AppleTV: can i use Airplay without the TV switched on?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Europe calling, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. Europe calling macrumors regular

    Europe calling

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    The Netherlands
    #1
    Hi,

    Can AppleTV be used in a similar way as an AirportExpress? If i were to have it connected to my stereo though its optical audio output. Can i then play my iTunes music without having the TV on?
    I could control it with the Remote app on my iPhone?

    Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
  2. bp1000 macrumors 65816

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    Jul 7, 2011
    #2
    Yes, it will pass through audio without having the TV on.

    I believe the previous update broke this functionality, requiring the TV to be on, but it was a temporary bug and soon patched as it created a lot of upset people.

    Be aware that if this is for high quality audio for hi-end hifi, it resamples to 48Khz from 44.1Khz as it is primarily a Video device.
     

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