Airplay Mirroring, No devices detected

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Lokoso, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. Lokoso macrumors newbie

    Aug 1, 2011
    So i just upgraded my Imac, and i wanna test out the Airplay mirroring and i get this -


    As you can see it can't find my Apple TV.

    The apple tv is turned on, i can see it if i go into itunes, and i can see it on my iphone too.

    the Imac is from 2012 too.

    Does anyone have a clay why it says this?
  2. bbeckes macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    Me Too

    Same thing happened to me, my iMac is only a few months old so I know its compatible with the upgrade.
  3. hafr macrumors 68030

    Sep 21, 2011
  4. dhodges macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2012
    How to fix it

    To elaborate on what another poster said, there is an update to the Apple TV software that fixes this problem.
    Your AppleTV device should be running software version 5.01.
    If it isn't, do the upgrade and your Apple TV will be available for Airplay from Mountain Lion.
  5. DanielC88 macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2012
    New Zealand
    Same problem her

    I have the same problem and My Apple TV version is at 5.02. Initially the problem was that the sound could not be streamed. I can see the video n TV but the sound is still coming from my mac. I restarted it and the problem came device detected..This is frustrating...mountain lion..
  6. NMF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2011
    Same issue here, "Not device detected," and yet AirPlay Mirroring was working fine last week. Apple TV2 is updated to latest version and all that.

    But! I found a solution.

    On your Apple TV go to Settings. Go to the Airplay tab. Airplay will be turned on most likely. Turn it off, then back on. The button immediately showed up on my Mac once I did that, and mirroring worked fine.

    Kind of a work-around solution but it's pretty fast and does the job.
  7. Kevin L. macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    You're a genius! My AppleTV had been working perfectly with streaming from iTunes and Airplay Mirroring, but then last week it just wouldn't show up on my iMac anymore. I scoured all the forums, and Apple's own FAQ sheet, but had no luck. I didn't think to check the settings in the Apple TV but somehow the Airplay switch randomly reset its self to off. Grr...
    Anyhow, thanks for the fix!
  8. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    This was the problem! After updating the Apple TV, it turned Airplay Off. Thanks!
  9. mrclean28h macrumors newbie

    Mar 27, 2014
    Thank you

    Thanks to you I am able to reconnect to the Apple TV by reseting the modeum

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