1st Gen white Apple TV doesn't show tabs for Movies or TV shows anymore

Steve247

macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 19, 2007
35
1
in the 'burbs of Toronto
Hello,
the last few days I've noticed that the last tab on the left is Music, TV Shows and Movies are no longer there. I've reset the box and still no luck. It is jail broken, but I've never had this issue before. I did add an Apple TV 2 to the network a few days ago (it's jail broken too).

I suppose I can diconnect the new Apple TV to see if things return to normal on the Apple TV 1, but that wouldn't be an ideal solution.

Thanks for your thoughts and input.

Steve
 

Steve247

macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 19, 2007
35
1
in the 'burbs of Toronto
Follow-up, issues persists

Hello,
I followed my own advice and disconnected the new Apple TV 2, but the TV shows and Movies did not return to the Apple TV 1st generation.
 

roidy

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Dec 30, 2008
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I just dusted off my old ATV1 to tried it and mine still works fine, so apple hasn't shut down store access to the ATV1. I tried setting the iTunes store country to UK, Canada and US and they all show the TV And Movie stores fine, Have you tried changing the country to something else and then changing it back, failing that I'd do a restore and see if that fixes it.
 
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Steve247

macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 19, 2007
35
1
in the 'burbs of Toronto
Mystery solved!

I reeabled the Movies and TV Shows tabs by going going into the Maintenance menu --> Manage Plugins and enabled them both. The Maintenace menu is an option that comes with jail breaking.

Ever since I added the Apple TV 2 either apple remote I have (the white one or the aluminium one) triggers both Apple TVs. I must have inadvertently disabled the Movies and TV show tabs while clicking around on the aTV 2.

I know it seems silly to have two aTVs in the same room, but this is a temporary arrangement pending renovations.

Cheers,
Steve
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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Ever since I added the Apple TV 2 either apple remote I have (the white one or the aluminium one) triggers both Apple TVs. I must have inadvertently disabled the Movies and TV show tabs while clicking around on the aTV 2.
You can pair each with a specific remote so that this won't be a problem in the future.