What? Apple shills were out in force claiming this latency issue would be solved, automagically, and HPs playing in widely separated locations would be synced. Perhaps it only works for a 100% HP setup?
Yes, unfortunately, I think this only works for a HomePod-only setup. I don’t know a lot about AV setups, but I believe there are too many variables after the Apple TV outputs the audio via HDMI. I would assume the length of the HDMI cable to the TV/receiver, and the speed at which the TV/receiver can process and output the signal can cause small delays. I was hoping for a setup like Airfoil.
To be clear, I expected latency (because of the variables of a receiver/speaker-system) but I personally had no latency between my HomePod and my Apple TV setup (into receiver surround sound system).
This gives me some hope, but the reports from people experiencing latency worries me as I had hoped to add non-HomePod speakers to other rooms and would like to believe that the AirPlay 2 protocol can (somehow magically) account for differences from speaker/system to speaker/system. I guess we'll see how this shapes up as speakers are released/updated. I try to keep expectations realistic; reminding myself that this is all new and (hopefully) has room for improvement.
Is anyone getting latency on multiple speakers when AirPlaying from non-Music sources? If I AirPlay something in my music library, everything syncs perfectly, but if I AirPlay a podcast from an app like Overcast the latency can be as bad as a couple of seconds. Restarting my phone fixes it briefly, but the issue resumes a few hours later.
Can you expand on that? How would I wire the speaker wire into thte apple tv? I'm assuming I would need some sort of bridge device. Not looking to use a full fledged a/v receiver for this tho. Do they make a device that would sit between the ATV4 and my passive speakers where I could plug the hdmi of the ATV4 into and hook up the passive speakers to thus delivering powered sound?It is completely possible, but won’t give you any appreciable volume.
You simply can’t get any more power than you would expect to get to headphones doing this. Personally, I would use an AirPort Express and connect to the 3.5mm line out.