Apple already has made a media server for home use. Its call an iPad 3 with Airplay. Simple put you are spend more money and avoiding the obvious options of setting up your Apple TV to an iPad 3 via Airplay with mirroring and using

3. Use a media server software to access this and play it on my TV using my apple TV. Media server software.. is irrelevant.. you need a player.. not software.. you cannot load software on a TC.. you need a player that can source its files on network resources. eg iTunes on a Mac or PC can have the library on the TC and play it to Apple TV.. ‎Stream to your HD TV using next generation UPnP/DLNA streamer. Supports streaming Movies, TV Series, Music, Photos and your videos from iTunes store. Tested with - Plex server - Kodi - Serviio - Twonky - PlayerXtreme - VLC and 23 other servers Can play with TV including - Samsung HD TVs - Sony… Apple Original shows and movies from Apple TV+. Just the premium channels you want. Thousands of movies to buy or rent. Popular streaming services and cable TV providers. It’s personalized and expertly curated, so you’ll discover the best of what’s on. And it’s all in the Apple TV app. On all your screens. It’s the ultimate way to

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TwonkyMedia server, a cross-platform multimedia server and entertainment hub for digital media, available for Android, Apple TV, iOS, Linux, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox 360. Universal Media Server , a free (open source) DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server for Windows, macOS and Linux (originally based on the PS3 Media Server). Universal Media Server | About