ATV suddenly not showing in iTunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by liquidsuns, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    So my Apple TV is suddenly not showing up in iTunes. I've had it for like 2 months and it's worked fine, well, it's showed up in iTunes fine. I didn't change any settings, I didn't unplug my ATV, nor even turn of my iMac. I did close iTunes at one point, but I can only assume the syncing problem happened then.

    When I go to iTunes>Preferences>Apple TV, it shows the ATV there and says it's syncing. But it doesn't show up in the sidebar and the ATV isn't showing any of the videos that I stream from the iMac. The ATV internet (youtube,podcasts) is working fine. iMac internet is working fine.

    I've reset my ATV, restarted iTunes, unplugged my ATV...any ideas what to do next?

    I love the ATV but there are always just these little problems it keeps having; this, the remote randomly not working, content randomly disappearing, video not working, audio not working. Just....ahhhhh!

    But seriously, any help with the current issue?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Shoesy

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    Colchester, UK.
    #2
    That's weird, I have NEVER heard of anything like this ever ever before (ever).

    Anyway, maybe you could try a factory restore and check your network channel isn't being used by a different nearby device, or check for sources of interference.

    Weird. Never heard of that. ever.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    May 27, 2008
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    how does the :apple:tv connect to your network?

    I've had random problems with an airport express (wirelessly joins my existing non-apple network) that will show up in iTunes, but can't connect. After messing with the express for quite a while and not getting it to work, I reset my main router, and the express started working instantly.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Jun 23, 2009
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    After updating iTunes to 9.1.1 this morning, itunes now sees the ATV again. I don't know what it's problem was. Strange little device.
     

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