New ATV not in iTunes sidebar?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by musicpenguy, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I'm wondering if anyone else with new AppleTVs has it in the iTunes sidebar?

    I've turned on home sharing and it streams great!

    The only way I can get it to show up in iTunes is if I simply plug the ATV via USB into my Mac with no power cord or HDMI

    Any ideas - or is this new ATV not supposed to be seen in iTunes (expect for the AirPlay area)

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 68030

    Arran

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    Mar 7, 2008
    Location:
    Atlanta, USA
    #2
    I'm seeing the same thing. Thought it was a fault at first, but I guess there's no need for it to show up in the sidebar, since it has no local storage: It's simply a streaming destination for iTunes, like an airport express with AirTunes.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Location:
    Chicago
    #3
    I also do not have it showing up on the Itunes sidebar. I think this is the way its supposed to be. I would imagine we won't have the problem of our apple tvs losing connection with our itunes anymore as a result of this switch to home sharing.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

    Arran

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    Location:
    Atlanta, USA
    #4
    Ah-ha! I'd forgotten about that old problem.

    I guess it might still disconnect - we just won't know while sitting in front of our Macs.

    Ignorance is bliss :)
     
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    CrAkD

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    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #5
    anyone else have a hell of a time getting home sharing to show up? I turn it on and off on both my computer and ATV like 3-4 times and the apple tv even crashed once before it finally showed up.
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    #6
    Yep mine froze and I had to disconnect it from power to get it back up. And Home Sharing was taking a while to show up too but now its good to go.
     

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