Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 7:18 PM (in response to AtlantaPaul)
Then something in the network is likely blocking the connection.
Here are some tips
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 1:05 AM (in response to AtlantaPaul)
I get this problem a lot, particularly after a software update. Normally doing a restart will fix things, but if not then unplusg the ATV from the power, wait a couple of minutes and plug back in again. Also make sure that you start iTunes and let it run for a few minutes before starting the ATV so that the network has time to pick up homesharing.
Note that if you are not getting anything at all (so no access to movies etc via the shop on the ATV) then it is likely a network issue as per vazandrew's suggestion, however if it is just your home library which cannot be accessed then restart or power cycle normally works for me.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 1:48 PM (in response to vazandrew)
I went down this list of recommended actions and nothing has worked. I know that the Apple TV and AirPlay are working because I can stream music from my iPhone & iPad. Also, for some unknown reason, the icon to "Choose Speakers" is not present on my iTunes.
To recap, here is what I have tried:
Restart, reset, & restore Apple TV
Update firmware/software on Apple TV, Windows 7, wireless router, & iTunes
Reset Home Sharing on iTunes & Apple TV
Turn offpower to PC, wireless router, cable modem, Apple TV and restart
Turned off Windows firewall
Any other ideas?AppleTV 2
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 1:57 PM (in response to Captain Pengie)
I restarted iTunes, turned off the power to Apple TV and then restarted to no avail. See the list of things that I have tried in my post above. I can stream my purchased iTunes content via Apple TV app but it doesn't recognize my PC upstairs with my iTunes content. Very perplexing problem. What about uninstalling/reinstalling iTunes? I'm grasping at solutions here.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 2:24 PM (in response to AtlantaPaul)
Use istumbler.net to check for possible interference. Are you using any security software?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 4:29 PM (in response to vazandrew)
I'm using the latest version of Microsoft Security Essentials.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 5:17 PM (in response to AtlantaPaul)
May want to check into that as it can sometimes cause issues with the connection, along with verifying interference.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 5:48 PM (in response to AtlantaPaul)
Can't really comment about MS SE - I prefer to use something a bit more robust when it comes to security than a generic solution. Could be that it is causing issues by firewalling your PC off from the ATV. Try disabling or even uninstalling it and see if that helps.
Also check your router settings to make sure they follow Apple's suggestions:
When I was living in an apartment building I had a lot of trouble with interference from neighbours and the ATV/iPad kept getting knocked off the network. All cleared up when I changed the settings on 2.4GHz channel width to 20MHz. If you have several people near you with routers and wireless home phones this could be giving you trouble.
If not any of these I'm out of ideas. Best of luck.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 3:40 PM (in response to AtlantaPaul)
I've recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion and since that my Apple TV just won't see my itunes library, although if I play something from my Macbook Pro it will play through the apple TV, I just can't seem to browse through my library. This is the whole point of me buying Apple TV so I can go to bed and browse through movies, music etc without having my laptop beside me.
I've tried every bit of advice on the net and nothing has fixed the issue. As a long time apple user, this is getting me seriously peed off and making me wish I'd never bought what is essentially now an expensive paper weight!
About time apple pulled their socks up and started fixing these issues, issues that have been ongoing for years now!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 6:47 PM (in response to MrZarlton1)
We are only users here, and without knowing what you've tried it is hard to help or see if further troubleshooting is needed.
You will not see a response from Apple and there is little chance they will see this so if you really have tried everything and want to give feedback you can use the link.