OK, based on comments from another thread, I picked up an Apple TV, latest version. Not nearly as much content as my Roku, but the interface/Airplay with my iPhone and iPad is cool.
HOWEVER: I have Home Sharing turned on in iTunes on my PC - latest version of iTunes, Windows 7. I have Home Sharing turned on on my Apple TV. Same iTunes ID. But Apple TV, under Computers, only gives me a message to turn on Home Sharing on my computer. iTunes on my PC does not show the Apple TV in Devices.
I’ve updated the software on the new Apple TV, restarted everything, etc. but nothing works.
In iTunes, Devices isn’t the right place to look (that’s just for mobile devices backed up through iTunes). Does your AppleTV show up in the Airplay menu (the square to the right of your iTunes’ volume slider)?
Yeah, I can see the Airplay icon, and I can even play a song on the PC on iTunes and have it play on the TV via the Apple TV. But my understanding was that I should be able to look under Computers on the Apple TV and see my Playlists, etc. - all I see under that icon is a message to turn on Home Sharing in iTunes.
Gave up for the evening, will look at what you suggest in the morning, but both are on Wi-Fi, same wireless network. Share My Library on my local Network is check on. Older router, old Linksys WRT54GL or whatever that old standard is, 801 g.
Hmmm. Router is set to default settings. I’ll play with that tomorrow. Also, what do I need to do on my PC in terms of making it part of a home network, etc.? It’s a new laptop and I haven’t really set it up in any special way, just installed Windows 7 and used default settings.
Also, how does Airplay work? I.e. how can the Apple TV see my iTunes on my PC via Airplay but it not show up under the Computers icon on the Apple TV?
So, what would allow the Apple TV to be able to see iTunes on my PC via Airplay, such that I can play a song on my PC and have it play on the Apple TV, but then the computer not show up under the Computers icon on the Apple TV, just the Turn on Home Sharing message? I would think they would be connected, i.e. if you got one you’d get the other.
I had a similar issue with my AppleTV 2 a while back. Unfortunately, as best I can remember I only resolved it through an arbitrary combination of hard resets, software updates, reinstalls and waiting.
Any way to make Apple TV see my computer on anything other than WEP security???
Why does the Photos only show the last 7 photos in My Photo Stream? Just looked on my iPhone and in my PC My Photo Stream directories, and there are 254 photos in there. But the Apple TV only shows the last 7. Tried turning that on and off in Photos on the ATV, but it just reloads those last 7.