Have you ever wanted to show friends and family your photos on your Apple TV? You could use AirPlay to stream them from your iPad, iPhone or Mac, but now, if you’re a CC user, you can also download the Lightroom app from the App Store (fourth generation Apple TV only).
To install the app, navigate to the App Store and search for Lightroom, then tap Install.
When Lightroom opens, click Sign In.
Lightroom asks you to open http://lightroom.adobe.com/tv in a web browser on another device, sign in with your Adobe ID and then type in the code displayed on your TV, which is much easier than trying to use the Apple TV onscreen keyboard.
Once you’re signed in, Lightroom downloads your collections. You can navigate around the photos using the touchpad on the remote. Swipe up to access the menu at the top, then left or right to select the Collections view, All Photos view or Settings.
In the Collections view or Grid view, swipe up/down to scroll through the thumbnails. Swiping left and right allows you to navigate around the thumbnails. The highlighted thumbnail enlarges in size, and you can tap to select the photo to view it in full screen view. Any gray cells are just waiting to download.
In Loupe view, swiping down/up shows/hides the Filmstrip at the top of the screen. The menu button acts as a ‘back’ button, and the Play button plays a slideshow.
It’s a first release, so there’s no filtering yet, which is the one feature I miss. However, with a little forethought in creating collections, the Apple TV app is a convenient option for sharing photos with friends and family.