Apple TV In Seperate Rooms
Im already sure that im buying an Apple TV for my house, but what if I want 2?
If I were to put 2 apple Tvs on 2 seperate TVs and watched them both at the same time(synced with 1 computer), would they work fine?
What if I was watching the same movie at 2 differet times?
Has anybody successfully done this before?
Apple TV in two rooms - how it works.
You can set up 2 apple TV's in 2 different rooms no problem using one account however what you must understand if you rent a movie in room 1 it is not available in room 2 unless you pay for it again. You can also listen to your music library on either Apple TV as well as watch your photos but what you may need is a high speed dual channel router like the Airport extreme as download may slow with both streaming movies at the same time. The account will reflect both tv purchases it really is no different having Multiple iPhone plus apple tv plus iPad keep in mind the restriction is 5 devices per account.
Originally Posted by xhuntercx
What I meant with having 2 separate Apple iTunes accounts is that if for example you have children renting movies in one room and you are doing the same you can have a seperate account for the kids so that they can use prepay iTunes cards instead of visa master charge cards. I have in fact 3 accounts with
The following 2 x iPhones, 2 x pad2, 1x Apple Tv and one Apple Macbook. All sync fine as all are authorized I in fact can switch iTunes to say UK and watch movies from europe that are not available in Australian iTunes store. I use UK iTunes cards and top up the account as needed. This applies to Apps and music as well. By having separate accounts I know what is rented from where and have better control over the billing from iTunes as each one has a different email address.
If you want to watch the same movie rented on another TV then install a wireless transmitter receiver which will mirror what is on the main TV where the Apple TV is however the quality will not be as good on the second TV
Hope that makes sense.