Airplay2 duplicate audio from receiver to HomePod

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Blizzardman, May 31, 2018.

  1. Blizzardman macrumors regular

    Blizzardman

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    #1
    I haven't been able to track down an answer to this question. Does anyone know if it's now possible to have a movie playing on my AppleTV hooked up to my A/V receiver AND using Airplay2 send the same sound to a HomePod speaker or other Airplay2 compatible speaker?
     
  2. SHAL0MINTHEH0ME macrumors newbie

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    Technically, yes. You can have both the ATV HDMI output and an Airplay 2 output at the same time. I have been testing this the last few days, but my setup is a bit different as I don't use an AVR. My two channel amp is connected off the TV, not directly from the ATV HDMI.

    So yes, it works and I do not have sound sync issues. I would suggest you find a way to test though, as from what I understand there may be sound sync issues with an AVR between the ATV and TV.
     
  3. Blizzardman thread starter macrumors regular

    Blizzardman

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    Thanks a lot for the info. Unfortunately I only have one AppleTV 4 and no Airplay 2 speakers to test this on. If this is possible with a HomePod I would be pushed towards buying one.
     
  4. SHAL0MINTHEH0ME macrumors newbie

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    My test results were with a HomePod, if that helps further. Also, to clarify when I say there may be sync or delays using an AVR I mean with both the AVR and an AirPlay 2 speaker at the same time. That may have been obvious but I thought I’d clarify. This is also anecdotal, so it may work just fine.
     
  5. BlankStar macrumors 6502

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    Everything physically connected to the Apple TV will be in perfect sync with AirPlay 2 devices.

    Built-in speakers and soundbar of my tv go in perfect sync with a pair of HomePods.
     
  6. vipergts2207 macrumors 68000

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    What is the application here, putting it in the bathroom or kitchen for when you’re not in the living room? I presume not putting it in the living room with the speakers in there to play at the same time, as that’s surely a case of less is more.
     

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