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Apple TV replace Airport Express in a Home Network?

1543 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 4, 2007 1:50 PM by musicmaker RSS
Kenneth Epstein Level 2 Level 2 (435 points)
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Apr 4, 2007 5:24 AM
I am currently using an Airport Express to stream audio to my HiFi and extend the reach of my home network. Will an Apple TV replace both functions?

iMac G5 - 19 1.8 GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Glorfindeal Level 6 Level 6 (9,330 points)
    No, the ATV does not act as a bridge. It will stream your iTunes though.

    iMac C2D 24" 2.33 GHZ (2GB), iPod Nano 8GB, iPod Video 60GB, iPod Shuffle 1G, Mac OS X (10.4.9), Macbook 1.83 GHZ White (2GB, 160GB HD)
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,365 points)
    No, the ATV does not act as a bridge. It will stream
    your iTunes though.


    The above reply is slightly misleading.

    Although you can use the Apple TV to stream music from your computer, you must use the Apple TV to control the music selection and therefore you will need to have the TV on.

    It does not work like AirTunes / Airport Express where you select the music in iTunes and send it to the Airport Express. You cannot control the music being played on an Apple TV from within iTunes as you can with the Airport Express. I only wish you could.
    24" iMac C2D 2.16Ghz, MacBook 1.83Ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • Anonymous Level 2 Level 2 (430 points)

    If I understand correctly the context of what you're asking for, the Apple TV would not act as a wireless bridge or as an "extender" for a wireless network.

  • musicmaker Level 3 Level 3 (590 points)
    Apple needs to rethink and consolidate the hardware line up.

    Why doesn't the Apple HiFi speakers have wireless builtin?

    Why doesn't the AppleTV act as a bridge?

    Why doesn't the Apple Extreme n connect to the stereo?

    Is it just so we have to buy more Airtunes Express's? And then add them to our network via WDS. And WDS slows down the wireless speed. And we keep adding them and keepig getting a hit on our speed.

    Come on Apple
    MacBook Pro 2.0ghz, Mac OS X (10.4.9), 2gig of Ram/160GB HD


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