You know what everyone should do if they have an Apple TV? Install Plex, the incredible media server that can stream any digital media file on your Mac to your Apple TV, no jailbreak required.
I’m dead serious: Plex is awesome, and installing it on my Mac has been a total game changer in regards to the way I watch media in my own house. From my Apple TV, my MacBook Air, my iPad or my iPhone, I can stream my entire video library anywhere with no hassle.
The only problem is that while Plex is free on the Mac, the app will cost you $4.99 normally. It’s worth it, but still enough of a barrier to entry that my girlfriend, for example, hasn’t bought it. But for a limited time, you can get Plex for iPhone and iPad for just $1.99.
If you haven’t installed Plex, it’s a little tricky getting it working with an Apple TV, but it’s worth it. You can find a good how-to guide here.