3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 19, 2013 12:04 PM by DJChad
M1K31972 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is anyone else having issues keeping home sharing connected to appletv?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), iOS 5.1.1
  • 1. Re: I'm having issues keeping iTunes connected to apple TV
    Mystic1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    YES!!  iTunes keeps hanging when it's been idle for more than 20 or 30 minutes.  I've been reading all the posts and so far no resolution from Apple.

  • 2. Re: I'm having issues keeping iTunes connected to apple TV
    fergdaddy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same problem with all of my apple tv's (both Gen 1 and 2),


    Since they updated iTunes (10.6.2 and 10.6.3) and the two latest Apple TV software updates, my apple tv connect when you start iTunes but after a while of inactivity none of my apple tv's will reconnect to iTunes. The only way the apple tv's will reconnect is after you restart iTunes.


    I started syncing my Mac mini iTunes library to my Mac Book Pro iTunes library and then Home Sharing both computers thinking this way I will have two identical libraries incase one goes down I would have a live backup for seamless entertainment.


    This worked for over a year, then once the iTunes 10.6.2 software was released it broke my setup (at the same time they released a update for the apple tv's also. Then they released iTunes 10.6.3 and another apple tv update but it still did not fix it.


    I have tried just running one library at a time but it has no effect after a while of inactivity you have to restart iTunes for the apple tv's to reconnect.


    I am runnning Lion on my Mac Book Pro and Snow Lep on my Mac Mini so it is not a OS issue (I believe).

  • 3. Re: I'm having issues keeping iTunes connected to apple TV
    DJChad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar issue for months.  I finally found a root cause.  It may or may not be yours, but mine was so remote and random, I am decided to share in hopes it helps you shortcut your way to a solution.


    Turns out I am having Wireless interference with my Wireless Soundbar/Subwoofer.  I would loose connection or not be able to start playback on a movie for several hours, if ever... even with a locally stored movie on my imac to my ATV.  I got a replacement ATV, moved my ATV (that worked find regardless of ethernet or wireless) from living room to the problematic bedroom area. That is when I discovered I must have a wireless issue in the bedroom. 


    So look around the room and see if you have a wireless anything that might be causing you an issue and turn it off.  If your ATV starts working.... then you have found your root cause.