12 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2012 5:21 PM by Winston Churchill
Bene007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hey everyone,

 

i ve a question. I want to connect my apple tv 2 with a denon avr 1611. And than i want to play music with the remote app without a tv. Means i want play music with the apple tv without that the tv is switched on. Can it be possible?

 

Thank you

 

Hope u r understanding my question ;)


AppleTV 2, Windows 7
  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (86,535 points)

    Welcome to the Apple Community.

     

    I'm not sure whether the current software allows the Apple TV to play music with the TV turned off or no TV at all, however some versions have not permitted this.

  • Bene007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    >however some versions have not permitted this

     

    Some versions?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (86,535 points)

    Yes, the OS is updated periodically and new features are added, some of these updates have not allowed the Apple TV to play audio without a TV.

  • Bene007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    -.- hmm but with a tv that would be no problem right?

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (86,535 points)

    Yes, the Apple TV will play audio with the TV switched on.

  • Bene007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    And i could control the apple tv with the remote app? I know the music isnt saved Panther Apple tv, but with iTunes i could stream my music to my receiver. That sounds perferct.

  • Bene007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I meant 'on the' not panther ^^

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (86,535 points)

    Yes you can do that.

  • Bene007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    thanks for ur help

  • jon8979 Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)

    Bene007 wrote:

     

    i ve a question. I want to connect my apple tv 2 with a denon avr 1611. And than i want to play music with the remote app without a tv. Means i want play music with the apple tv without that the tv is switched on. Can it be possible?

    The answer depends on how you're getting the audio to the receiver.

     

    If you're using HDMI, you're subject to various HDMI issues, and the ATV can be problematic with some Denon receivers as can be determined from reading this forum. FWIW, I have an AVR-789, and the ATV definitely works over HDMI with no TV connected to the receiver. (I use my ATV solely as an Airplay audio bridge to my receiver; I don't hook the ATV up to a TV except to configure it.)

     

    If you're using optical, it was possible to use the ATV with no TV or the TV turned off from the introduction of the ATV 2 until the 4.4 update was released in Oct 2011. Apple broke the functionality in 4.4 but fixed it in 4.4.3:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4448

     

    They were a tremendous number of messages posted here complaining about this bug between 4.4 and 4.4.3, but they have subsided, so I guess it is fixed. I restored the 4.3 firmware to solve this and another 4.4 problem, the Airplay 2-step bug. The latter remains unfixed and requires one to switch back and forth between Airplay targets to make the ATV play audio. If you don't get mad enough to start pushing buttons, you could wrongly conclude the audio is still broken.

     

    And yes, you can use the remote app to stream iTunes content on your computer to the ATV. You can also stream content from the iPhone or whatever to the ATV.

  • Bene007 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I want the same like u. I want to use my ATV solely as an Airplay audio bridge to my receiver over HDMI. I'll have a try and i'll post the result here.

  • Winston Churchill Level 10 Level 10 (86,535 points)

    You'll still need to connect it to a TV to set it up. If you have no intention of using it for its video capability, you may want to consider an airport express instead.