1. JM19's Avatar
    I recently purchased the Apple TV. I set it up and have been using it now for about 5 days. I noticed that When I try to play any music or view any pics or movies from Home Sharing it doesn't work every time.

    I've made sure that both the ATV and my iTunes on my PC are updated to the latest versions.

    What I've found is that if iTunes is open and running on my PC my ATV will always connect to Home a Sharing. If my iTunes is not running, ATV will not connect to Home Sharing.

    Is this how it is? If so, is this some kind of bug?
    12-13-2014 02:16 PM
  2. gordol's Avatar
    I recently purchased the Apple TV. I set it up and have been using it now for about 5 days. I noticed that When I try to play any music or view any pics or movies from Home Sharing it doesn't work every time.

    I've made sure that both the ATV and my iTunes on my PC are updated to the latest versions.

    What I've found is that if iTunes is open and running on my PC my ATV will always connect to Home a Sharing. If my iTunes is not running, ATV will not connect to Home Sharing.

    Is this how it is? If so, is this some kind of bug?
    iTunes is the service. If it's not running, there is nothing for the ATV to connect to when you select the "Computer" app on it.
    JM19 likes this.
    12-14-2014 11:10 AM
  3. rayz336's Avatar
    That's just how it is, iTunes is acting as a server for your content and needs to be opened
    JM19 likes this.
    12-14-2014 12:03 PM
  4. JM19's Avatar
    iTunes is the service. If it's not running, there is nothing for the ATV to connect to when you select the "Computer" app on it.
    I figured as much but wanted to get a confirmation. Thank you.
    12-15-2014 01:04 AM
  5. JM19's Avatar
    That's just how it is, iTunes is acting as a server for your content and needs to be opened
    I figured as much but wanted to get a confirmation. Thank you.
    12-15-2014 01:04 AM
  6. JM19's Avatar
    Loving my Apple TV so much that I'm going to Best Buy to buy another one tomorrow.
    12-15-2014 01:05 AM
  7. rayz336's Avatar
    Loving my Apple TV so much that I'm going to Best Buy to buy another one tomorrow.
    That's great!
    12-15-2014 01:07 AM

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