Connect to my Apple TV via WiFi?
July 29, 2012 7:25 PM Subscribe
I have an Apple TV (1st generation) connected to my 720p TV. I have an Intel iMac. What I don't have is a WiFi subscription. Help me understand what's possible with this and if I can connect the two.
posted by zardoz to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Here's what I understand: I hook up a network cable between the iMac and run it across the room to the Apple TV. Via Fugu, I copy movie files from my computer to the Apple TV hard drive and watch that way.
What I don't understand is Wifi. I don't subscribe to a wifi network and there are no free spots at my place. I get my internet via ADSL (I'm in Japan). I have seen hinted from reading on various forums and blogs and whatnot that I can connect to my Apple TV via Wifi...somehow? Maybe I'm just reading to much into it, or I'm missing a piece of the puzzle.
If there's no (free) network for me to connect my iMac an Apple TV to, then there's no way to connect via Wifi, correct? The lede is that I want to find a more reliable way to connect my media to the Apple TV, something that runs in the background more automatically. As it is now, I have to manually add and delete any movie file I send over.
Any help with this? Thanks.