How to Stream Any Video from PC to Apple TV

If you have an Apple TV at home, you won’t be bothered by choosing a suitable TV shows or movies to kill every weekend, because it can be an online streaming resource integrated with YouTube, Netfilx, Hulu Plus, NBA TV, MLB.tv, WatchESPN, Disney Channel, Yahoo Screen, Bloomber, WWE Network, History, ABC News and so on as well as local source streaming player, competing with Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, Android TV, PlayStation 3/4, Xbox 360/One and some internal smart TV systems and Blu-ray players from companies like Vizion, Sony. Check how to stream videos from Mac to Apple TV here.

As we know we can stream content from iTune library to Apple TV directly via Mac or from iOS devices to Apple TV with AirPlay. However, Windows PC doesn’t embed with AirPlay, you have at least 2 options to stream videos from PC to Apple TV.

Tip: If you want to get more information on how to enjoy media on TV, check out this guide>>

1. iTunes Home Sharing

Home Sharing in iTunes lets you share your iTunes media libraries between up to five computers in your household and play your iTunes content on your iOS devices and Apple TV (2nd generation or later).

Here are several requirements:

  • a. same network – make sure all those pcs and apple tv under the same network
  • b. login with the same Apple ID (generation one) or different (generation two or later)

Step 1, download and install iTunes with the latest version (12.0.1 is available now.)

Step 2, double click the launch iTunes, go File->Home Sharing->Turn On Home Sharing

Turn On Home Sharing

Step 3, input the user name and password

user name and password

Step 4, click “Done”

click Done

Then move to Apple TV, connect Apple TV to the big screen via adapter and HDMI cord, then go Computers, where will show the Home Sharing pcs you had already turned on. Choose the one you want to stream. Now you can stream the video files on PC to Apple TV and showing on big screen now.

Home Sharing pcs

Note, if you repeat the step 1-4 in other different four pcs, you can share the iTunes Library contents between different PCs too.

2. Stream with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a one-stop solution to convert/download/edit videos, burn to DVD and stream to TV, which can stream any video files on PC to Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Playstation directly with the add-on – Media Server, which is only available since Windows version 8.0.

Step 1, download and install Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate (Windows Version 8.0 or later).

Then you will get 2 shortcut apps on your pc, one for Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate(main app), another is Media Server(addon app).

2 shortcut apps

Download the free trial version below:

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Step 2, drag the file in pc you want to stream to Convert window in this main app and then click the Stream button next to Convert as follow.

Stream button

Step 3, then this main app will detect all supported stream tools like Apple TV in the same network automatically and show on Stream section.

detect all supported stream tools

Here is the whole supported list.

supported list

Note: make sure you had already turn on your stream tools under the same network. Don’t know how to set up Apple TV? Click this infograph.

how to set up Apple TV

Step 4, Click the Stream button in the lower right corner, it will jump to Media Server directly.

Note: you can skip step 1-3 and open Media Server directly to stream video files if you already know Media Server very well, because this file is from Convert window, then it belongs to “Convert” category in Media Server.

Click the Stream button to convert category

Step 5, move over your mouse on this file, you can see the tip – Play on TV.

Left click to stream on TV directly or right click to get more options.

Play on TV

Step 6, after click Play on TV and you can enjoy your video on the big screen now.

You can also control the playback in the pop-up window, which is the remote control of big screen, such as adjust the volume, change the playing process or jump to another episode.

enjoy your video on the big screen now

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