Apple TV, Home Sharing?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by trvsglr, Nov 27, 2012.

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    trvsglr

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    I picked up an Apple tv about a week ago and i can't get enough of it! When I try to connect my PC through Home Sharing though I'm not sure its working right. I turned Home Sharing on and entered the same Apple ID and password on my PC and Apple tv, but when i go to the computers section on the Apple tv my PC does not show up. They are connected to the same wifi and everything. Any help, thank you!
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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    Did you turn on home sharing in iTunes as well as the Apple TV? Is the PC on running iTunes when you try to connect?
     
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    Yes, Home Sharing is activated on both devices and I leave my PC with iTunes up and running on it.
     
  4. slothrob, Nov 28, 2012
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    You may have already done this, but I'd double check to be sure that you signed into Home Sharing with the same ID and Password, on both the computer and aTV. Try signing out of Home Sharing on both, then back in on the computer then the aTV.
     
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    Home sharing is hit and miss at the moment. Hopefully iTunes 11 will fix the issues.
     
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    after u signed in, try turning off home sharing and turn it back on.
     
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    trvsglr

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    I appreciate everyone's feed back and i have tried all of the above suggestions. Here is the message i get under the "computers" section of the Apple TV.

    Apple TV Message.JPG

    I hope i did that right, Does this mean it worked? I'm sorry everyone, I'm just so lost with this!
     
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    I know this is not helping, but are you on Mac or Windows? I ask because when trying to share using Windows (XP) iTunes it doesn't work me. Surprisingly, when using Mac version it does... Both are the latest iTunes versions btw.
    I haven't found anything related on the web. I turned off Firewalls, restarted Bonjour and other Apple services but nothing helped. Eventually I gave up and just thought: "Crap Windows version!"
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    Sometimes connecting as a guest because of convenience limits the network privileges in such a way as to render some of our expensive toys useless.

    I had an ongoing problem where I was unable to AirPlay to my apple tv because I had connected it to as a guest on my AirPort Extreme Base Station. I switched it back to the main one and the problem went away. In my case, the guest password was easier to remember, but it comes with some limits.
     
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    PC, Windows 7.
     
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    Huh, then I guess: Here's to hoping for iTunes 11. Although it doesn't make sense to me that the option is built in but doesn't work in the Windows version. Also, why can't I find anything on the web regarding this issue...
    I'd like to hear from Windows users who have no problem with the ATV and Home Sharing. Surely there have to be some. Windows users, I mean. It seems improbable that 99% of ATV users are on Macs.
     
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    Turn off windows firewall. Trust me when I say this. Try a different network cable. I had a cable that had a messed up connector that would flop around when my wife put her candle holder on the wire causing a disconnect. It sounds stupid but try it.
     
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    trvsglr

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    A different cable for my wireless router? Or a different cable for the Apple tv? I am going wireless from my router to the Apple tv. They are in seperate rooms.
     
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    I would check your iTunes setting/prefs to make sure that your entire library is being shared and that it is not password protected. Just helping you check possible loose ends.
     
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    I realize you stated both devices are on the same wifi but just for kicks what are the IP addresses of both devices... It's a long shot but perhaps a rogue DHCP demon is mucking up the werks...
     
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    trvsglr

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    Just ealier tonight bewfore i left for work I synced my iPhone and I noticed near the top of iTunes on my PC was an airplay button, does this have anything to do with Home Sharing? It was there for a little and when I clicked on it an option was there for my Apple TV, but then it went away and it has not been back since. I have tried restarting and everyting to try to get it to pop up but nothing. Also my Apple TV was asleep while this happened. I tried turning it on hoping that maybe my PC would detect it but nothing.
     
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    Do you have IPv6 active on your network or are using a non-Apple router?
     
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    MonkeySee....

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    That means you can share your desktop with your Apple TV. (your screen will display on your TV via the ATV)
     
  19. macrumors regular

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    What router are you using, I recently switched to Fios and use the provided Router which totally broke home sharing unless I changed some settings deep within the router.
     
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    Legios, which FIOS router do you have? I have the Actiontec MI424WR Rev. E, and my ATV3 is working fine with wifi. I haven't changed any settings. Maybe a different one would work for you?
     
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    This. I had your same problem using Windows 7, but when I turned off IPv6 home sharing has since worked perfectly.
     
  22. macrumors 6502

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    See if you can access your library on your iphone using homesharing.
     
  23. macrumors regular

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    Cant remember off the top of my head but I changed the setting and it automagically worked.
     
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    trvsglr

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    Ok, my Home Sharing is now working! I just used it tonight and worked perfect. Not sure what the problem was, tonight for kicks I gave it a shot and everything worked fine. My entire iTunes library was on my tv! Hopefully it stays working!
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    I have no suggestion about Apple TV home sharing because now I have no any Apple TV but I am so much interested about Apple TV. Also I want to buy it but I have no enough money. So, off course I will buy it after some days.
     

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