In the last several updates Infuse no longer makes use of the background app refresh that Apple added. On multiple ATVs and iPhone none will update in the background anymore. The devices used to update on a nightly basis.
All of my devices have background app refresh enabled and Infuse is the only app selected to use it.
It seems to take quite a bit longer to complete the server scans and icloud syncs since it no longer takes advantage of the background app refresh option.
Well Infuse still shows in the ATV settings as able to use the background refresh so if something changed in the OS then Infuse should be able to make the changes to get it to work with the OS feature again.
I have two ATVs that I let go for a couple of weeks and neither updated at all.
When it was working it’d be just a quick scan on launch and it’d be all caught up with the iCloud data and new files added.
Yea the background app refresh is something I’ve been hoping would do the trick for me as well.
I have one ATV box that gets used on the weekends, the library updates on it are always slow when it comes to using it. I’ve been leaving it powered on for about a month now hoping it would catch up by the time the weekend comes around but it doesn’t seem to.
This might just be the spin-up time of your media server. We’re talking about things that formerly synced to iTunes (from our various devices) overnight (or when otherwise idle) no longer doing so. That the only way to get each device to sync now is to force it to do so on the library settings page.
… Which is frustrating because if you sync devices in the wrong order, older watched statuses can replace newer ones, and other fun little glitches.
I wiped my (moderately large database — almost 3,500 movies, almost 13,000 episodes) and reimported. Import stopped when in background on both devices. Had to turn off picture without turning off TV and Apple TV to complete.
Poster art (and even genre / decade art) also fails to populate in the background. I basically have to view every folder to force-get the art to populate. And often times it doesn’t stick. Several days later I still open Infuse to generic gray thumbnails and generic fanart button backgrounds on the Home Screen.
@james Just to add some more info, tonight I launched Infuse on an ATV4K that I have intentionally left idle for over 3 weeks. ATV powered in sleep mode and Infuse in the background with no other use. After launching Infuse and going directly to the library settings page it showed last sync over 3 weeks ago.
As a side note, it took about 45 minutes for it to finally complete a sync to current values.
Something has gone south with the background app refresh. Verified that background app refresh is set to on and the only App allowed is Infuse so it’s definitely broke.
I positively remember there was a time when the iCloud sync updated changed thumbnail pictures and metadata. Since a while (sorry I don’t know exactly since when) this very useful feature doesn’t work for me any more. I hope it’s just a bug in Infuse and be fixed soon?