Originally Posted by djstix
Apple TV now supports airtunes. So I recently replaced my Mac mini located in the kitchen with an Apple TV and synced all my music to it. Now I use the AppleTV to stream to my Airport Express for music and for video over HDMI to the kitchen TV. No iTunes anywhere. It works very well.
BTW you can also stream internet radio, but you need to add the channels to your playlist in iTunes on the Mac that is used for syncing and they will then appear as playlists on the AppleTV.
I was glad to see your post as I'm not sure how to set up the Apple TV to "see" the Airport Express without iTunes on a Mac somewhere in the chain.
Here is my set up:
Apple TV with aTV Flash hack
External 2TB USB Hard drive with AIF & ISO media
I want to stream audio (AIF files) from the ATV to the airport express (connected to my stereo) with NO iTunes or Mac in the chain.
From your post this looks to be what you are successfully doing, am I correct? Also, do I need to involve iTunes at least once to configure the Airport express so that the ATV can "see" it? If so, is it a set once and forget situation or do I not need iTunes or a Mac at all and the ATV will "see" the airport express.
I should add none of this is hooked up yet as all the pieces are on order and I should be setting up the whole rig in a week or so. Any help/clarification would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much!