Apple TV or Airport Express for streaming music

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by PastFuture, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. PastFuture macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2013
    I would like to stream music from my MBP and iPhone to my home stereo, which doesn't have Apple's airplay built in. Now I am wondering whether to buy an Apple TV or rather an Airport Express to connect to my receiver. The receiver has the necessary inputs for both devices.

    Any thoughts, which one would be the better choice?

  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Either would work, I believe - but if you think you might ever consider connecting a TV to your receiver, I'd go with the Apple TV. Otherwise, I'd go with the Airport Express, simply because it's a little better configured to work without a screen to see what you're doing.
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    The "express" is audio-only. So you will not see screen sharing options on your devices and not be able to see the screen. The express also lets you use Ethernet and I think, a printer too.

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