Playing your iTunes library on your TV

If you have an Apple TV, you can stream items (songs, movies, TV shows, and more) from your iTunes library to your TV. You can also sync your Apple TV with your iTunes library so that your iTunes content is automatically loaded onto your Apple TV.

If your Apple TV is synced with an iTunes library, it is already set up for streaming. You can also stream items from an iTunes library that isn’t synced with your Apple TV. You can stream from up to five iTunes libraries, plus the library the Apple TV is synced with.

To set up your Apple TV for streaming:

  1. Make sure the computer you want to stream from is turned on, and iTunes is open.

  2. Go to Edit > Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure “Look for Apple TVs” is selected.

  3. On your Apple TV, choose Settings > Computers > “Add Shared iTunes Library,” and then note the passcode displayed.

  4. In iTunes, select the Apple TV with “Click to set up” next to it, and enter the passcode.

While content is being streamed, the computer must remain on (not in Sleep mode) and iTunes must remain open. If you stream content while Apple TV is syncing, the sync pauses until streaming stops.

For more information, see the Apple TV user’s guide at the Apple TV Support website.

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