You have two ways to get iTunes content from your computer to a first- generation Apple TV: syncing and streaming. The following table helps you understand the differences between syncing and streaming.

Method Library Stored on Apple TV Hard Drive 802.11b Support Source Computer Must Stay On Photo Features Buffering Pauses Capacity
Syncing 1 Yes All media No Yes No 32GB maximum
Streaming Up to 5 No No video Yes No Yes Unlimited browsing