Help Please: Maximum number of ATVs per single Home Sharing on a single Mac
I was wondering if someone could help. I've searched the net and forums for a few weeks now and and I'm finding many mixed messages and opinions, but I was hoping that a member on here might know or be able to advise.
I'm trying to find an answer as to what is the maximum number of ATVs (not gen 1) that can stream from a single shared library
This is not a question of how many devices (e.g. computers, iPods etc), or what are the network/bandwidth limitations, or even a question of hard wired v wireless. I'm trying to get an informed answer about if there is definitive direction with regards to the how many ATVs can home share
Here's the scenario:
1 x iMac running latest iTunes with a single iTunes account and home sharing enabled
6 x ATVs (mix of ATV2s and ATV3s)
5 of the ATVs work fine. The 6th one (which one of the 6 doesn't matter) can connect to the net, can connect to the iTunes account (can use iTunes match, can stream from the web) and I can even control it via the iPhone/iPad remote app, but cannot access the shared library.
If I go through the pain of shutting down iTunes and then rebooting my iMac, I can usually get a different 5 of the 6 to connect to home sharing (different mix of ATV 2 and 3s, different mix of wired and wireless). As mentioned, I can always get all 6 devices to connect to iTunes (Match etc) every time.
As I'm typing this, I feel like I'm answering my own question but if anyone happens to have a definitive answer or is able to provide alternative information it would be appreciated, especially as whenever I trawl other forums and see posts and examples of 10 or more ATVs being connected to the same shared library, it keeps bringing me back to thinking I have missed something obvious.
All feedback and guidance appreciated.