Apple TV Portable Genius

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 17, 2012 - Computers - 288 pages

Get savvy advice and hip tips on using Apple TV

The Portable Genius series is all about getting the most from your Apple-inspired digital lifestyle and the popular and inexpensive Apple TV is no exception. With this helpful guide, you'll find important basics on how to stream Internet content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and iTune. In addition, you'll learn how Apple TV fully integrates with both iOS and OS X and acts as a media hub for viewing content from the iPad, iPhone, iPod, and Mac via an HDTV. Covering everything from simply connecting the device to a home entertainment system through setting up accounts and finding content, this handy resource is packed with tips and tricks that are all aimed at helping you get the most from your Apple TV.

  • Offers little-known tips and tricks for streaming movies from popular services to your Apple TV as well as using Apple TV as a media hub
  • Features detailed guidance on wirelessly connecting to personal computers and tablets
  • Highlights ways in which you can take full advantage of AirPlay and iCloud to stream and share content from your computer or iOS device

Small and portable, Apple TV Portable Genius is packed with tips and techniques about the things you most want to know about your Apple TV.


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Identifying the ports on your Apple TV
Changing the Apple
Naming Your Apple TV
Manually Configuring Network Settings 31 Testing the Network Configuration 36 Using Parental Controls 37 Pairing the Apple Remote 41 Choosin...
Choosing Audio and Video Settings 51 Smart playlists
Playing music from iCloud
Streaming music from your iOS device
How Do I Set Up and
Listening to the Radio
Understanding Which Video Formats
Setting Up Photo Stream
Viewing Photos with Photo Stream
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What Can I Do with
How Can I Add More Capabilities to My Apple TV? 198 Troubleshooting Moves
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Playing Content via Home Sharing
Using the TV Shows
Watching Movies and TV Shows
How Can I Create Videos

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About the author (2012)

Guy Hart-Davis is the author of more than 80 computing books, including iMac Portable Genius, iLife Portable Genius, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 5, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad 4th Generation and iPad mini.

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