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Nov 30, 2010, 10:00 PM
does airplay work on the old apple tv?

Nov 30, 2010, 10:06 PM
Nope, the first apple tv is end of life according to apple.

Nov 30, 2010, 10:10 PM
Airplay is supported, but in a limited fashion. It will continue to function as an Airplay device through iTunes, but audio only (same functionality as AirTunes). It doesn't show up at all from an iOS device.

I have a first gen, so I can confirm it still works [the same as AirTunes].

Nov 30, 2010, 11:07 PM
ok thanks

Dec 1, 2010, 06:53 AM
Yeah I'm bummed out about that too.

Also bummed that the :apple:TV2 doesn't have analog audio out, 'cause I not only have it connected to a TV I have the analog out going to a clock radio boombox for use as AirTunes speakers.

I might have to put the old girl out to pasture, between Airplay and not having a spinning disk, and buy a toslink->analog breakout box. Apple really should have made the optical out a combo analog/digital jack like the Macbook.

Dec 1, 2010, 06:55 AM
There's an optical to analog converter on Monoprice for just under $25. Works very well.