Nothing from my library showing up on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Soundhound, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Soundhound macrumors 6502a

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    I have my Apple TV connected to the network, the library which is being served up by my iMac to the network shows up in the apple tv under Settings>Computers - it's name is listed there, with what appears to be a 'chain link' graphic (?). But none of the stuff from the library, music, movies etc. shows up on the apple tv.

    It's worked before, but I recently reset everything, I must have done something wrong. I turned off Syncing, because I don't want anything copied to the apple tv hard drive, I just want to stream things from the imac, as I've done before. Is there a way I might have turned off streaming?

    thanks!
     
  2. karupspc macrumors member

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    Go into iTunes, share your library out. AppleTV will discover it.
     
  3. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do I do that?

     
  4. karupspc macrumors member

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    Are you serious?
    1. Open iTunes
    2. Edit > Preferences
    3. Sharing tab > Click on Share my library on my local network
    The default is: Share entire library
     
  5. Soundhound thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Dead serious. I did that. It doesn't show up on ATV.


     
  6. iceman17 macrumors newbie

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    Try this

    In itunes, under devices, click on Apple TV
    In the summary tab, click custom sync
    Make sure the box that says "Show only the synced items on my Apple TV" is unchecked
    Go through the other tabs and uncheck everything so it does not put this on the Apple TV hard drive

    Then click sync. All your items in itunes should then show up on your Apple TV but not be on the hard drive.
     

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