Network Details (Including networking gear model/manufacturer and if on WiFi/Ethernet)
Linkysys Velop Mesh Network (relatively new), Ethernet to Apple TV, Individual HomePod and Paired Homepods configurations to different Apple TV 4K’s
Audio Devices (Specify what device you’re using and its connection type - USB/HDMI/etc.)
Apple TV 4K, TV OS 14.4
Description Of Issue
I can’t not get any sound to come out of the Homepod(s) when I choose a Roon enabled Apple TV 4K as my Roon endpoint. The Apple TV 4K is set up with “on the same network”, requires a password and has the Apple TV output speakers set to the paired Homepods or one single HomePod. I updated to Roon 1.8 right after it came out but had not tried using an Apple TV as the output source until today. I am a long time user of Roon and Apple products so am familiar with the various setting etc but can’t seem to figure this one out. Thanks for any help.
I see. Thanks. I was confused. If you have an Apple Home, which you must do if you have a HomePod, then the Home settings can still block access if you set them up to only allow “members” of the home to access speakers and TVs. That was the solution I described above.
I used to have HomePods in stereo pairing, but one of them died on me. So, now I have a single HomePod and 2 minis. So, I no longer have them setup as a stereo pair, but as single endpoints, and I am now able to stream to them. Thanks to you!
Also, I don’t use a dedicated Apple TV unit anymore, since upgrading my TV that runs the Apple TV app.
While I wish I had info on whether this will be implemented and if so when, what I can say at the moment is that there is a feature request thread and sharing your interest there is the best way to help move things forward:
Hi @beka Sorry for my delay responding back - I haven’t had to use the Roon Community before and was not used to checking so had not logged in lately. I think this summarizes my findings:
For @Kuryan_Thomas - I have not found any differences regarding if I do or do not use a password. I do have everything set up as “same network”.
I can set up individual Homepods in Roon as endpoints and play direct to them. I have 2 sets of "paired’ Homepods but Roon only “sees” the individual Homepods and as just stated I can play direct to any of them if I enable them in Roon.
I used to be able to play thru an Apple TV to the Apple TV connected audio (a DAC to stereo amp or TV w/ speakers). I now have paired Homepods connected too 2 of my Apple TV’s and no audio can be heard from the Apple TV’s that have paired Homepods as their default audio out. I also unpaired the Homepods and tried one HomePod as the default audio out from the Apple TV and still no sound. I also tried Speaker Out as the default for the Apple TV and still no audio out (that seems odd to me). I did Quit and Reboot Roon in between Apple TV setting changes too.
So for me - Apple TV’s with paired or individual Homepods as the default Apple TV audio out just won’t produce any sound. Sorry for the long explanation but thought I should try to detail the options I tried. Thanks.
FYI - I perhaps should have noted that if I choose “Homepods” or “Speaker Out” in my Apple TV’s as the default audio choice then every App I have on my Apple TV works fine in terms of the audio playing out to the Paired HomePods or the Speaker Out. I have no Audio Out issues at all via Apps on the Apple TV - in the case of the Apple TV Speaker Out choice the audio plays thru the Apple TV HDMI cable attached to my Samsung TV(s) and plays out of the Samsung TV speakers.