Home sharing sucks

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kevo1011, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. kevo1011 macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2010
    I cannot believe iTunes and home sharing suck this bad. I have two ATV3's with 1 wired and 1 wireless. My internet runs about 75 Mbps to my PC and and 20 Mbps wifi. Both of my ATV3's keep disconnecting from my home sharing. Does anyone have suggestions?

    I am so hoping that the new ATV will stream directly from a NAS.
  2. ohio.emt macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2008
    I've had this problem a few years back with my mini, and atv3. I turned off dark wake and it has stayed pretty well connected.
  3. Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    Really haven't had any problems with my two AppleTV3's, they are both hardwired. I have them set to always stay on. I have a Mini for an iTunes server and it is always on also. I use the AppleTVs almost exclusively to watch the content on the Mini and when I turn the TV on, it is still connected to the Mini exactly the same as the last time I used it.

    When the kids visit they use their iPhones and iPads with the AppleTVs and never have problems either.
  4. lexvo macrumors 65816

    Nov 11, 2009
    The Netherlands
    For me, it is better now than a few years ago. Probably due to updates of iTunes, Airport firmware etc..

    There isn't a general fix for disconnecting homesharing. In the past I've tried: fixed IP-adresses, ATV always on, different firmware versions, different WiFi channels, all kinds of router settings and so on. Nothing really helped for longer than a few days however.

    This is one of the reasons I won't upgrade my ATV3. Instead I will look at other solutions for my media.
  5. jdag macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2012
    I agree.

    Changing my AppleTVs to always on solved 99% of my Homesharing disconnections.
  6. 2010mini macrumors 68040

    Jun 19, 2013
    Mine has been stable since the last couple OS X, iTunes and iOS updates.

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