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

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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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How to stream only the video to an Apple TV from a Mac?

I have an Apple TV with which I'd like to read videos from my mac, both from Internet (Youtube for example) and from files stored on my hard drive. There is two ways of doing it: the first one is ...
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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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Can Apple TV AirPlay mirroring use a “secondary” screen/display?

Can Apple TV enable me to treat my TV as a wireless secondary screen (as one can do when directly connecting the TV via a cable), rather than simply mirroring my primary screen? I'd love to stream ...
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Can I find out who is currently using my Airport Express speakers, and kick them?

If I want to stream music to an AE when someone else is connected, I get a message "The speaker XXX is currently used by someone else". Right now, both my flatmates are not connected to the AE but I ...
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Is there a workaround to enable streaming music to multiple speakers from iOS?

It is well documented that you cannot stream to more than one AirPlay compatible device through iOS. (In an early developer build of 4.0 the functionality was put in but was taken out in the GM). I ...
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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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How to completely disable Airplay in Mac OS X [duplicate]

I'd like to cut out AirPlay entirely. Looking for an answer, I read Disable AirPlay on a Mac But it didn't really offer a direct solution. Here is my problem: I have the household media room ...
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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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AirPlay Music From AirPort Express Dropping Out

My AirPlay music keeps disconnecting. Here's my gear: AirPort Extreme 2013 AirPort Express 2012 MacBook Air 2013 iPhone 4S And my setup: Extreme is in the living room Express is in the adjacent ...
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AirPlay option disappeared?

I have the AppleTV connected via WiFi. I tried AirPlay via WiFi using my iPhone and it mirrored perfectly. The next day, the AppleTV was sleeping before I turned it on using the Apple Remote. However, ...
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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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Can I have audio from my PC output to Bluetooth while my video outputs to AirPlay?

As it stands, my Apple TV is hooked up directly via HDMI to my television. I have 2 amazing speakers that I use bluetooth to connect to and play from when I'm NOT using AirPlay. When I switch to ...
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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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Is there any free way to have a Mac function as an AirPlay speaker?

I have a stereo system hooked up to my Mac mini, but sometimes I'll play music from my laptop. Is there any way for the Mac mini to be recognized as a speaker and allow me to output sound to it (and ...
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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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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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Enable mirroring on iPhone 4 (over-the-air)

Through a cydia tweak or otherwise, is it possible to enable over-the-air mirroring for unsupported-by-default devices, i.e. iPhone 4, iPad 1 et al.? You would think it's a popular question but all ...
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Disable automatic switch to Bluetooth carkit on iPhone

Whenever my iPhone connects with the Bluetooth carkit that is integrated in my car audio system, the iPhone switches AirPlay to the carkit and thus sends all audio to the carkit instead of the iPhone ...
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Inconsistent access to Bonjour services on sleeping devices

This may turn out to be two different questions/answers, but I suspect they're somewhat related. Let's see... Among other things on my home network, I have a MacBook Pro (mid-2010) and a Macbook (...
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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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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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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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Is there any way to connect a record player (RCA outputs) to AirPlay speakers?

I've got a very simple situation, which is: I have a generic record player with a preamp and RCA outputs (red/white). I have a pair of speakers connected to an old Airport Express, one connected to a ...
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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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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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AirPlay to “iPhone Speaker” (iOS 7)

So I upgraded to iOS 7 this morning. I checked Control Center a bit later and saw an AirPlay icon going to "iPhone Speaker". I have no idea why (we don't have any air play devices, let alone with that ...
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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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Apple Mac OS X & Chromecast AirPlay Mirroring

Is there a way to use Chromecast same way as Apple TV - Apple AirPlay Mirroring? I'd like to do display mirroring from OS X via Chromecast.
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How to stream music to a PC?

How do I use my Mac to stream audio (preferably using AirPlay) over WiFi to my 2 PCs with sound systems? (If at the same time, then they need to be in perfect sync) It would also be nice to be able ...
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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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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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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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How do I turn off AirPlay on Apple Watch?

On the control center screen on my Apple Watch I accidentally turned on AirPlay. When I tap on it it gives me an option to cancel or select "Apple Watch...". I've tried both and neither option toggles ...
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Selecting iPad As Audio Source When Mirroring to Apple TV?

I'm currently mirroring from my iPad to my Apple TV, but the audio source automatically sets to the TV. At night I'd love it if I could switch the audio source to my ipad so I could hook up some ...
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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 ...
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Operation not permitted turning off airplay mirroring

I'm running the command sudo chmod 000 /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPlayUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPlayUIAgent Because airplay mirroring is messing with one of my programs, but it tells me ...
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Airplay sounds are withheld and play when I switch back to internal speakers

Today I encountered this strange problem: I tried to switch to my Airplay speakers (connected through an Airport Express) by using alt+click on the sound icon in the menu-bar. Music was playing ...
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Is there a way of separating airplay from cellular traffic?

I always use AirPlay over my wifi at home, but that network does not have internet connectivity. So I can only play podcasts that I pre-download, but no music that I could stream over cellular data ...
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How to use an old iMac as an external display for a MacBook via wifi?

There have been several questions how to connect a (new) MacBook to an (old) iMac so the latter will work as a second, bigger display for the former, but all were assuming a hardware connection, i.e. ...
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iPhone 4 doesn't prompt password verification when attempting to connect to AirPlay

I'm trying to connect to an Airplay device in my class from an iPhone 4 (MD197LL/A) running iOS 7.1.2 (11D257), and when I select the device I would like to mirror to, it only displays the animation ...
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Why is my Airplay lagging?

When I use my airport express to play music, the media is still 3 or 4 seconds late but if I change the volume the result is instantly applied. My Airport is connected throw WiFi to my router and so ...
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Airtunes receiver (Apple TV1) not available on iOS

Just hooked up my Apple TV 1 to my soundsystem and can stream audio over AirTunes from the Mac perfectly but I looked on my iPhone 5 and iPad Mini and found no device in the AirPlay section. Is this ...
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Will performance on my AirPort Extreme be hurt pushing AirPlay content over 2.4Ghz and the rest on 5Ghz?

I already know individual answers to this but stick with me :) So, the latest AirPort Extreme (802.11ac) says it can do simultaneous dual-band, which is fine when you're using both frequencies ...