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    Unhappy Please help- driving me mad...
    Just received an Apple TV (2nd gen) as a present. Setting up seemed pretty straightforwatd, except connecting iTunes (10) and the device. The Apple TV does not show up in iTunes. Having searched various forums, I keep being advised to check 'search for Apple TVs' in iTunes preferences. Problem is, no such box/command exists in iTunes preferences.
    This is driving me bloody mad. Anyone?

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    Have you turned on home sharing? In tunes it will be under "advanced". Once it is turned on you will need to do the same on the Apple TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyg80 View Post
    Have you turned on home sharing? In tunes it will be under "advanced". Once it is turned on you will need to do the same on the Apple TV.
    Yes, home sharing has been turned on/off/on etc. Using same password for both. Have restarted both devices a number of times. Why can't these devices be simple?!!

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    This device is simple.
    TV wont show up in devices unless you restore it. Because it hasnt got a HD as such to stream the movies from, there is no need for it to show in iTunes Devices.
    I can get it to show if i hook it up via Micro USB but the only thing i can now do with it is restore it to factory setting via iTunes or to JB it.
    May i ask why you want it to show in iTunes ??
    If i want to "use" iTunes to stream a movie instead of using the ATV2 to stream it then you still can, by using the drop down

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkeyshed View Post
    Yes, home sharing has been turned on/off/on etc. Using same password for both. Have restarted both devices a number of times. Why can't these devices be simple?!!
    It's extreemely simply, you're just over thinking it. The ATV 2 will not show up in iTunes (unlike the ATV 1) so don't worry about it.

    Once both your computer and the ATV 2 are logged into your iTines account go to the Apple TV and select "COMPUTERS" and select yours from the drop down menu. This will bring up and display your iTunes libary on the ATV 2. From there you simply choose what you want to play.

    That's really about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    This device is simple.
    TV wont show up in devices unless you restore it. Because it hasnt got a HD as such to stream the movies from, there is no need for it to show in iTunes Devices.
    I can get it to show if i hook it up via Micro USB but the only thing i can now do with it is restore it to factory setting via iTunes or to JB it.
    May i ask why you want it to show in iTunes ??
    If i want to "use" iTunes to stream a movie instead of using the ATV2 to stream it then you still can, by using the drop down

    . . .
    Yeah, understood. Got it figured now- just got my wires crossed. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    It's extreemely simply, you're just over thinking it. The ATV 2 will not show up in iTunes (unlike the ATV 1) so don't worry about it.

    Once both your computer and the ATV 2 are logged into your iTines account go to the Apple TV and select "COMPUTERS" and select yours from the drop down menu. This will bring up and display your iTunes libary on the ATV 2. From there you simply choose what you want to play.

    That's really about it.
    Yes- it IS very simple and I WAS over-thinking it, to be honest. Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkeyshed View Post
    Yes- it IS very simple and I WAS over-thinking it, to be honest. Thanks for your input.
    Sorry if my original post came across the wrong way. I have found that many folks, myself included, expect things to be far more complicated than they really are. I see it a lot with folks who come over from the Windows world. Apologies if I offended.


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