I'm looking to replace an old computer with my Raspberry Pi. The computer is running Windows 7 and iTunes so that I can share my media library and at the same time stream movies, videos, and music to my AppleTV.

I don't think there exists a version of iTunes for Raspbian or Debian.

Basically all I want to achieve is streaming movies/videos from my Raspberry Pi to my AppleTV.

Has anyone done this with their Raspberry and how?

  • 10,000 views and not a single up vote.
    – gh0st
    Nov 16, 2018 at 18:13

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This looks like a very early release and may not work/may not work well. That being said, articles from redmondpie.com, and idownloadblog.com outline a method for sideloading Kodi onto an AppleTV. With Kodi installed you can use samba or similar to share content from your Pi to Kodi on the AppleTV. You are, apparently, going to need a Mac running XCode 7 and a USB C to USB A cable.

As posted on idownloadblog.com:

Step 1: Download the latest nightly Kodi.deb file, the iOS App Signer, (save both to desktop and unzip the iOS App Signer) and make sure you have Xcode 7 installed.

Step 2: Connect your Apple TV to your Mac using a USB Type-C cable.

Step 3: Launch Xcode → click Create a new Xcode Project → select Application under tvOS → Single View Application, and click Next.

Step 4: In the Product name field, insert a unique name like KodiAppleTVforYourNameHere and click Next → Create

Step 5: Under the Team drop down box, select your personal team, and click the Fix Issue button to resolve provisioning issues. You will need to ensure that you are signed into Xcode with a free Apple developer account. You can learn how to do that using this tutorial.

Step 6: Ensure that your Apple TV is selected in the destination menu at the top of the screen. You can also click Product → Destination, and select Apple TV.

Step 7: Minimize Xcode and open the iOS App Signer.

Step 8: Click Browse on the iOS App Signer and select the Kodi.deb nightly file from the desktop.

Step 9: Select your Apple ID in the iOS App Signer’s Signing Certificate box.

Step 10: Select the Project name/bundle identifier you just created in Xcode in iOS App Signer’s Provisioning Profile box.

Step 11: Click Start in the bottom right-hand corner of the iOS App Signer, and the .IPA file for Kodi will be built and saved to the desktop.

Step 12: Open Xcode → Window → Devices and select the Apple TV

Step 13: Click the ‘+’ sign and select the .IPA file from the desktop and click Open. Kodi will now be deployed to your Apple TV

Step 14: Once finished, you should see the Kodi app on your Apple TV’s Home screen.


Airplayer worked phenomenally. Very lightweight, all I needed to do is ssh into my Pi, and run a shell command.

  • How did you manage to install Airplayer on raspberry pi? I tried to run the command lines from Airplayer home page but with no luck, it gives me an error.
    – Greg
    Oct 18, 2017 at 16:26
  • What's the error?
    – gh0st
    Oct 18, 2017 at 16:49

there is also a operating system called OSMC which stands for open source media center that currently supports both the pi and apple TV that you can download here https://osmc.tv/download/

  • This looks like it'd be the answer but after reading a little bit about it, it looks like I need to install a whole other OS besides Raspian, install Kodi on my AppleTV and then I'll finally be able to watch movies that I have saved to a hard drive plugged into my Pi. And that sounds like a heavy task. I was hoping that something existed for me to run alongside what's already running on the Pi. Not completely devote it to streaming videos.
    – gh0st
    Feb 26, 2016 at 20:55

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