Airport Express to Wireless Speakers

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Riggs127, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. Riggs127 macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2009
    Simple Question,

    I have a network of Macs and PC's connecting wirelessly to a router... I can connect an Airport using either a ethernet cable or wirelessly to the existing network so this will not be an issue, the question is however:

    Can I use Wireless Speakers to play airtunes through the Express from my Client Machines?

    Or do the speakers that play airtunes have to be connected via the RCA cables to the Express unit?

    thanks for your help guys

  2. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
  3. Riggs127 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2009

    Not Bluetooth... just the good old 802.11 b, g and N standards

  4. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    The AirTunes sender is the computer.

    AirPort Express is the receiver.

    The only receivers are Airport Express, AppleTV, AirFoil Speakers app.

    AirTunes is not for video sound (except for the files that you can play through AirFoil Video Player).
  5. Riggs127 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2009
    You lost me... abotu the video?

    All I want to do is play Music from iTunes on my computers, via a Airport Express, to a wirelesss speaker.

    can this be done?
  6. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    I said, Airport Express RECEIVES music. ANY base station can forward AirTunes to receivers.

    But there's no audio equipment with AirTunes. It must be connected to an AirTunes receiver (Airport Express, AppleTV, or Mac/Windows/Linux/iPhone/iPodTouch with AirFoil Speakers app).

    FWIW, a computer receiving AirTunes might be set to output its audio via Bluetooth.
  7. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    Yes, as long as your wireless speakers are plugged into your Airport Express.

    Also, when you have an Airport Express on your network - you will see a drop down on the lower right corner of your iTunes that allows all of your machines to stream to the AE.

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