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iPod: The Missing Manual, 10th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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Chapter 12. iPod and iTunes Out Loud

NOW THAT YOU’VE GOTTEN YOUR IPOD FULLY LOADED WITH COOL entertainment, you probably want to listen to your playlists, albums, audio books, and podcasts on a booming stereo setup wherever you happen to be—your car, living room, bathroom, wherever. If you can load it onto your iPod, you can channel it through most any sound system—and at a pretty reasonable cost, too. This chapter explains the simple procedures you follow to play your ‘Pod through the woofers and tweeters in your life.

Got a second-generation Apple TV, an iPod Touch running iOS 5, and a zippy WiFi network? If so, you can stream video, photo slideshows, and more between iPod and big-screen TV without getting tangled up in cables and jacks. (If you have a different iPod, no Apple TV, or no WiFi network, flip back to Play iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV to learn how to play video on your TV.)

One note of caution before you plunk down your hard-earned cash on a fancy audio gizmo: Apple has made a lot of iPod models over the years, and not every add-on or accessory works with all iPods. To be safe (especially if you recently bought your ‘Pod), check the product’s fine print to make sure your add-on and iPod will be happy together.

Take Your iPod on the Road

SINCE THE GLORIOUS DAYS of crackly AM radio, music and driving have gone hand in hand. These days, a stereo system with an AM/FM radio and a CD player is the bare minimum for most cars, and late-model vehicles now cruise around with ...

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