What application to use two appletvs to play same thing?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by x-evil-x, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. x-evil-x macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    i want to play music at the same time on two appletvs and using itunes to do it the music is out of sync. is there an app that can do this?
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Mine have always been in sync (or at least close enough that going from room to room I don't notice it). Are you using ethernet, wifi or a combination?
  3. ZeRoLiMiT macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2010
    Southern California
    it should give you the option to play on multiple rooms if you are using a laptop. I dont think you can do that with iphone or ipad
  4. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    it does on my iTunes-mac but its out of sync.


    i live in a studio so i notice if its out of sync. i have surround sound in each part of my place. but i have one connected to ethernet and one wi fi.
    i tried disconnecting the ethernet one and going through wi fi but it had the same issue. its off slightly
  5. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
  6. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
  7. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    anybody else know? airfoil is giving me the same outcome. there has to be a way?
  8. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    No comprendo.

    Why would you expect two separate ATV devices to be synchronized?

    U maybe looking at things more dedicated for what you want like Sonos.
  9. theanorak macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2012
    More to the point: why do you need simultaneous streaming in a studio? How big is the room that you need two separate sets of speakers!?
  10. theautopilot, Nov 12, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2013

    theautopilot macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2010
    You have not mentioned what your audio setup is. Chances are that the aTVs actually are in sync, but the slight difference in timing that you are hearing is down to your AMP/DAC's processing.

    If you want perfect sync, I don't understand why you would use 2 aTVs. Just use one and split the audio to two amps. But as other have said, why have 4 speakers in one room?
  11. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    i send mine to 4 speakers, and it's all in sync.

    i've got an iHome iW2, B&W A7, denon surround sound system, and airport express with speakers.

    (can also use an aTV hooked to the denon, and that works fine too)

    long skinny apartment, so while you can't hear all 4, you can hear 3 at a time.

    I'll second auto pilot's guess that the aTV is in sync, but there's something in your speakers/amplifier that is a bit slow.

    or on the off chance you've got some distance between the speakers, it might be the delay in the time it takes sound to travel (100 feet will be about 1/10 of a second delay)
  12. x-evil-x thread starter macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    i figured it out it was one of my receivers was set to a delay years ago from directv i never changed it back. works fine now through two 5.1 systems.

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