Apple TV via an AVR

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by scouser75, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. scouser75 macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, if I was to connect an Apple TV to my AVR, can I then use airplay to play music from my phone via speakers connected to my AVR? My AVR is an Onkyo 3010 which doesn't have native Airplay.
     
  2. Casey Royals macrumors newbie

    Casey Royals

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    Yes, you'll see "Apple TV" in the list of airplay mirroring options on your phone when it's all set up correctly.
     
  3. scouser75 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks ms Casey. I'm assuming I setup apple TV in the same was as any other av item. Connect apple TV to my avr via hdmi. Then the usual avr to TV via hdmi. Would I need to turn my TV on to airplay?
     
  4. Multi Sport Guy macrumors newbie

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    I use both the latest generation 4 Apple TV and a gen 2. The earlier generations are great if you just want to stream music. It has a TOSLINK out, giving you more options than just HDMI. That will save you some $$ and is great if you are repurposing an older receiver without HDMI :). There is no need to have, or turn on your TV to just stream music to you Audio system. Monoprice.com sells some cheap, but good quality, AV converters. I needed to convert the optical TOSLINK to digital on one receiver, and RCA on another older one. Extracting just audio from HDMI is more expensive, but possible. Of coarse, if you have HDMI in, you are good to go, no TV required. Good luck.
     
  5. Casey Royals macrumors newbie

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    Yes, that's how to connect it together but (I'm pretty sure) you need to connect to Apple TV by wifi though for Airplay, not sure if you can do it by Bluetooth.
     
  6. Fancuku macrumors 6502a

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    You won't have to turn the TV on as long as the AVR is turned on and you have chosen the correct HDMI input that the ATV was connected to.
     
  7. Flat Six macrumors newbie

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    You may want to check the settings of the Apple TV though. I don't know what the original settings is, but it is possible that by turning on the Apple TV your tv also will be turned on. You don't want that. It's also possible that you can control the volume of the receiver with the Apple remote. You do want that. You can find these settings under settings, remote.
     

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