Apple TV 5.2 update adds Bluetooth keyboard support, AirPlay sending, and more
Posted 28 January 2013 - 12:37 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:52 AM
Long time reader, first time responder ). WRT the new iTunes in the Cloud support, how does this appear on the Apple TV? I updated last night, hooked up my BT k/b, and went looking for the iTunes in the Cloud music, but could not find it. When I open 'Music', the usual iTunes Match option (which I subscribe to) is there, but I can't see anything new to indicate music from iTunes in the Cloud.
I had the same question relating to the new AirPlay options, how or where does it manifest itself? Am I missing something obvious here? Or should I be patient and wait for the Hands-On Review? ;O)
Thanks in advance mate, Nick.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 10:23 AM
If you already subscribe to iTunes Match, then the new "iTunes in the Cloud" integration does not give you anything you don't already have.
My understanding is that the "iTunes in the Cloud" integration just lets ALL iTunes-Match non-subscribers have access to their iTunes-purchased songs on the Apple TV. If you are an iTunes Match subscriber, you already have that functionality, PLUS you have access to your non-iTunes "matched" songs as well, which justifies the annual fee.
So if you are a Match subscriber I would expect you wouldn't notice any difference with this update. There's not much point in distinguishing which songs were "matched" and which were originally purchased from iTunes. You get access to all of them. If you cancel your Match subscription, with this new update you would now maintain your ability to stream any songs you purchased from iTunes (without using Airplay or Home Sharing). You'd only lose the ability to stream songs in your iTunes library that were NOT originally purchased from iTunes.
Of course, if you use home-sharing or Airplay for your music, none of this matters anyway.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:02 AM
Thanks David, good points, we're on the same page. I did forget to mention that I also updated a friend's ATV, who is not an iTunes Match subscriber, and under 'Music' on his ATV it showed the 'iTunes Match' screen that you would see if you had not yet signed into iTunes Match on your ATV. Vexing..
Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:29 AM
Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:53 PM
From you computer/laptop cut your home sharing off the back on again afterwards you shouldn't have that problem till maybe a few days later it gets confused signal wise when not in use