6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2012 10:33 AM by Alley_Cat
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I want to put some speakers in the kitchen so I can listen to music when I cook. I thought about getting an Airplay speaker but the more I thought about it the more it seemed like a better solution for someone like me was to get an Airplay-ready device and then pick out my own speakers.

 

So after doing a bit of research I'm tied between the Airport Express and the Apple TV. The Apple TV has more media functionality that I'd like but I'm not sure if I can get away with just plugging it into a set of speakers and controlling it from my iPad. Is there something about the Apple TV that makes it require a TV be attached, either something in the way you interact with it or a hardware/software requirement?

 

If not, I think it might be the better direction for me. I don't really need a second router in my apartment (I already have an Extreme) as my place isn't that big. It also means if I want to use the Apple TV for it's more traditional purposes sometime later, I can.


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