View Full Version : apple tv stops when mac screensaver starts

Jul 31, 2011, 07:31 AM
My apple tv has been working fine for many months since purchase. However today for some reason when playing movies from my mac itunes on apple tv, the mac computer screensaver comes on after its default timeout and stops the apple tv from playing the movie. I don't think i've changed any of my settings?

It never used to do this, the movies just played fine and the mac screensaver somehow "knew" the apple tv was in use so never came on – no problem.

Now I have a 4 step process to follow – 1) turn on apple tv; 2) turn off mac screen saver; 3) watch movie; 4) remember to turn mac screensave back on.

It used to be a 2 step process – 1) turn on apple tv; 2) watch movie.

I want to go back to my 2 step process if possible.

I'm using OS 10.6.8