Apple TV not playing movies

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jquest68, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. jquest68 macrumors member

    jquest68

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    #1
    Hey gang,
    I don't know why my Apple TV isn't playing my movie when I send it to Airplay. It keeps saying "an error occurred loading this content - try again later"
    I've played movies from my laptop and send it to my apple tv without any problems and now that I sold my laptop I'm using my desktop.
    Model: A1469
    Software: 7.2.2
    Resolution: 1080HD -60Hz
     
  2. Hermes Monster macrumors 65816

    Hermes Monster

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    Where are you sending it from? I assume an iMac?
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    #3
    as strange as it may sound, try rebooting your router
    if that doesn't work, try rebooting your other network gear
     
  4. jquest68 thread starter macrumors member

    jquest68

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    #4
    I'm sending it from my iMac desktop. It looks as if it's gonna turn on when that spinning wheel comes on but then that sign pops up. I'll try rebooting my router and see what happens.
     
  5. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

    HobeSoundDarryl

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    And reboot that computer.

    And unplug, wait about 60 seconds and then plug the :apple:TV in.

    Basically reboot everything in the chain.

    Also, if your movies are stored on an external drive, be sure it is turned on and plugged into your Mac (if you try to play a movie in iTunes, does it play?). If it is turned on & plugged in, eject, turn off, unplug, wait 30 second, turn on and reboot the computer. Try playing a movie in iTunes on the computer. If it starts, head for :apple:TV and see if it plays there.
     

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