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HT5517 Multiple AirPlay Speakers From Apple TV

2343 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2013 1:08 PM by dblk65 RSS
crocombe Calculating status...
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Sep 30, 2012 10:44 AM

Is there no way to keep the speakers connected to the Apple TV playing AND send the audio to another set of AirPlay-enabled speakers? When I choose another AirPlay speaker, the audio from the Apple TV stops. If sending audio via AirPlay from Apple TV to other AirPlay-enabled devices is and either/or proposition, I don't even really see the point...

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  • motech Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2012 2:02 PM (in response to crocombe)

    totally agree. the original apple tv allowed you to do this.

    i really thought the new apple tv software udpate was restoring this feature.

  • Tuckerman Moss1 Calculating status...
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    Oct 5, 2012 8:45 AM (in response to crocombe)

    Your final sentence really makes the problem clear.  If turning on remote speakers automatically turns off the ATV speakers it's not really clear what Apple thinks the point of this option is.  Surely we often wish to turn on one or more sets of remote speakers in addition to the ATV so that we can spread the music throughout the house.  And as you note, the original AppleTV could do this easily and gracefully.  I too had really thought that they had really fix this - but it turns out they they still are forcing us to use the Remote app for playing through muli-speakers.  How disapp[ointing.

  • gadgetmartyr Calculating status...
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    Oct 18, 2012 12:11 AM (in response to crocombe)

    I have same problem.  In past I have always played itunes library music on multiple sets of airtunes speakers around the house.  Now my new Apple TV device can only play to one set at a time and has locked out other devices from using the airport express modules entirely.  Good job Apple, way to test your software before subjecting your users to fatal flaws.

  • Robert Olesen1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 14, 2013 6:01 AM (in response to crocombe)

    I have the very same setup as the original poster.


    Until the iOS 7 update streaming from content from my AppleTV 1st gen to my AppleTV 3rd gen was not a problem. Note, it did not run smoothly with other simultaneous activity on my wireless network


    After the iOS 7 was installed op my iPhone and iPad Mini this no longer works at all, which is a step back.

  • dblk65 Calculating status...
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    Nov 23, 2013 1:08 PM (in response to crocombe)

    Completely agree.


    Quite frankly, given the cost of apple TV movie rental, multiple speaker music streaming was the primary reason I purchased an apple TV 1st gen. Itunes and an apple TV replaced the need for an expensive all home stereo set up. It was brilliant.


    This change makes takes us dramatically backwards.


    I miss Steve Jobs.


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