Home Homekit: new use for old Apple TVs?

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by adam9c1, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

    adam9c1

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    #1
    I only have one smart plug in the house for now, but will expand in the future.
    Is it correct that the communication to a Elgato power plug is via bluetooth, and also is it true that if I have a Apple TV in the area I can use that as extender?

    I have one used ATV3 and one brand new ATV3 that I'm not sure what to use them for..
     
  2. bingeciren, Jan 15, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2017

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    bingeciren

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    With the exception of downloading programs from the App Store and playing games, ATV3 is as useful as the ATV4. I have 4 of them in my house connected to TVs (and one to my HiFi system) and I use them for Airplay mostly.

    I don't think you can use ATVs as extenders. They don't transmit, they only receive.
     

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