Resolved Does TV need to be on for Apple TV Airplay audio?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by dustin32, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. dustin32, Aug 18, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2012

    dustin32 macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2012
    Will Airplay audio work on an Apple TV even if the TV isn't turned on? Or will it work so long as the audio receiver is on?

    I'm thinking of buying one mainly for Airplay audio use, but will get the Airport Express if the TV must be on.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. JustinOReilly macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2012
    The TV does not have to be turned on as long as you are running the audio through the Optical audio port or have a hdmi cable plugged in to a receiver
  3. LAnMarc macrumors member


    May 11, 2010
    Adelaide South Australia
    No, not if you use the optical connection.
    Don't know about HDMI, but wouldn't think so,
  4. dustin32 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2012
    Perfect, that is exactly what I was looking for.

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