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Early 2011 Macbook Pro + iPhone 5 + 2nd Gen Apple TV = No Airplay

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milesgrimes Calculating status...
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Jan 28, 2013 10:55 PM

I have been searching and searching for a solution. I have all the necessary equipment (don't ask... I checked to make sure multiple times). All my devices are connected to the same wifi network and airplay just isnt' working!

I have airplay "on" on my apple tv, no code (tried it with a code too...). Home Sharing is turned "on" in each of my devices (iphone 5, macbook pro, apple tv). They are all connected to the same exact network. I've never had issues with this before until I upgraded to itunes 11 and got an iPhone 5. Also, my remote app on my iphone 5 won't work either.


I can't Home Share my music, I can't AirPlay from my iOS 6 device to my ATV, and I can't AirPlay from my Macbook Pro (it is the right model, in case anyone is tempted to ask) to my Apple TV. I just updated all devices to their latest software. This is what I'm getting when I try to connect:

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I'm really not looking for trouble shooting guides and other walkthroughs, here. I've read them all. I've STUDIED them all. Nothing is working. I think this is an isolated case and I need some help. It's SUPER frustrating. =\

AppleTV 2
  • julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)



    I note there is a lot of taboos in replying, but one simple possibility you have not mentioned, a reboot of router?  I know it is simple and you probably have tried it but just in case.


    Mirror can also suffer from interference from other devices and household appliances. Have you changes any other electronic equipment around the time this problem started.  I think this is a network problem, mirror is quite easy to bump off networks so any detail on the network set up may help someone to see your issue.





  • eagleonthebeach Calculating status...

    I am a bit of a newbie but I just went through the same process without a hitch. You state, "when I plug my ATV into my computer, iTunes does not recognize it as being connected." Your ATV should be plugged into TV with and HDMI cable and connected to your home network wirelessly.


    Did you go to settings on your ATV and identify your TV, connect ATV to your home network and set AirpPlay ON on your ATV ??


    I have an ATV2. My Macbook is an older version (2009) and I have an iPad1......neither support AirPlay. However, my iPhone 4S does. I simply connected by iPhone to my home network and double-clicked the Home button on my iPhone, and the AirPlay icon appeared. I then clicked on the AirPlay icon and I was able to mirror my iPhone and stream video and audio (like YouTube) to my LCD TV.


    With my older Macbook Pro I can't mirror but I can play videos to my TV thru ATV if I first place the video in iTunes.


    Hope this helps

  • julesnewtoMac Level 4 Level 4 (1,240 points)

    Glad it worked! 


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