You can set up iTunes to automatically sync your AppleÂ TV with your iTunes library. That way, you can play your iTunes library on your TV without having to turn on the computer and open iTunes.
To sync your AppleÂ TV:
Make sure the computer you want to stream from is on, and iTunes is open.
Go to EditÂ > Preferences, choose Apple TV, and make sure â€œLook for Apple TVsâ€ is selected.
On your AppleÂ TV, choose SettingsÂ > ComputersÂ > â€œConnect to iTunes,â€ and then note the passcode displayed.
In iTunes, select the AppleÂ TV (below Devices) and enter the passcode.
Click the Summary tab and select one of the following:
Automatic Sync: iTunes automatically adds items to your Apple TV whenever you add them to your iTunes library,
Custom Sync: You choose the items to sync. After you select this option, click the other tabs to specify your syncing preferences. With this option, you can prevent unsynced items from appearing on your Apple TV (when iTunes is open). To display all items, deselect the checkbox.
Note:If you don’t see these options, make sure you have the latest Apple TV software installed.
To transfer a rented movie from your computer to your Apple TV, click the Videos tab, select the movie you want to transfer, and then click Move.
Important:You must be connected to the Internet to transfer a rented movie.
To sync photos, click the Photos tab.
During a sync, items are added to your Apple TV as space allows, in this order: movies, TV shows, music, podcasts. If you also want to sync photos, they are added last, unless you select â€œSync photos before other mediaâ€ in the Photos pane.
Syncing starts automatically whenever you click Apply, Sync, or choose FileÂ > Sync.
To turn off syncing, on yourÂ AppleÂ TV choose SettingsÂ > ComputersÂ > â€œSelect iTunes Libraryâ€Â > DisconnectÂ > Continue.
You can also use AppleÂ TV to play unsynced items from your library, whether syncing is turned on or off. For instructions, see the Related Topics below. For more information, see theÂ AppleÂ TV user’s guide at the AppleÂ TV Support website.
Note:If you play videos on Apple TV while a sync is in progress, the sync pauses until playback stops.