Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible (and how) to have all the system sound played on AirPlay? Or at least for some specific (random) application (e.g. Songbird)?

share|improve this question
This question now has an answer here: The question is not quite the same, but the accepted answer applies :-) – alexis Aug 13 '15 at 13:38

What you want is AirFoil by Rogue Amoeba. Plays any audio from your system via AirPlay.

share|improve this answer

If you have a newer Mac with Mountain Lion you can also use it's built in AirPlay functionality.

Go to System Preferences->Sound and select Apple TV from the Output tab. This will play all system sound from your Mac.

share|improve this answer

An easy way to do this in Mountain Lion is to hold down the option key and click on the speaker icon in the menu bar. You then get a list of possible outputs, and will be able to send all audio to your Apple TV or other AirPlay device by selecting it.

share|improve this answer
-1 - why? It works. – dunxd Feb 19 '13 at 11:20

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.