Headphones on Apple TV Siri Remote

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Lobstrick, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Lobstrick macrumors newbie

    Lobstrick

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    I'm curious if it's possible to connect Lightning connector headphones to the Apple TV Siri Remote for audio streaming ?
     
  2. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Did you check the online documentation or the iBook manual? If and when you do, stop back and let everyone know what you found :confused:
     
  3. Lobstrick thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know that it does not and Apple does not allow it right now but theoretically I'm curios if it is possible in the future to be allowed, depending on the hardware inside the remote...
     
  4. err404 macrumors 68020

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    Apple's solution for remote listening is a BT headset. but technically it seams like it may work... your headset would need it's own amp.
    That said, don't count on it being enabled for current devices.
     
  5. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

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    Since that connector is directly tied to the remotes battery, you'd probably do damage to the headphones voice coils.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I'm going to bet that the lightning port in the Siri Remote is only wired up for power.

    Very glad that bluetooth headphone support is there, going to make late night movie sessions a lot nicer as I won't have to turn it down so far so the neighbours can sleep.

    Really needs bluetooth keyboard support though.
     
  7. err404 macrumors 68020

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    I just tried connecting the my Siri Remote to my Mac to see if it passes through the battery to a controller chip. It does not. So it looks like the current Siri Remote can only use it for power. Supporting a Lightning headset is not possible with this hardware.
     
  8. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Your original post asked if it were possible now, not at some point in the future...

     
  9. rdy0329 macrumors 6502

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    Reviving this to raise speculation now that iPhone 7 ships with lightning-connected earpods. Maybe on the next ATV siri remote with bigger batteries (heres also hoping its backwards compatible with ATV4)
     
  10. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    I think it's a cool idea for the next Apple TV for sure.
     
  11. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Nope! Apple wants you to use Bluetooth earphones!
     

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