A technology developed by Apple, Inc. to stream audio and video between Apple devices.

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My Apple TV wont connect with my Macbook however it will connect with my sisters laptop, and to my iPhone

My sister and I both use a Macbook Air and I have successfully connected her laptop to the Apple TV. When I do the exact same steps on my laptop a notification pops up telling me that I cannot connect ...
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Apple TV (4th generation) Airplay lag because of VTEncoderXPCService

The moment I turn on Airplay and mirror my macbook to TV, VTEncoderXPCService pops up and takes more than 100% CPU. This causes the significant lag. My Internet speed is good and my operation system ...
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Apple tv (3rd Gen): display album covers immediately

I've recently started using an Apple TV 3rd gen. It's mainly a way to broadcast Spotify and Netflix from my phone. One thing that is starting to bug me a bit is the fact that, when I start playing a ...
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How to scan all available sound output devices on Mac?

I have an early 2015 Macbook Pro and Raspberry Pi which is running Airplay player. However, my Macbook usually won't recognise Airplay player as sound output when Raspberry Pi is turned on. It does ...
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Make iOS devices by default connect to external audio sources (Airplay/Bluetooth)?

Is there a way to get an iOS device to connect to an Airplay server and/or Bluetooth audio device by default? I would like my iPad to use my Mac computer's speakers by default, instead of the iPad ...
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AirPlay Mirror, sound not from AirPlay speakers

I have selected my speakers on Apple TV, and they work fine when playing content from Netflix on Apple TV. Although if I am using mirroring from OS X, the sound does not go to remote speakers, and ...
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Mirror two different devices via usb

I am trying to do two demos running on two devices. The goal would be to plug an external monitor into my computer and have one display show one device, and the other show the other device. I would ...
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Do Apple Lossless tracks remain lossless when sent via Airplay to a 4th gen Apple TV?

This question, from 2012, asks whether there is loss in the signal quality of an Apple-Lossless-encoded file when transmitted from a Macbook to an Airport Express. I am wondering whether things are ...
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Keep AirPlay toolbar icon permanently visible or hidden

I have a toolbar that semi-randomly every couple of minutes flips the Airplay icon on: or off again: How do I freeze it into a state of either always on or always off? The current behaviour of ...
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How to implement a large Aiport Express network

I have set up quite a few (simple) Airport networks in my life. Well, setup might not be the right wording; attaching a couple of Airport Expresses into the power, launch Airport Utility and go. Now ...
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App advice request: any app that can take video stills while playing video?

This is the scenario: Record a video, then play it back through AirPlay to an Apple TV (mirroring or not, whatever works). During the playback of the video, I want to be able to easily take a ...
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Cannot airstream itunes videos from iphone 4s to apple tv anymore

I used to be able to play itunes videos from my iphone onto my apple tv. Now I can fully set up airplay (even mirror, if I want), I can play youtube and netflix content, and even itunes music videos, ...
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Is it possible to mirror 2.5K or 5K iMac display to 1080p TV through Apple TV without swithcing iMac's resolution?

I have a 27" iMac with 2.5K built-in display resolution. Also i may replace it with a 5K/retina one. The problem is mirroring it's display without changing my mac's resolution other than it's native ...
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HDMI Input onto a MacBook Air

I have a Canon DSLR camera and I am trying to get the output from the camera onto a MacBook Air so I can then AirPlay the MacBook to a different Room. The other room is on the other side of a school ...
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play display from MacBook to projector connected to mac pro

I've got a projector connected to my MacPro. Now I would like to be able to mirror the screen from my MacBook(!) to this projector. Is this possible? Seems like an use case for AirPlay, but I am new ...
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How to Stream audio from Windows 7 PC to MacBook without latency?

I'm trying to stream audio from my Windows 7 PC to my MacBook for the purpose of gaming. I dont have external speakers for the Windows PC, so I want to use my macbook as the "speakers" while playing ...
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Deactivate shortcut launching airplay

Everytime I use cmd + shift + p (which is used in a lot of advanced text editor like sublime to open the command palette) my mac opens a window . I don't want this mac to be connected to airplay. I'...
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Is there an App for Browsing on iOS and watching on OS X?

I would like to browse video website on my iPhone and start watching videos on my Mac. I don't want to use Airplay as my Wifi connection is not good. I would like to just send an URL to a video player ...
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Airplay performance - retina Macbook Pro 15",Apple TV, Samsung TV

When I stream Prairie Home companion live, I get excellent frame rate and resolution on my Retina Mackbook Pro (late 2013). The Airplay performance to my 3rd generation Apple TV is always much poorer ...
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AirPlay menu bar icon shows up and disappears

When ever I turn on the wifi on my Mac, the AirPlay icon in the top menu bar will appear a few seconds and disappear. This on/off behavior keeps on going for some time after. I find this a little bit ...
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AirPlay without Apple TV?

Why are there AirPlay speakers or audio, but not for Video. I.e I have yet to see a single TV set support AirPlay mirroring, while many support Andriod ChromeCast type. Is it possible to have Video ...
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

I have an iMac at my home office that I'm often playing music on from the output speakers. I also have an AirPort Express with a speaker connectable to via AirPlay / Bluetooth. I was wondering, is ...
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Does AirPlay require an always-on Internet connection when streaming video or simply LAN networking?

I'm considering ditching my home broadband but I will need some way to keep watching internet tv and movies via my iPhone. I've currently got a Chromecast which I know uses the DIAL protocol to ...
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Headphone use with Airplay

I have an iPhone 6 that I like to share movies and tv shows via Airplay with my (Newest) Apple TV so I can watch them on a bigger 1080p screen. My question is can I listen to the audio with a pair of ...
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Where is the AirPlay menu bar app?

Apple hardware requirements state that AirPlay is not supported on my 2010 Macbook pro. However, I can use AirPlay to stream music/movies from iTunes to my Apple TV (4th gen), as well as YouTube ...
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I am using ambify and soundflower streaming Spotify with Hues Lights with no success.

When I run spotify on my Mac Airbook El Capitan, it controls the lights, using Soundflower and Ambify. When I select Airplay output, it feeds audio to the airplay speaker, however it doesn't route ...
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Is there some way for me to connect old technology to airplay?

I have a Mid 2010 MacBook Pro with El Capitan, I'm not able to use AirPlay because I simply don't have the hardware for it. However, I'm trying to work through the thought experiment of how I might be ...
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AWDL0 error messages in MBP without AWDL interface

I have a late 2011, 2.5 GHz Core i7 MBP running El Capitan 10.11.2. It runs great except for streaming Airplay to my Apple TV, particularly when trying to use the TV as a separate display. It bogs ...
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Wireless Display Adaptor not detected by MacBook Air

I am trying to display my MacBook Air screen on a TV screen, using a Wireless Display Adaptor. The TV is not an Apple TV. Although the Display dialogue under System Preferences show the option to "...
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No music airplay 4G iPod touch running iOS 6.1.6

I have a 4th generation iPod Touch (Model A1367) and my software is currently updated to iOS 6.1.6. When I play music I don't have AirPlay available. It seems that 4th generation iPod Touche running ...
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How to stream audio from VLC to AirPlay speakers?

My configuration looks like this: MacBook with EL Capitan AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) speakers connected to AirPort's audio port using mini-jack On my MacBook I switched audio output ...
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Greyed out airplay symbol in Safari

We recently upgraded from Snow Leopard to El Capitan to use the Safari airplay feature for embedded HTML5 Videos. On Videos (e.g. YouTube) we see that airplay symbol but it is grey and clicking on it ...
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No audio when AirPlay mirroring from MacBook Air to Apple TV

Air running Yosemite, played a video and turned on AirPlay mirroring to my Apple TV 4 running tvOS 9.1. The sound keeps coming from my Air, not the TV. I checked the Sound.prefPane and confirmed that ...
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Airport express and airplay. Is there a way to auto turn on amplifier?

I would like to stream music from my Apple devices to my kitchen. I've got an old amplifier and passive speakers. I know that I can simply connect my airport express to the LAN or WiFi and to the ...
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How do I turn off Apple airplayUIagent?

My MacBook Pro runs on OSX 10.9.5 because my sound editing software will not run if I update. My Parallels software upgrade will not install unless I turn off airplayUIagent - in all my searches for ...
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Little Snitch reports outgoing connections for AirPlayXPCHelper for wrong subnets?

After upgrading to El Capitan, I've started noticing annoying connections from the AirPlayXPCHelper to 192.168.1.0/24 subnet (my home network isn't in 192.168.1.0/24 subnet, it's in 172.16.0.0/12 ...
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Can a Mac act as Bluetooth receiver for sound?

This is my setup to play music: Mac with iTunes 2 Airport Express' connected to two pair of active B&O speakers I also have a turntable/record player that I want to use wirelessly with this ...
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Make non-Airplay devices Airplay ready?

I want to make my record player/turntable (well, a RIIA-amp) connect to my Airplay network. There are semi-complicated solutions that require a computer, I want something simpler. I imagine a hardware ...
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Create a Professional Airplay server on my Mac

I have this big event coming up in a few weeks time. I am going to have 3 iPads stationed around the room in various places, and I want a software which they can all be steaming to on my MacBook Pro. ...
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Mirroring iPhone 6s to MacBook Pro without Airplay

I want to mirror a video-streaming app from my phone to my MacBook Pro (an app that unfortunately is not available for laptops, just iPhone and iPad). Airplay won't work for this. Need the USB port ...
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How do I calibrate an Apple TV Display?

I am familiar with using the Display Calibration Assistant. I have used it on other external monitors before. Connected to my living room TV via AirPlay using Apple TV. The colors are all off. ...
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Bluetooth Speakers for Apple TV (4th Generation) Volume Control

I'm in the market for speakers for the Apple TV 4th Generation. I'd like to be able to control the volume level of the speakers via the Siri Remote. If this works via IR or Bluetooth, either option is ...
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Does AirPlay transcode/re-encode all content when streaming?

Can anybody explain how AirPlay streaming works? I've read some documentation but I'm still confused. If I'm on my iPhone and I'm inside an application that supports AirPlay such as YouTube, what ...
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Per app audio device output selection

Is there a way to tell OS X I want my music player to play over Airplay but Chrome to play on my computer's speakers at the same time? I have a hunch it's possible because some apps let me switch (I ...
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Why does AirPlay allow the iPhone 6s to go to sleep?

When AirPlaying something on an iPhone 6s the AirPlay stream pauses or dies when the iPhone 6s's screen goes dark or sleeps. AirPlay should prevent the streaming device from sleeping. How do I fix ...
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iPhone and iPad lock while playing videos over Airplay

It seems like this started happening relatively recently, but I am not sure what changed - when I am playing any kind of video (YouTube, Safari, etc.) over Airplay to my Apple TV, the default screen ...
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How do I mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro for free?

I am using a 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro with Yosemite and an iPhone 4s with iOS 9. I want to record game tutorials. I've tried to use the QuickTime Player to screen record but the little arrow on ...
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How can I keep B&O Z2 consistently connected to Airplay?

I use this excellent airplay speaker and iOS device for streaming music from Spotify. Unfortunately, the connection to Airplay reverts (timeout?) to the iPhone 6 Plus speaker after a short time. I ...
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Jawbone Jambox doesn't show in AirPlay

The AirPlay icon doesn't show the Jawbone Jambox when it is connected via Bluetooth to my iPhone 5c. I posed the question on Google, and tried looking in Apple Toolbox to no avail.
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Apple Watch stuck on Airplay

Today I looked at my Apple Watch and I noticed that the airplane mode was turned on. I had not activated it. When I looked on the glance with the airplane mode button, I noticed that the AirPlay ...