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The Apple TV Pocket Guide, Second Edition by Jeff Carlson

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8 Sync and Stream

Throughout the book so far, I’ve focused on the most common setup between your computer and the Apple TV: synchronization. After you get everything connected, the standard process is to copy the iTunes library from your computer to the Apple TV’s hard disk.

But what if your library takes up more disk space than is available? Or what if you want to avoid hearing Christmas music in June when playing tunes on shuffle mode? Suppose you want to watch a movie that’s on another computer in the house? The answers lie in configuring the sync settings in iTunes and choosing sources on the Apple TV itself.

Sync Media Between the Computer and Apple TV

To make things easy, the Apple TV acts as a mirror of your iTunes library. The alternative, ...

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