, you can only access and stream one source at a time. You can't use a Time Capsule or networked storage drive as an AirPlay source unless the computer stays powered on. Alas, even if your entire iTunes library is stored on the Time Capsule--or any other NAS--you can't access that music on an AirPlay device unless a host computer is running iTunes.

Again, the Sonos system edges out Apple here; on a Sonos system, you can stream music files directly from some but not all NAS drives even when there's no computer powered up in the house. Use the latest firmware and software to ensure the smoothest AirPlay setup. We'd say this goes without saying--except that it needs to be said. Before you get AirPlay up and running, you'll want to make sure you have the latest versions of the firmware and software on all applicable products.

You'll also want to turn on Home Sharing on iTunes. Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. As an example, if you connected the Apple TV to Input 1 , change the television's input setting to input source 1. Connect the power cord to the Apple TV and the nearest wall outlet.

You will see the Apple logo flash onto the television as the Apple TV boots up. While connecting an external keyboard—be it physical or an iOS device—may be an optional step, it is a huge time saver. Make sure the keyboard is turned on and in searchable mode. If the keyboard is compatible, it will show up on the list of available devices. Select it and enter the PIN number from the screen on the keyboard. Press Enter or Return to confirm and finalize the pairing.

If you don't have an external bluetooth keyboard handy, you can use an iPhone or iPad as external keyboard. Scroll to the bottom and choose your device from the iOS Remotes list. Enter the code listed on the device and choose Done. The iOS device is now paired. Anytime the Apple TV needs any input, the keyboard in the Remote App will come up and allow you to input as needed. To navigate to any menu on the Apple TV, use the arrow keys to highlight the menu you wish to select and press the middle button, which is the empty silver circle in the center of all the other black buttons.

If you are using a bluetooth keyboard, use the ESC key instead of Menu to go back a screen. If you do not connect an ethernet cable, Apple TV's setup will automatically prompt you to connect to a wireless network after you set the default language. Use the Apple TV remote to select the wireless network.

Navigate the on-screen keyboard, enter in the router's password. Capital letters and special characters can be found by moving the cursor to the very top menus. Apple TV comes with a number of streaming channels, but Netflix is without a doubt the most popular.

Enter your Netflix username and password. You may now begin enjoying the full catalog of Netflix streamable content. To rent or buy a movie or television show press the Menu button until you are back at the main menu, pictured above.

Arrow up to either Movies or TV Shows and choose whichever you prefer. Surf through the iTunes Store library until you find a show you would like to watch. Highlight your choice and select it. Choose the option that best suits you and enjoy. This allows Apple to know which account to bill.

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An AirPort Express can be configured to work as a repeater. You can put this in the middle of the house and it will create a bridge between the router on one side of the house and the Apple TV on the other side of the house. You can test the WiFi signal strength with your laptop or smartphone near where the TV is. Enjoy a "walk around, ipad in hand" wireless presentation. PS. There are also some older VGA projectors, for those you might need an hdmi to vga "active" converter cable to hook the apple tv to it. Haven't tested this, and that cable is around $. Aug 26,  · With the new operating system you are now able to communicate between your mobile device and an Apple TV without Wi-Fi using AirPlay. This means for those of you who are having trouble getting Wi-Fi in your gym/teaching space, you won’t need it anymore. The following steps will help you get started using your Apple TV .