I need to share a single folder locally from my Mac to Infuse via Apple TV

The guide does not seem to say how to do this. I have a single folder with my movies in. But it seems unnecessarily complicated to get Infuse to find it on Apple TV.

Welcome to the forum!

There are a few things to check.

  1. SMB is enabled on your Mac (more info here https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204445).
  2. At least one user is selected under ‘Windows File Sharing’ (as shown under ‘Advanced Options’ in the link above).
  3. Selected username and password are being entered in Infuse.

Note: iCloud username/password cannot be used. If you’re using an iCloud ID to log in to your Mac, you will need to set up a new ‘Sharing Only’ user as described here: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/set-up-other-users-mtusr001/mac

thanks for your help. I have done and this and created a new sharing user, ticking everything, smb and afp, and windows sharing. What do I do about address and workgroup? Its the generic movie folder I want to share on the Mac (and which is the folder I shared using the above techniques)

Leave the workgroup empty. Address is the IP address of your Mac.

ok so I finally got it up and running and for a couple of weeks it worked. However when I logged in today, after a Mac OS update, it now won’t fetch, showing the old content in my Mac movie folder and not its current content, and then when I try and scan for changes within infuse it says “indexing failed”. It is so disapointing something so simple won’t work?!