Sony TV KDL-55W900A connected to Sonos Playbar via optical. AppleTV (3rd gen) connected to TV via HDMI.
Question: Is there a way to play music from my iTunes system WITHOUT having the TV turned on? Naturally this would be solved if Sonos had Airplay functionality, but for now I really prefer the user interface of iTunes over the Sonos controller. Everything works great if the TV is on, but I really don't think I should have to have the TV on to play my music from iTunes. Is there a setting I'm missing somewhere that would allow this with the equipment/connections I currently have??
Right now it's looking like the way to go might be to get a 2 in-->1 out optical splitter. I have seem similar topics here in the forum, but none that I have found are quite specific to my question. If a splitter is the way to go, is there a clear favorite? Is it automatic or does it need to be switched in order to work?
Thanks for any and all input!