Newbie question alert because I am sure this has been discussed before but I didn’t see a sticky FAQ with answers??
My current configuration is a V1 Tacx Neo with Zwift app on an iPhone XS mirroring to an old Apple TV (original silver remote - no Zwift app) playing on a six year old Samsung Smart TV. I prefer to watch the ride unfold on a TV rather than on a small phone or tablet screen.
This combo allows me to ride on Zwift but there are a few things that bug me so I am looking for suggestions for a more suitable setup!
-At least once a minute the TW display freezes or lags behind the actual ride. This isn’t a big deal for casual riding but it would be annoying during a race or really hard workout.
-Using the small screen on my iPhone XS to choose Zwift options or check out events is fiddly. It would be nice to have a larger interface that doesn’t require wearing my reading glasses
-When riding on Zwift and mirroring the app from my iPhone and streaming music from the phone through the TV surround speakers I can hear music but none of the game-related sounds. Is this normal? How can I have music from my phone and the game sounds play through the TV speaker system or are the game sounds non-essential?
I have considered buying a new Apple TV 4K to replace my old school unit. Would riding Zwift through the dedicated Apple TV app and then mirroring / streaming music from my iPhone to the TV be a solution to the freezing and the single audio output issues?
I have also considered buying an older iPad or laptop to run Zwift on but since I have no other use for this hardware I would rather avoid this if possible.
All that said I really want to end up with a stable, functional and easy-to-use Zwifting station and am willing to spend some money to make it happen.