Can the Apple TV 2nd gen play movies from a USB stick?

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  1. HGF69

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    Can the Apple TV 2nd gen play movies from a USB stick?

    I'd like to do this instead of using a bluray player.
     
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    Not quite sure what you are intending as it doesn't have a full size usb port.
     
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    No it cant, the usb port on AppleTV 2/3 is a slave port like the usb you would have on the end of a mouse or other peripheral.

    Apple don't really do media players, the ATV is an iTunes extender and store front.

    AppleTV 4 on other hand remains to be seen, rumours of app store and change in the hardware, third party media players from app store could open up media playback at least over network links.
     

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