Restarting while watching Netflix and HULU

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by AngusW, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    Ok so recently I've been having an issue that while watching something on Netflix or HULU my AppleTV might restart itself. At first it was every so often now it's becoming more and more common. I was curious if anyone else was having the same issue. My AppleTV is a second generation model and less than 5 years old.
     
  2. danny_w macrumors 601

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    I had that happen a LOT on both Apple TV 2nd Gen units that I had. When Google said that YouTube would quit working on the 2nd Gen units I sold mine (for a profit) and bought 2 3rd Gen units. Have not had that issue since. Glad I bought the new ones.
     
  3. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    Also have that issue with the 2nd gen apple TV
     
  4. jlentz macrumors newbie

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    Same issue here. I was just looking around here to see if I was alone.
     
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    Yes, it currently does
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

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    Having frequent annoying crash/resets here also.
    2nd gen.
     
  8. Hemmik macrumors newbie

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    I have the same issue with Netflix. Restoring the firmware does not seem to solve the issue.
     
  9. AngusW thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if it's age. If so maybe it's time to replace my units. If so I'm only getting 1 this time
     
  10. BobertKennedy macrumors member

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    There are several recent posts on the internet and Apple's discussion pages regarding random reboots when attempting to view Netflix and Hulu on the AppleTV. I started having the same problem about 3 weeks ago with Netflix (I don't use Hulu). I suspect that something changed with Apple's servers, or perhaps there was a bad update (it does happen from time to time). In any case, my work around has been to stream Netflix content from my iPad (via the Netflix app) to my AppleTV2. It's not ideal, but it works.

    Has anyone experienced this issue with an AppleTV3?
     
  11. jlentz macrumors newbie

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    Just having YouTube work again would be worth the upgrade from gen2. I'd assumed that it was a contractural thing instead of a hardware thing.

    I guess I'll wait until the new one comes out.
     
  12. nburwell, Oct 19, 2015
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    nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I had this same issue with my 2nd generation ATV. It wouldn't happen all the time, but it restarted often enough that it was getting to be annoying. I recently purchased the 3rd generation ATV a month ago and I have not experienced this same issue yet.
     
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