Apple TV not mirroring

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ian m, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. ian m, Jan 16, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2013

    macrumors newbie

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    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 [​IMG] 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.
     
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    Pug72

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    Sounds like a flaky router prob to me.

    Try turning it on and off again.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Reset your ATV and reconnect everything. Mirroring works great after having to do that.
     
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    JohnLT13

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    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
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    blueroom

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    What router are you using? If the ATV on WiFi or Ethernet?
     

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