2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2012 8:00 AM by D Russ
D Russ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm trying to stream music from iTunes on my MacBook Pro to my new Apple TV via AirPlay, but the music is extremely choppy, cutting in and out. It's completely unlistenable. However, I can use AirPlay to stream from my Macbook Pro to my Pioneer VSX 1021 AirPlay enabled receiver with no issues. Additionally, I can stream from my iPhone or iPad to the Apple TV without these issues. Therefore it would appear wifi bandwidth is not the root cause. I'm stumped. Help!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (84,600 points)

    Intermittent problems are often a result of interference. Interference can be caused by other networks in the neighbourhood or from household electrical items.


    You can download and install iStumbler (NetStumbler for windows users) to help you see which channels are used by neighbouring networks so that you can avoid them, but iStumbler will not see household items.


    Refer to your router manual for instructions on changing your wifi channel or adjusting your multicast rate.


    There are other types of problems that can affect networks, but this is by far the most common, hence worth mentioning first.

  • D Russ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the quick response. I would think channel interference would cause the same symptom when using AirPlay to stream music my Apple TV via my iPad and iPhone as well, but these devices work fine. It's only using AirPlay on my MacBook Pro that creates this issue. I've tried multiple channels and there is no change. Any other thoughts?