Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 16, 2013, 07:53 PM   #1
ian m
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Apple TV not mirroring

I've had my Apple TV for about a year and only really use it for Netflix and Youtube. I recently upgraded my Early 2011 Macbook's OS to Mountain Lion and last night I noticed a strange icon in my toolbar that looked like this I clicked it and saw it said "Apple TV", and immediately my Netflix movie shut off and my TV screen was mirroring my laptop's screen.

The only problem is I can't get it to work again. That icon isn't appearing in my toolbar, and my computer says it can't read my Apple TV or any other Airplay devices. Is this a common problem? I want to explore this option some more and can't seem to mirror my laptop anymore.

Last edited by ian m; Jan 16, 2013 at 08:35 PM.
ian m is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 2013, 02:07 AM   #2
Pug72
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: England
Sounds like a flaky router prob to me.

Try turning it on and off again.
Pug72 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:25 AM   #3
Legios
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Reset your ATV and reconnect everything. Mirroring works great after having to do that.
Legios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:34 AM   #4
JohnLT13
macrumors 6502a
 
JohnLT13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Boston (aka Red Sox Nation)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Legios View Post
Reset your ATV and reconnect everything. Mirroring works great after having to do that.
This has happened to me a few times, also my ATV will tell me to turn on home sharing when i have already done so. Reboots work wonders sometimes.
JohnLT13 is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:33 PM   #5
ian m
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Alright, so since posting the OP I did an iTunes upgrade, as well as upgrade my ATV just to be safe. I finally got the Airplay icon in my menu bar, but it took a while to show up. I'm guessing it's just a connection issue, as many people I've seen online have had similar problems. The icon's still there, so hopefully it stays there.

The mirroring works well, but when I play a movie through my laptop the TV image freezes and lags, as well. I'm assuming this is just an effect of using Wi-fi and having this be a new technology.
ian m is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:35 PM   #6
blueroom
macrumors 603
 
blueroom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
What router are you using? If the ATV on WiFi or Ethernet?
__________________
My iOS devices are not jailbroken.
Bill
My Blog
blueroom is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
apple mirroring Vinces46 MacBook Pro 2 Mar 19, 2013 05:55 PM
Apple TV Mirroring help robotrenegade Apple TV and Home Theater 1 Oct 29, 2012 10:40 PM
mirroring to two Apple TV's Varjoti Apple TV and Home Theater 1 Sep 9, 2012 04:45 PM
Apple tv will not wake up for mirroring mentaluproar Apple TV and Home Theater 0 Aug 14, 2012 07:23 PM
Apple TV Mirroring With Headphones? ManWithoutPlan OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 11 Jul 28, 2012 10:08 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:07 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC