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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:15 PM   #126
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I'm always grateful for an update, but I really want to be able to send audio from movies directly to my airport express from the Apple TV wirelessly. Would the hardware even allow it?
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 11:26 PM   #127
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I'm always grateful for an update, but I really want to be able to send audio from movies directly to my airport express from the Apple TV wirelessly. Would the hardware even allow it?
Well the iPhone can do it, and the AppleTV uses the same hardware.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:09 AM   #128
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From a mac?

I have a laptop. Can I use my laptop to control my ATV?

Please?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 01:15 AM   #129
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Finally!
This is more than due....I am so sick of using the little gimmick silver remotes that I now use the remote app on my phone or my iPad....I have a BT KB just waiting for this update.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:13 AM   #130
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What took them so long? Competitors had Bluetooth keyboard support for ages now.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:50 AM   #131
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The app itself is nice, but it's a pretty lousy experience because of the dance you have to do every single time you want to use it:

- Press the home button
- Slide to unlock
- Swipe to find the app, or double click the home button to switch back to the app
- Wait for the app to reconnect to the Bonjour network and find the Apple TV
- Start the process all over, because your iOS device will have gone to sleep by the time you need to use it again

Try using it instead of the remote when you're not the only person in the room watching and things really get frustrating. "Wait what? You want me to rewind? Hold on a second! What? Hold on!"

The BT keyboard will be instantly available. Normally I credit keyboards as the reason for the failure of similar devices (Logitech Google TV, WebTV) - but in the Apple TVs case, they've created such an elegant interface that works so well with a simple remote, that they have an opportunity to add keyboard support in an unobtrusive way.
True. Wasn't thinking about restarting after phone goes to sleep. It is a PIA.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:20 AM   #132
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Well the iPhone can do it, and the AppleTV uses the same hardware.
Well in that case, damn it Apple, get to it. ;-)
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 09:37 AM   #133
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Sweet...my iControlPad will be very happy.

Now then, when will they add apps, games and PS3 gamepad support?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:12 AM   #134
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:23 AM   #135
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I'm always grateful for an update, but I really want to be able to send audio from movies directly to my airport express from the Apple TV wirelessly. Would the hardware even allow it?
I'm pretty sure there is already an AirPlay speakers option on the Apple TV. Is that what you mean?
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:37 AM   #136
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I'm pretty sure there is already an AirPlay speakers option on the Apple TV. Is that what you mean?
That's what I'm talking about, but it's limited and works for music only and only if you have your iTunes running on a home share.

A lot of us were let down by it due to how it looked in the advertising vs our own practical reality.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 11:40 AM   #137
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Ah never tried it. I was hoping it would work for movies as my tv has no audio out.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 02:21 PM   #138
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Apple TV *developer*? Huh?

What use is a developer program for Apple TV? It seems to me that that sort of thing would be useful if either the Apple TV had a browser (which so far as I know, it does not), or if there were plans for an "app" store (or a Roku-like channel store) for it - which has been oft rumored, but never more than that.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:02 PM   #139
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Agree, it also helps when Apple TV has better wifi coverage than your other iOS device.

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This

Every time there is new iOS, iTunes, and Appltv updates, it brings along some bugs that are soon worked out.

But right now I know many people that would love audio via A2DP Bluetooth, direct rather than AirTunes going thru their routers and base stations.
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 10:08 PM   #140
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Try disconnecting from Ethernet and only use wifi. Mine did the same with that setup for some reason.
I don't have Ethernet anywhere near my appletvs, so that's not the problem.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:45 PM   #141
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So when is this update coming out?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:53 PM   #142
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Only Apple could add something (it should have done in the first place!) so simple and make followers go week at their knees ... Ridiculous!

Had this have been another brand it would have been slated; with Apple the addition is hailed as a market leading wonder!
Seems to me it's being met with 'its about time', not being hailed as a 'market leading wonder'.
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