Airplay STOPS after aerial screensaver starts. Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wozmatic, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. wozmatic macrumors 6502

    wozmatic

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    Airplay has caused a lot of frustration these last few weeks...

    • Using an iPad Air 2 with iOS9 and an iPhone 4 with iOS7 - Issue happens on both devices.
    • Airplaying content to the latest Apple TV 4
    • Apple TV's aerial screensaver starts and at that moment the airplay from the device stops.
    • Airplay output on the device is unchecked, take a couple more tries to play it and screensaver goes black. Airplay resumes but screen still black.

    There are other issues with airplay as well where it will just stop playing. Many times when I have to hit the airplay button on my iPhone/iPad about 3-5 times before it sticks and plays without cutting out.

    A big reason why I upgraded to ATV4 was for airplay, nothing but problems so far :(
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Doesn't have this problem. The fact that the screensaver started on AirPlay tell me that the system thought there's no content playing.
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    what are you air playing? audio or video?

    even though they have the same name, they are technically fairly different.
     
  4. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't happen to me -- the screensaver doesn't kick in if I'm using AirPlay.
     
  5. mic j macrumors 68030

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    I have been having a problem with Airplaying music from iTunes. I start a local radio stream from iTunes and after a few minutes (around 5?), Apple Music from the aTV kicks in. I then have to stop that on the aTV, choose "Computer" (for audio) in iTunes and then switch Airplay back on to Airplay from iTunes to the aTV4.

    Think this could be related? I don't have the tv on while doing this, so not sure if the screen saver is kicking in.
     
  6. wozmatic thread starter macrumors 6502

    wozmatic

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    Actually this always happens when playing audio via the apple tv airplay. It's nice background to see while just listening to music. I believe theres an option to allow audio and screensaver playback (there was with apple tv 2)

    It might be the fact it's the video screensaver maybe...
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    Both, always happens with apples default music app, also with youtube and soundcloud.
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    hmmm, there might be a setting to allow the screensaver during audio playback
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    Hmm, it could be related, but in the regard that airplay is buggy
     
  7. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know, didn't change anything so whatever it is has to be the default setting.
     
  8. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    The screensaver only come on when you pause a video. As long as you are air playing it shouldn't turn on.
     
  9. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    But it will while listening to music. Esp. if you've set the screensaver to appear during music.
     
  10. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Oh.. I thought you talked about video airplay.
     

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