Will 'old' AppleTV stream airtunes to new AppleTV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sdi2000, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    Not much more to add, but I don't leave a computer on in the house 24/7 - we use the 160GB AppleTV to stream music around the house using Airtunes and Airport Expresses, controlling it using our iPhones. Would I be able to use a new 2010 AppleTV as a receiver for this?

    Cheers.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    Yes I think so. It's a sound receiver just like airport express.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    ipedro

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    #3
    Unless Apple is planning on issuing firmware updates for existing Airport Express units that disable AppleTV 1 from streaming to them, then AppleTV 2 should act just like an Airport Express and allow audio streams.

    ...Come to think of it, there will likely be this firmware update because Apple changed the name from AirTunes to AirPlay and this will reflect in the Airport Express menus.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Would be cool if this update also fixed Airport Express so it actually works over Wifi!
     
  5. macrumors 68020

    ipedro

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    #5
    It does work... over WiFi. It's a WiFi router. That's what it does.
     

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