How to Add Movies to Apple TV

By Contributing Writer

Apple TVs allow users to sync their iTunes library to their TV. This How To describes the basics in regards to adding movies to that library and syncing them to the Apple TV. Just pick your favorite DVD and get ready to have it stored on your Apple TV forever!

Things You'll Need

  • A DVD of your choice
  • Computer with iTunes
  • Apple TV
  • Wireless Internet

How to Put Movies on an Apple TV

Step 1

Go to the Web site and download the Handbrake software.

Step 2

Install the software on your computer and open it so that it is ready to run.

Step 3

Put a DVD of your choosing into the computer.

Step 4

Select the DVD source on the Handbrake menu.

Step 5

Click on the "Apple TV" icon on the right-side menu of the Handbrake window.

Step 6

Allow the DVD to convert to the proper format (it may take up to two hours).

Step 7

Open iTunes and add the new converted movie file into the library.

Step 8

Sync to your Apple TV and enjoy!

Tips & Warnings

  • Make sure that you have a strong wireless Internet signal as the Apple TV has to sync with your iTunes account via the Internet.
  • Make sure to not turn off the Apple TV while it is syncing.