Yes the Apple can hook directly into your 876 via HDMI, sound then plays through your stereo, and surround modes if you so choose to. there are 2 versions of the apple...160GB, and 40GB, I chose the 40GB to just stream my music from my computer to the device. I suppose if you have less than 160GB you could just load all of you music to the apple. With the 40GB, you always have to have your iTunes running on your computer for this to work properly. Let me know if you have any further questions.