iPad Pro - a new future for my hobby

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Mike Boreham Senior Member • Posts: 1,610
Re: iPad Pro - a new future for my hobby

Andy Hewitt wrote:

Mike Boreham wrote:

Andy Hewitt wrote:

I would have liked to have stuck with Lightroom to be honest, but it fails on too many counts for my purposes - the AppleTV app doesn't work at all for my setup (Adobe forum engineers confirmed it's not happy with the number of folders and albums I have, although Photos works just fine with the same setup),

Andy how do Lightroom or Photos interact with Apple TV ?...I have never thought of any connection between them.

Hi Mike,

Yes, as Tom says, the Apple TV has apps available to be able to display photos from both Apple Photos or Lightroom’s cloud service.

To expand, Lightroom is only available as an App on the later TV box, i.e. the HD or 4K versions (gen 4 with the App Store downloads available). The Photos viewer is available on older TV boxes too, I have an older (gen 3, with the fixed apps as supplied by Apple) box that still works fine with all the available apps on it, but you can’t install Lightroom.

You can also Screen Mirror or Airplay from an iOS/iPadOS device, so that works with Photos and Lightroom on any TV box that supports Airplay.

However, on my Gen4 HDTV box, Lightroom refuses to run at all, it does the spinney thing for ages then quits. I have a lot of folders and albums in my Lightroom setup, and Adobe confirmed that this is too much for the TV App to handle. They have been working on a fix for weeks now, but I’ve nope heard anything in response for a while.

The same setup works perfectly fine in the Photos app on all devices.


Thanks Andy and Tom,

I have only recently acquired a gen 4 ATV and hadn't really considered this use, but just gave it a go and it seemed to work very well, including Lightroom. No spinney thing. I have 79K photos and about 500 albums. Seems I got lucky or maybe the latest update fixed it.

Apple Photos only wanted to show my shared albums, not the rest of my library.

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