Revo block + Airport Express = AirPlay device?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Donki, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Donki macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    Hey folks,

    I have a Revo block sound dock in the kitchen with a line in port. Is it as simple as buying an AirPort Exspress to it to turn it into an AirPlay dock? Sorry in advance if this is a stupid question just want to make sure before I buy one.
  2. hvfsl macrumors 68000


    Jul 9, 2001
    London, UK
    Yes, although you may want to wait until October as there will probably be an updated version supporting the latest wifi standard.
  3. Donki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    Thanks, what would the difference be? I was eyeing a refurb for £59 or venturing onto the bay. Once up and running I can play my full iTunes library to it from my desktop or from my iPad/iPhone, correct? Again excuse my ignorance.
  4. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    If you intend to play only music, then the wi-fi spec is really not relevant, as even the old 54Mbps 801.11g standard (e.g the old plug-type express) is sufficient to transmit stereo audio over the air.
    Yes, you can play anything that your iTunes or iOS can play (audio only).
  5. Donki thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2013
    Great, seems like a no brainer really then, and a handy way of sorting out the original docking pin to the lighten one without an ugly adaptor.

    Cheers guys.

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