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Re: iPhone4 with iOS 6 using AirTunes with 1st Gen AppleTV

I haven't tried it from my iPhone but I just tried it from iTunes and my 1g ATV did show up as an airtunes speaker. If Airplay is supported, the device shows up in iTunes as a monitor icon. If it is AirTunes it shows up as a speaker icon.

AirTunes is still in AirPlay, it hasn't changed so it should work. I would check on whether or not the iMac can do it, if it can't then obviously there is a problem. Restarting the ATV may fix it.



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Just a side note... I think it's called AirPlay now whether it's just audio or audio and video.
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skeechan
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Correct, airtunes is now just part of the stack.



Styvas
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Yes, but on the original AppleTV, it's still called AirTunes.



skeechan
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That's 'cause they haven't pushed any updates.



Styvas
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Yup. And I suspect they're done with that platform.



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For certain, but $99 for a newer model isn't that bad especially since it has more capabilities.



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I don't have personal experience from the 1st gen ATV but from what I hear from friends it is a PITA to keep it connected to the network. Theirs is down more than up.

I agree, the $99 current gen is very nice. A rare, sensibly priced product from Apple.
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said by Nezmo:

I don't have personal experience from the 1st gen ATV but from what I hear from friends it is a PITA to keep it connected to the network. Theirs is down more than up.

I agree, the $99 current gen is very nice. A rare, sensibly priced product from Apple.

If they are having that much difficulty keeping it connected to the wireless network it is most likely a wireless issue (interference). I used to take calls about these all the time and never had any with connection issues unless there a bunch of interference.


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said by kitsune:

said by Nezmo:

I don't have personal experience from the 1st gen ATV but from what I hear from friends it is a PITA to keep it connected to the network. Theirs is down more than up.

I agree, the $99 current gen is very nice. A rare, sensibly priced product from Apple.

If they are having that much difficulty keeping it connected to the wireless network it is most likely a wireless issue (interference). I used to take calls about these all the time and never had any with connection issues unless there a bunch of interference.

Probably. It was ages ago. I am sure they have now moved to a more current model of the ATV.

My ATV2 is rock solid now. I used to have issues waking it up so I just set it to never sleep. Even that may be okay now with several iOS updates since I had the problem. The wake from sleep problem was likely Bonjour related. The latter is very weak on Windows.
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reply to skeechan

I finally got to testing this a bit more. I can access the ATV as an AirTunes speaker from iTunes on the iMac, but even power cycling the equipment doesn't impact the iPhone issue. Still no option to use it as an AirTunes/AirPlay speaker from the iOS6 iPhone environment.

Oh well... it's not the end of the world, but would have been handy.
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