3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 4:46 AM by c4miles
c4miles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Why do I need to update to iOS 6 or Mac osx 10.8.2 in order to see Photo Stream on Apple TV ? Seems absurd. I've just returned from holiday and want to show pictures to family and this is what I get: "Unable to sign in".


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8), iPhone 4 and iPad using me.com mail
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (90,790 points)

    You should be able to use Photo Stream with Mac OS X 10.7.2 or later, iOS 5 or later and Windows Vista, 7 and 8 with iCloud Control Panel 2.0. Have you tried with one of those?

  • c4miles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your comment. I should have made it clearer in the heading. I was using OS X 10.7.2 and iOS 5 while on holiday and Photo stream was working fine (exept the phone charges blew my budget!). On return home I started up the Apple TV and, without checking details, updated the software to 5.1. That's when the problem started. The 5.1 system requested a sign-off of new terms and conditions and that was not possibe on the Apple TV itself. It would not start Photo Stream. My iPad 1 would not upgrade to iOS 6 so I upgraded my Mac Mini to 10.8, signed up on the T&C and then Photo Stream came up OK. Problem solved but my kids would not wait around.

     

    Issue solved. Not happy with the cross dependancy of software versions when there are so many Apple devices around. Must have some backward compatibility on a device such as Apple TV.

     

    Now the new OS X  iTunes version cannot find thousands of tracks!!!!!!! . . . . . .  keeps me out of mischief

  • c4miles Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The problem with Apple TV 5.1 was a sign-off of new Terms & Conditions and that was dependant on iOS 6 or OSX 8.

     

    Once that issue was cleared then Photo Stream came up OK.

     

    Why the T&C dependancy?