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FireTV as an Input on the Server

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Hey All,

I am about to set up my server and zones but I realized one of the inputs I really want to have is the FireTV. Their prime music voice search is awesome and I use it often already but I wanted to see if anyone had any experience setting FireTV as an input and what they used for it. It only has an optical out as the HDMI I am using is going into the TV. What would the best way to setup the FireTV as an input into the server? Thanks in advance!

asked Oct 27, 2016 by user1468 (2 points)

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You could connect the FireTV's optical output into any PC sound card that supports optical input, and then use config.plethra.com to create an audio source linked to the digital input.

Not all sound cards support an optical input, but there are enough around for a decent price. Such as the Creative Sound Blaster Z.

answered Oct 29, 2016 by user66 (450 points)
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