Home sharing works without internet on new Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by aced411, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. aced411 macrumors 6502

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    Good News!

    We lost internet service today and I was pleasantly surprised that homesharing still worked on my apple tv 4's. For some stupid reason the previous models required internet connectivity. Try doing that with Amazon lol.
     
  2. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

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    LOL :p Yeah Alexa won't be saying much when the Internet goes down... ;)
     
  3. Poontaco macrumors regular

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    My older Apple TV's worked without internet connectivity too.
     
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    Your home network has nothing to do with the internet.
     
  6. jacobluecke macrumors member

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    This is good news! I've been disappointed in the past when my internet was out and I couldn't access my local Home Sharing network.

    I assumed it was designed to require an internet connection because you have to enter your Apple ID and password to access Home Sharing. I'm glad to hear the Apple TV can finally connect to local content without having to use the internet any more.
     
  7. LiveM macrumors 6502a

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    Only on the revised ATV3 and later.
     
  8. aced411 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No they don't. Turn off your modem and see what happens. You can airplay and all that, but try watching content from the computer app in apple tv. I've been down this road plenty of times.
     
  9. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    So, the Peer-to-Peer AirPlay is a prerequisite for this?
     
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