Dolby digital through AirPlay 2?

  • 6 August 2018
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My TV is a Panasonic HD ready plasma from 2005. It’s a great TV, but does not have either HDMI ARC or an optical connection. I have a Beam and two play:1’s as surrounds. Until I upgrade the screen, the only way to send sound from my Apple TV is via airplay 2 to the Beam + surrounds. My question is: what audio formats does this setup support? (I.E. DD5.1, stereo only, mono etc)


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Hi there, TurboBoosters. Thanks for the post! I've been digging into this topic a bit in my own time and I've found that typically Airplay passes Stereo and not Dolby Digital. This might change in the future, but since AirPlay is an Apple service/technology you may want to reach out to them about it.

Thanks again!
Hello Keith,

What’s up?

I found this question and actually I have exactly the same one, meaning is the DD 5.1 supported from Apple TV to my Sonos 5.1 via AirPlay 2?
I tried to find the info on Apple TV site, forums, etc. but no success.

Did you finally find this info on your side maybe?

Hi there, same question here.

I found that Airplay 2 is capable of streaming Dolby Digital 5.1 audio. But not to a Sonos system. And I can't find the reason why.