Apple TV (96) — I thought the discoveryd nightmare was over?!


macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 26, 2015
This is my first Apple TV, however I was reading for about a year how Yosemite would rename Apple TV and other network computers with crazy numbers on the end.

As far as I read, Apple dumped discoveryd part-way through Yosemite and in iOS 9. Why then, is my new Apple TV 4 showing up on my El Capitan and iOS 9 devices with increasingly higher numbers tacked on the end? For reference, my Apple TV is connected by Ethernet to an AirPort Extreme.

Does anyone know what's happening here?



macrumors 603
Jun 28, 2004
Chicago, IL
It'd be incredibly funny if tvOS is still using discoveryd. Just adds fuel to the fire that this thing has been sitting the pipeline for a while now.