If you want to output optical audio with the new Apple TV…

“The new Apple TV is a great device, for using with a TV,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Kirkville. “But if you want to connect it to an amplifier, to stream music over AirPlay, then it’s not for you.”

“There is no longer a Toslink (optical audio) output on the back of the Apple TV,” McElhearn writes. “The only option you have is HDMI; this is fine to connect to a TV or AV amplifier, but if you want to connect an Apple TV to a DAC, and then to an amp, you’re out of luck.”

McElhearn writes, “Of course, one option is to use both: a [Toslink-equipped] Apple TV 3 for music only, and the new Apple TV for videos, games, apps, etc.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Or you can simply get an HDMI splitter that outputs optical audio for around $30.

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