atv constantly loses connection with itunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ekrem13, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2012
    I have been experiencing atv connection problems with homesharing. I didnt have any issues before, I also dont know if it is software related tho it began after updating to osx 10.8.5. When I stream movie, it suddenly interrups and warns to turn on homesharing although it is already on, the internet connection is still there but loses connection with itunes. This issue happens almost twice a movie, comes back within a min without any action... So annoying.
  2. macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Have you tried re-setting the ATV? Sometimes a re-boot helps to fix issues like this. Also, is the unit cabled in or are you using wifi?
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2012
    I tried a few things such as restrart, sign out and re- sign in, turn off-on homesharing ... but no help. I'm not sure but don't believe it is due to set up or network. It is connected via wireless. I ll reset atv after back home tonite, do we have to apply all the settings after reset?
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2012
    I've read that the ATV doesn't consume a lot of power, so why not just try keeping it "on" with a screen saver.

    That's the only thing that has worked for me.
  5. macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2012
    Have you tried a router reboot? That typically solves my problems with anything home sharing related.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2012
    I had the same problem.
    Just set it to NOT to sleep.
    Works every time.
  7. thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 21, 2012
    thanks for the tip. worked for now.
  8. macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2012
    I've found that resets work for awhile...but then something hiccups and it loses the connection again.

    Just make sure it doesn't sleep and you'll be fine.

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