Why I Love My Apple TV ~ It has a lot of uses but why I love it most is how we can showcase our huge collection of photographs by streaming it through the Apple TV onto the television. It is a nice alternative to having to flip through photograph albums.
Technology has made it so easy to take photographs using lots of different kinds of devices. You don’t even need a real camera anymore to take quality photographs. I take most of my photographs using my Nikon dSLR camera but I also have what I call a Nikon point and shoot as well as my iPhone and my iPad. This is so great because I am always looking for photographic moments and opportunities wherever I go.
Plus, now that Apple has introduced their iCloud Photo Stream my photographs are showing up on all of my synched devices and eventually land in iPhoto on the family Apple Desktop Computer.
I love the ease of taking photographs and I also love that I can use various apps and applications to make my photographs look awesome. But what do I do with all of these great photographs afterwards?
Right now I have about 8000 photographs stored in iPhoto on my desktop computer and I have them backed up using the Apple Time Capsule. Some of them end up on this blog and on my Facebook page. But I have to admit I have not printed many of them for a couple of reasons. First of all, it will cost me a lot of money and secondly, I am looking at a storage problem if I were to print all of them.
Before I begin, I want to stress that I do not work for Apple and do not receive any monetary benefit from this company for writing this blog. But I do have to admit that we are an Apple family. Both my husband and I use several Apple devices in our work and each family member has their own collection of various Apple devices for personal and school use.
So the solution for showcasing our favourite photographs is simply… Apple TV.
Why I Love My Apple TV…
If you are not familiar with Apple TV, just click here to find out more information. It is a little device that costs about $109.00. It can be used to stream such things as movies, television programs, sports programs, You Tube and Vimeo videos through your television. You can use it to play your iTune playlists through your TV, and what I love the most is you can show your photographs through the albums that you create in iPhoto.
This is actually my husbands little project. He creates various albums using the photographs in our iPhoto collection. One of his albums is titled ‘Saturday Morning’. This is the time we get up a little later, have an extra cup of coffee and do some chores around the house. It is also the time that we listen to one of the iTunes playlists that we have created and have photographs stream through on the television through the Apple TV.
It is so easy to do because all you have to do is create an album or a collection of albums in iPhoto. Then turn on the Apple TV because it all works wirelessly. Use the very sleek remote control to click on iPhotos and then choose the album you want to stream through your television.
This format is inexpensive after the initial purchase of the Apple TV and my husband and I love it because the photos are showcased through the television in a collage format, which is such a wonderful and delightful way to really enjoy the photographs that we have taken. It basically does the same thing as a digital photo frame but in a more creative and interesting presentation.
Here I share how we have created a ‘Thankfulness Photo Album’ showcasing all of the things we are thankful for in our family…
and here is the music we having playing while the images are streaming through our Apple TV…
Till next time…Time With Thea