Cannot Browse iTunes Music Library on Apple TV 4 With Remote App

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by djeeyore25, May 27, 2016.

  1. djeeyore25 macrumors regular

    djeeyore25

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    #1
    I subscribe to iTunes Match and used to be able to browse my music library on the Apple TV, both 3rd and 4th gen. Now I can't find the option to do so. All the remote app lets me do is basic directional controls. The options button does nothing. I can still browse and control iTunes on my computers using the app. Am I missing something? Did this feature go away? I like not having to turn the TV on to listen to music.
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    I figured out, that you need to connect to your iTunes, not appleTV.
    Then, you can browse your full library as you used to. Play a piece and turn on AirPlay from iPhone.
    Voila!
     
  3. djeeyore25 thread starter macrumors regular

    djeeyore25

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    #3
    That's a functional workaround. Hopefully they'll fix the app to the way it was, but this works in the meantime. Thanks!
     
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    #4
    The concept is more ChromeCast-like, I admit.
    But the end result is the same as in old version - just a shift in usage pattern.
    iPhone is not the middleman. aTV knows to take the stream directly from your iTunes.
    You can try - turn your iPhone completely off and see what happens.
     

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