Show Speakers like Apple TV

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by thewatch21, Aug 27, 2015.

  1. thewatch21 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    When I'm at home, It would be really cool, If I could sit on the couch, choose a music title from my iPhone, and play it via Airplay over my Bose Speakers.
    I already tried apps like Airserver or XMirage for my iMac (who is connected to the speakers), but when he is in standby, It doesn't work.
    Does anyone has an Idea how I can get this to work. The sound system is standard 3,5mm cable system.

    Thanks for your help and thank you for letting me join this awesome forum!

    Greetings from EU.
     
  2. jacobluecke macrumors member

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    Yep, there's a great way to do this. Get one of the old Airport Express base stations on Ebay, they typically run $20-$40 (the one that looks like a wall charger). These can be set up to connect to your existing WiFi and act solely as a Airplay receiver. They include an audio jack for you to connect your speakers to them.

    I did this exact thing over the summer and it works great.
     
  3. thewatch21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your reply! But it seems that the Airport Express needs to be connected to an Wfi Router. Thats a problem, because the Wifi router is located at another floor.
     
  4. jacobluecke macrumors member

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    Oh, yes that might be an issue. In my case, my Wifi router is on another floor and all the way across the house from the Airport Express and stereo, it still works fine for me.
     
  5. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    Nope. You can make the Airport Express Airplay only.
     
  6. thewatch21 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. So, I'm gonna buy the Aiport, plug it into a socket and connect my speakers to it. Not need to connect it with a second cable like a ethernet cable.
    If it really works like this, Im gonna set this up this week.
    Thank you for your support!
     
  7. jacobluecke macrumors member

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    It will work exactly like you described. Just plug it into the socket and connect your speakers. No need for an ethernet cable. Enjoy!
     

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