Apple TV does not see new movies in iTunes using home sharing

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bloomage, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. bloomage macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    Apple TV second generation doesn't see new movies added to my iTunes library on my iMac - it seems like it is reading an older cache of the library - anyone know a way to clear it or have it rescan my movie library?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. dvdlovr24 macrumors 6502

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    Are they movies that you encoded yourself or ones that were purchased from iTunes?
     
  3. bloomage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes - movies I added to iTunes that we're not purchased on the iTunes Store.
     
  4. jdblas69 macrumors regular

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    If they are not itunes movies then they are probably added as "home movies" category. On the apple tv do you see "home movies" click on it and chances are that is where they have been put. By default movies added that are not itunes purchases default to the home movies group. You can go and change the sorting type to movies.
     
  5. priitv8, Jul 25, 2014
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    That won't happen, if you set your movie metadata right. Media type needs to be Movie.
     
  6. bloomage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No home movies on Apple TV

    That makes a lot of sense - just changed all of my "home movies" to "movies" in iTunes. i'll report back later if this was the fix or not.
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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  8. bloomage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Changing the sorting type to movies fixed it!

    Everyone on this forum rocks.
     
  9. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    Has anyone noticed that since the last update. Content from iTunes doesn't play well on apple tv.

    All other apps on ATV work well but anything streamed from iTunes doesn't.
     
  10. SteveLV702 macrumors 6502

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    mine all show on the apple tv itself but if I use the Apple Remote app on my iPhone or iPad to start movies only about 1/3rd of the movies actually appear...
     

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