Change Hostname

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It is actually rather hard to get the hostname to change properly on the AppleTV but I finally found the settings that need to be changed. So, to change your hostname do the following, replacing the default AppleTV.local with the new hostname.

  1. Set the hostname in unix, this won't actually change anything, but it's best to have them all the same.
    • sudo hostname AppleTV.local
  2. Either copy the following file to OSX to edit it, or use a editor on the AppleTV.
    • /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/preferences.plist
  3. Find the Root->System section.
    • Under Network->HostNames change LocalHostName to AppleTV
    • Under System change ComputerName to AppleTV
  4. Reboot the AppleTV

--Dr Omega 05:22, 19 March 2008 (CET)