TiVo to Apple TV- Playing TiVo files on Apple TV 3/2

Published on by Chris King

Apple TV is a supported device with TiVo Desktop, so how can we play TiVo files on Apple TV 3/2? A quick solution is to convert TiVo to Apple TV friendly format. Learn details.

TiVo to Apple TV- Playing TiVo files on Apple TV 3/2

How do you use your current Apple TV? I use it mainly to watch content I can't view on cable, like YouTube videos. Our family also all uses the Netflix app. The Apple TV is a vital link in my house-wide home audio network, too. The only upset is that Apple TV is not listed as a supported device within TiVo Desktop. What I’m look for is an easy way to get HD quality TiVo files to Apple TV?

Do a searching on Google, I found out a quick workaround- just convert TiVo to Apple TV format. Actually, TiVo is an encrypted video format, that’s why few media players can play it well and some freeware can’t handle it. To get the work done, Brorsoft TiVo Converter for Mac is highly recommended to encode TiVo to MP4/MOV/M4V Apple TV friendly video under Mac OS X.

Overall, it is a versatile video converter tool that can help you convert TiVo shows to Apple TV supported video keeping original quality as it provides the optimal presets for Apple TV 3, Apple TV 2 and Apple TV. Besides, you are allowed to edit the videos by trimming, cropping, adjust video effects, etc to get the wanted part and effects as you like. More than TiVo files, it can also support encoding MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, MPG, VOB to Apple TV to meet your different needs. For Windows users, please get Brorsoft Video Converter.

How to convert TiVo recordings to Apple TV

Step 1: Launch the Mac TiVo file converter, then head to the folder where the TiVo files are stored and then add the files to the program.

Tip: When first loading, Brorsoft TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click "OK" to confirm.

Step 2: This  TiVo to Apple TV Converter has a number of presets for Apple TV, Apple TV 2, and Apple TV 3rd Generation. For example, if you want to export a Apple TV 3 1080p video with ac3 5.1 pass-through for AV receiver decoding, “Apple TV 3 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” preset is highly recommended.

Step 3: The TiVo recordings may needs a little trimming for viewing on Apple TV. The recorded TV shows and movies tend to have commercials, so you can use the converter’s Trim feature to get rid of these.

Step 4: Click Convert button to start converting TiVo to Apple TV format.

After the conversion, get the output files by clicking the Open button. Now you will now have no trouble to stream TiVo to Apple TV. Enjoy yourself!

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