Chapter 6. Play Music, Podcasts, and Audiobooks

Music and television have always been separate experiences for me, mostly because my college bookshelf stereo system sounded much better than the so-so speakers in my old TV. But now, the speakers are pretty good in many widescreen televisions and I’ve set my audio/visual system so that the movies’ sound comes through a home theater speaker system.

Given its easy-to-use visual interface, why not turn the Apple TV into the living room jukebox? It can play all your music and audiobooks and stay current on your favorite podcasts.

Play Music

From the Apple TV’s main screen, highlight Music and press Select/Play/Pause to switch to the Music screen (FIGURE 6.1). A random selection of album covers appears ...

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