Run sound through TV and computer speakers

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ChimpNamedEnid, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. ChimpNamedEnid, Nov 17, 2012
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    ChimpNamedEnid macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2010
    Hi All - just picked up a new Apple TV yesterday and things are working perfectly.

    My only question is this: Is is possible to run sound through both my TV AND my computer speakers at the same time while watching on the TV? I have some great Klipsch computer speakers which would help tremendously during playback.

  2. MarkG21 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2010
  3. warvanov macrumors 6502a

    Oct 13, 2011
    Yes, it's absolutely possible to do that.

    Assuming you're using HDMI to connect the ATV to your TV, then that cable will carry sound to your TV.

    If your TV has a sound output, then you can send that to your Klipsch speakers.

    If your TV does not have a sound output, the ATV has an optical audio out to send to your Klipsch speakers. If your speakers don't use optical audio, then you can get an optical to analog converter from for not too much money.

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