Apple TV - Enterprise Setup Instructions for Airplay

After spending a day to prep Apple TV’s for deployment, here are my settings for a large scale deployment.

Please see these helpful posts as well: http://errorfreeit.com.au/blog/2014/3/23/deploy-apple-tv-airplay-mirroring

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5437

Configuration Profiles

The only thing configuration profiles support as of 6.1.1 (June 2014) is configuring http proxy and networking settings.

No Restrictions - Boo!

You don’t need to use the Apple Configurator is setting up the Apple Tv (you can name the Unit but that is about it) .

So just use iPhone Configuration Utility. Note it only works on Mac from what I can see. (I am using Version 3.5 on Mavericks)

Please note it will show up with a question mark as a logo, but it will be fine for installing a config profile. It will give you a green circle as connected under devices.

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To Install a config profile:

  1. Power Cycle Apple TV with USB UNPLUGGED
  2. Wait until led stops flashing (to avoid Recovery USB mode)
  3. Plug in USB and it will pop up in iPhone Configuration Utility
  4. Click configuration profiles and install your created config profile.

Screensaver That Shows A Static Image Rotation - Is Possible!

I used Flickr for my setup.

Just create an account, and create an album for the images.

My albums were labeled:

In Room - Apple Tv AirPlay Static (contained a single image for airplay)

In Room - Apple Tv (contained the screen saver rotation)

Also note the Airplay landing screen only can be set to a single image.

rdar://17175381 - Bug Filed for HTTP Server via config profile!

You can’t get rid of Music and Radio icons 

They won’t work if you don’t login.

rdar://17175381 - Bug Filed Please dupe!

Bluetooth Airplay Discovery

A great concept that fails under heavy testing.

This is for when the Apple TV is on a different subnet than your IOS Device.

Please using your enterprise AP’s to filter Bounjour, I only wish Ruckus would give us the ability based on AP. They do have some classroom stuff of forwarding traffic between vlan’s though.

My Conference Room/Hotel Room setup Instructions:

  1. Set Language English
  2. Join Wifi - Or use iPhone Configuration profile to install a Wifi Network
  3. Select NO to improve Apple’s Products
  4. Run Software update
  5. Go to Settings -> General
    1. Change Name to Custom (note this defaults to same as AirPlay name): XXXX 
    2. Software Updates - > Update Automatically: OFF 
    3. Time Zone -> Set Automatically: ON
    4. Sleep After: Never
    5. Send Data to Apple: NO
  6. Go to Settings -> Main Menu (I hid all apps that require a login, use your own judgement)
    • A&E: Hide
    • ABC: Hide
    • Acc Sports: Hide
    • Apple Events: Show
    • Bloomberg: Show
    • Crackle: Hide
    • Crunchyroll: Hide
    • Disney Channel: Hide
    • Disney Junior: Hide
    • Disney XD: Hide
    • ESPN: Hide
    • Flickr: Show
    • HBO GO: Hide
    • History: Hide
    • Hulu Plus: Hide
    • iCloud Photos: Hide
    • iMovie Theater: Hide
    • KORTV: Hide
    • LifeTime: Hide
    • MLB.tv: Hide
    • MLS: Hide
    • NBA: Hide
    • Netflix: Hide
    • NHL: Hide
    • PBS: Hide
    • Podcasts: Show
    • Radio: Show
    • Red Bull TV: Hide
    • Sky News: Show
    • Smithsonian: Show
    • Trailers: Show
    • Vevo: Show
    • Vimeo: Hide
    • Weather: Show
    • WSJ Live: Hide
    • WWE Network: Hide
    • Yahoo Screen Show
    • Youtube: Show
  7. Go to Flickr App:
    1. Add Flickr Contact: FlickrAccout
  8. Go to Settings -> Screen Saver
    1. Start After: 2 Minutes
    2. Show During Music: Yes
    3. Photos-> Flickr -> FlickrAccout -> In Room - Apple Tv
    4. ScreenSavers: Classic
      1. Time Per Side: 10 Seconds
      2. Transitions: Dissolve
  9. Go to Settings -> AirPlay
    1. Airplay: On
    2. Conference Room Display: On
      1. Conference Room Display: On
      2. Choose Photo->Flickr -> FlickrAccout -> In Room - Apple Tv AirPlay Static -> Only Photo
    3. Security: Onscreen Code
    4. Require Device Verification: OFF
  10. Go to Settings -> General -> Restrictions:
    1. Turn On Restrictions:
      1. Passcode: 1234
      2. Purchase and Rental: Hide
      3. Ratings for: United States
      4. Restrict Movies: NO
      5. Restrict TV Shows: NO
      6. Explicit Music and Podcasts: Allow
      7. AirPlay Settings: Ask
    2. Go to Settings -> Main Menu
      1. Passcode: 1234
      2. Set Flickr to: ASK

thisfeliciaday:

Let It Go - Frozen - Alex Boyé (Africanized Tribal Cover) Ft. One Voice Children’s Choir (by Alex Boye)

Guys I don’t pay attention to covers but MAN is this one AMAZINGGGGGG

rcarzo:

At 15 years old, after hearing the music of his soon-to-be idol, Stevie Wonder, Ryan Leslie called his dad and said, “Dad, I’m behind,” to which his father replied, “Ryan, how are you behind? You’re attending Harvard University at 15 years old.”

Leslie was enrolled as a pre-med student; he wanted to study music. 

If you listen to his speech, it’s clear why Ryan was able to attend Harvard at such a young age. He’s sharp. (It probably helps that he’s very driven, too — practicing polyphasic sleep while in school.) It’s also clear why he disrupted the music business in the early 2000s, at that time leveraging the Myspace platform. He doesn’t accept the status quo. Like any great entrepreneur, he’s constantly questioning, constantly wondering, “There’s gotta be a better way.” 

Leslie will be entering a battle of David v. Goliath, as he looks to disrupt the now-deeply entrenched iTunes business model. In an industry forever reluctant to change, he wants to give artists the ability own the relationship with their fans, instead of Apple having a monopoly on that data.

Fitting that Leslie refers to his fan club as “Renegades,” because he personifies the term as well as anyone. 

This is why I have been following Ryan Leslie since 2004. 

This is why this show was great, spot on from the premise.

(Source: petervidani, via benjaminstein)

Priceonomics Blog: If Sitting Is The New Smoking, Then Why Do We Make Kids Do It? →

priceonomics:

“Sitting,” according to Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic, “is the new smoking. Sitting is literally bad for you.”

It’s a hyperbolic line. It’s also a decent comparison. Sitting for long periods leads to increased risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. It

mrgan:

“Work” icon

mrgan:

“Work” icon

Tesla Is The New Apple →

parislemon:

Steven Johnson on the impending electric car revolution being led by Tesla:

And if that’s the case, then the automobile industry will go through exactly what the computer and software world went through with the rise of the PC, the Web, and the mobile revolutions. Smaller companies that bet heavily on the new paradigm will become dominant in an amazingly short amount of time; behemoths who cling to the old models will swiftly become afterthoughts. The EV revolution will be like Hemingway’s classic line about going broke: it will happen gradually, then all of a sudden.

Agreed. This is going to happen sooner than most people think.

[via Daring Fireball]

david:

SAY NO TO VERTICAL VIDEOS!

A PSA I fully stand behind

(Source: hitrecordjoe)

Netflix Series Spending Revealed →

parislemon:

Andrew Wallenstein of Variety reports on a panel featuring CAA TV literary agent Peter Micelli, who spoke about Netflix:

“The cheapest show is $3.8 million an episode,” Micelli told a crowd of more than 500 lawyers in the entertainment business. “‘House of Cards’ started at $4.5 million and (executive producer David) Fincher took it way above that.”

It ain’t cheap, but with Microsoft, Amazon, Redbox, Verizon, and others now getting into this game, there’s little question in my mind that this will be the future of television. 

The bigger note from this article is the last one, Ratings are now competitive secrets:

"Micelli even revealed that Netflix’s motivation to be so secretive is rooted in something one of its competitors discovered the hard way. He explained that HBO came to regret its decision to release ratings information when “The Sopranos” emerged as a big hit, only to see much of the programming that came afterward pale by comparison in terms of audience.

“Netflix learned from that and they’re not going to do it,” he said.”“

parislemon:

fastcodesign:

Aerial Photographs Of Tulip Fields In The Netherlands By Normann Szkop

I think I’ve already reblogged this several times. But I just can’t stop. And I’m not sure why.

(Source: fastcodesign)