Home Sharing never loads

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by hthomas, May 6, 2015.

  1. hthomas macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Having a bit of a weird issue. I am trying to play a movie on my Apple TV via home sharing. I have done it countless times with success. However this time it just shows the loading wheel and never plays. I have turned home sharing on/off on my laptop and Apple TV to no prevail. Is this a common problem people are having these days with the new OS X? I am quite confused as to why its happening all of a sudden. Any help would be great!
  2. AFEPPL, May 6, 2015
    Last edited: May 8, 2015

    AFEPPL macrumors 68030


    Sep 30, 2014
    Just restart itunes, i had it yesterday and that cleaned it all up.
  3. Imac Sam, May 7, 2015
    Last edited: May 7, 2015

    Imac Sam macrumors 6502

    Imac Sam

    Oct 9, 2011
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
    I find that sometimes a restart of my router, even with a very current firmware update, is required to make Home Sharing work again.
  4. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2004
    way out in the sticks
    Was having the same issue for a while upon an OS X update. Here is the real fix:

    1) open system prefs
    2) open sharing
    3) At the top of the window you see "computer name"
    4) Change the computer name to something else

    That's it; apple tv should recognize it right away.

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