Macbook Pro & Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by revm1m, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011
    when I close my macbook pro , my apple tv stops working, if I am watching my photos or listing to my music from itunes. What is wrong with this???
  2. macrumors 65816

    Mar 27, 2011
    If you're streaming from iTunes on your computer, the computer has to be running. When you close the lid the computer goes to sleep and iTunes shuts down, cutting off the streaming.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR

    Are you asking why or how it happens or are you insinuating it shouldn't?
  4. macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2011
    Dutch Mountains
    I think having an option to keep the ATV-connection running dispite closing the lid would be every nice indeed,
  5. macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009

    Macs automatically go to sleep when you close the lid (unless attached to an external monitor and plugged in).

    Just go download NoSleep.

    It allows you to turn an option on and off that allows you to close the lid of your Mac, but not automatically put itself to sleep. I've used it for years. I do a lot of DVD ripping on my Macbook Air, but my little one likes to play with the keyboard when the lid is open. Perfect solution.


    See my post above for a work around. Easy Peasy
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 14, 2011

    thank you all!
  7. macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2012
    Is there any downside to using no sleep? Maybe heating issues?
  8. macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario

    not really maybe if you doing some intensive like rendering a file or converting or ripping large files but not just using it for airplay or home sharing to the ATV

    but if you use your mbp with a monitor in clamshell mode remember to disable nosleep or clamshell mode will not kick in

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