Catalina TV app won't play movie on external display with BlackMagic eGPU


macrumors regular
Original poster
May 15, 2014

Just found out that the Apple TV app in Catalina 10.15.2 in my MacBook Pro w/Touch Bar just won't play movie when I connect an external display (LG 27UK850) thru BlackMagic eGPU. The movie will play for 0.1 second and then it quits like the TV app crashes, but actually it's just the video playing window that closes itself, not the TV app.

I tried to connect the display directly thru the HDMI/USB-C cable, or just use the MacBook built-in display, then the movie can be played without any issue.

So I almost can safely conclude that the eGPU is stopping me from watching videos in Apple TV app in my MBP.

Just checked the system log and the error messages are all like this:
nw_endpoint_flow_copy_multipath_subflow_counts Called on non-Multipath connection

Anybody has the same issue?


macrumors regular
Apr 9, 2011
Did you ever find a solution? I am not having the exact same issue but it seems similar. Trying to stream content Apple TV in Catalina on my (unsupported) Mac Pro 5,1 is not working. It plays for between 1 and 15 seconds then stops. Local content seems to play fine. doesn't seem to matter with device (HP monitor or Cinema display) it is going to.
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