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Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by y0m0uth, Nov 30, 2010.
does airplay work on the old apple tv?
Nope, the first apple tv is end of life according to apple.
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].
Yeah I'm bummed out about that too.
Also bummed that the 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.
There's an optical to analog converter on Monoprice for just under $25. Works very well.