ATV 3: If I had known

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by decafjava, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. decafjava macrumors 68000

    decafjava

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    Buyer's regret for an impluse pruchase of an ATV 3 before Xmas. The main reason I bought it was to stream my itunes library (music mainly) through my TV as I just got some multimedia speakers to replace my old and obsolete stereo.

    So I set it up, easy as pie, and now can stream all my music and videos - and the smartplaylists update as I hoped they would. Have to get used to the menu and remote.

    Biggest disappointment and my fault having been an iPhone user since 2011. Apple music does not work - on my ATV, neither does iTunes radio as I am located in Europe and need my AM subscription to access it.

    Now I am regretting buying this, does the new ATV 4 allow Apple Music to play? I don't want or need to play games on my TV. I should perhaps not gotten the ATV or subscribed to Apple music. If there is another way to stream to my TV and use it's speakers rather than my computer I am all ears.
     
  2. kemperman macrumors regular

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    Apple Music only works on ATV4. You can AirPlay it from your iOS or OSX device though
     
  3. T5BRICK macrumors 604

    T5BRICK

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    http://www.apple.com/uk/tv/compare/

    All of the information is right there on Apples web site.
     
  4. decafjava thread starter macrumors 68000

    decafjava

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    Well I guess I either have to return the ATV 3 or cancel my AM subscription. Yes I know I can Airplay from my iPhone (I have a PC planning a Mac maybe) but wanted to avoid using my iPhone at home. Thanks for the replies reminding me why impulse buying is not a good idea.

    Any alternatives from home streaming audio from my PC to my home cinema?
     

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