I am trying to setup my apple tv 4k 3rd gen to play media from my Synology 211 NAS.
I had setup in my NAS the SMB and UPNP protocols and set up on my iPhone the favorite folders. I can see these folders on my apple tv 4k infuse app but nothing plays, there’s always an error when trying to play.
I am able to play movies on infuse on my mac and my on my iPhone without any problems, but for some reason can’t get anything to play on the apple tv. I can see the folders and if I start a movie on another device, I can see it is started and try to resume on my apple tv, but never plays. There is always an error.
I downloaded VLC to try it out and have the same problems. Can play movies on my mac and iPhone, but not on the apple tv.
As long as the Apple ID on the ATV is the primary one I’d suggest the nuclear option.
First, delete the app (not offload, delete) from the ATV.
Download it again from the app store.
Launch the app but DON’T do any set up instead, just click on the settings and go to the Library Settings page. It should start showing a message like syncing with iCloud ( I don’t recall the exact wording or message) and you should be getting the spinning gear showing activity.
Let it sit and you should see the Library start to increase. It may take a bit depending on the size of your library.
You may have to keep it awake or you can go to the sleep settings and set to never and let it roll.
This should load the working settings from your other devices for the server and user info.
Deleted completely the app from the AT, restarted it (just in case) and installed infuse again on the apple tv.
Once I opened the app, it had the shared folders and recent movies played, like in the other devices I use (iPhone and Macbook)… but can’t play anything yet. Sync process seemed way to fast, takes around a minute or so and I have around 2.5 Teras of media content in my NAS.
I noticed in the AT Infuse app in settings>Library, it says, indexing failed for :“NAS IP ADDRESS”
In my iPhone indexing works and see how many movies, episodes and others I have.
This sounds like you offloaded the app and not deleted it. Do you have offloading turned on in the ATV settings?
When you delete Infuse and start the newly downloaded copy it should go straight to a prompt screen asking you to add a share when you first launch it after deleting everything. That’s when you should be able to go to the library settings and watch the messages as it restores things from icloud.
I had deleted Infuse completely. When I deleted, it asked me if I wanted to keep my subscription or pause. I am on trial for infuse pro.
But went ahead and deleted it again and checked in General>Storage and Infuse does not appear in app list there.
Downloaded Infuse again and when prompted to add media, went instead to Settings>Library and started synching. Stopped at around 30sec and message appeared on the bottom left"Indexing failed for ."
When I go back to Infuse home screen, I can see the shared folders and movies I started to see on other devices for testing. But nothing plays. “An error occurred. Sorry, Infuse encountered a problem while trying to connect”