Had the same problem but finally found the fix:
Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings
Go to File sharing connections (In your current Profile)
Click on "Enable file sharing for devices that must use 40 or 56 bit encryption"
Try your remote ... My Iphone 4 "Remote" program would not work on a 64 bit Win 7 machine until I tried this ... Now it works great!
As mentioned earlier:
1. Turn off wireless sync on all of the devices and sync each device:
What I found to fix it quickly after performing #1..
2. Deauthorize your computer.
3. Authorize your computer.
4. Turn on Home Sharing (step 2,3) should leave it disabled by default.
5. Open YouTube on your iPhone/iPad/etc and play a movie to the Apple TV.
6. Let it play for a few minutes.
7. Close iTunes.
8. Open iTunes, play a movie/tv show or MP3 and then you now have the option to play to the Apple TV.
9. Likewise, on the Apple TV you now can see the computer and iTunes library.
Weird number of steps to get it working, but it seemed to do the trick; recently I wanted to try wifi-sync and then this problem cropped up again, best to keep it off.
I have been having this same issue that so many have been talking about with my Apple TV2s since installing the newer iTunes software in the fall of 2011. I am frustrated like everyone else. I have wasted countless hours trying new ideas to fix this issue. I am extremely surprised that Apple has not effectively addressed this issue with a fix.
I have tried your fix jpiszcz and no luck. I have also tried all of the other previous ones. I can get one of my Apple TV2s to work (unplugging the other 2) for about 5 minutes after turning off home sharing, but then it just stops. This home sharing feature sounds great, if it only worked again (initially, after buying my first Apple TV2 it worked for a few months). It seems clear to me that there are many many people having the same issue with Apple TV2 and home sharing, yet it is has gone unresolved for so long. Does anyone know of a real and definitive fix for this issue? If not, shame on you Apple for not resolving this.
Hi everyone, I had the problem and fixed it.
I could see the my library through home sharing on the Apple TV, but it wouldn't connect until now.
I'm running an imac 10.6.8 with apple tv second generation. I am a hobby photographer using aperature and wanted to share my thousands of photos through homesharing on my apple tv and couldn't figure it out.
Fix: Go to System Preferences, Security, Firewall...
Leave firewall on, BUT in "Advanced" settings UNCHECK "block all incoming connections"
IT MUST BE UN-CHECKED.
Hope that helps,
Firebind has a test that can let you know whether the Bonjour TCP and UDP ports listed in the Apple Support FAQ are being blocked or not.
It wil test TCP 5297 and 5298 as well as UDP 5298 and 5353 to confirm there is no firewall blocking them.
I struggled with this problem for a long time, but I think I have finally resolved it. My home sharing would only work sparodically on my Win7 PC, only after fiddling with a bunch of settings, rebooting various devices, restarting bonjour, crossing my fingers and standing on my head. Finally I looked at the event viewer, found several errors that were happening in Bonjour, and looked at some windows sites. I discovered that itunes does not play well with TCP/IPv6 ( the latest internet protocol). I went to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center. Clicked on Change adapter settings, right-clicked on the network icon, seleted properties, unchecked Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) ( I left version 4 checked). Then I hit okay, and rebooted my PC. When it came back up, Home Sharing was working perfectly, and all my devices showed up under wifi syncing. I have rebooted my PC several times, and have not had the problem again!
Hope this helps!
Window 7 64bit PC
2 Windows 7 64bit Laptops
Cisco LinksysE4200 router
(2) iPhone 4
Apple TV 2
2 ipod Touches (4th Gen)