Airport Express, Apple TV, and Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by exi, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. exi macrumors 6502

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    As far as networking gear, I currently have a Time Capsule, Airport Express, and a new Apple TV 4. I have a relatively simple in-home network consisting of a few wireless devices only.

    The more I think about it: other than the optical out cable option to my soundbar, is there any real utility in leaving the Airport Express in place? I never took full advantage of it and purchased it originally for AirPlay to the soundbar No other devices have hard connections to it. With the Apple TV, I can simply play off my laptop which then goes to the soundbar via RCA cables.

    Always up for simplifying. Not sure what use I have for the AE now, presuming I keep the ATV.
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Well you have to remember that 4K is a HUGE problem on wireless. So for 4K video make sure you use Ethernet to the streaming box!
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you were just the Express for Airplay and you can now do that with the ATV4, I agree... I'm not seeing a reason to keep the Express.
     

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