Using USB

Can I play music from the ATV to an external USB DAC?  E.g. can the USB port be used for music output?


Here's what apple says:

"The USB port on the back of the Apple TV is only used for service and diagnostics. A USB keyboard, mouse, hard drive, or any other device will not be recognized by Apple TV."

Of course atv flash allows a hard drive to be recognized but that's all AFAIK.

However no harm in trying I guess.

let me re-phrase, Does aTV Flash allow you to use USB as an output audio device.  I know the ATV by itself does not support this and of course this is why I am posting here.

Sorry, USB DAC devices are not currently supported.  :(

Hello James,


any chance of this happening on the next version? Really hope so!