How to keep music playing?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kagharaht, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

    Oct 7, 2007
    Is there a way to not leave the TV on just to be able to play my music through iTunes on my iMac from the other room. Soon as I turn of the TV to turn the screen off the music stops. I have to wait a min or two and hit play again to continue. I know its a minor inconvenience, but it seems like there is no other way to prevent it. Unless someone has a tip that I'm not aware of. The Remote App on the iPhone doesn't help much to go through playlist without having to turn the TV back on again.
  2. benjitek macrumors 6502a


    Sep 23, 2012
    It depends on the TV -- some have the ability to blank the screen but leave everything else as-is.
  3. westrock2000 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2013
    You should be able to log in with the iOS Remote app and hit play again after turning off the TV. Thats what I do. And you can use the playlist feature to start music without ever turning on the TV and all.
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    That only works, if aTV is directly connected to receiver (a HDMI-equipped receiver is required for aTV 4, as the Optical out is gone). If you use your TV as the HDMI-to-Optical converter between aTV and receiver (like I do), then obviously you need to keep the telly running for the audio passthrough to happen.

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