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

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AirPlay mirroring on iPod touch 4G

I've just bought Reflection app for Apple TVize Mac. It works when playing video. Now i've discovered i have also AirPlay Mirroring icon in task bar on my iPod touch (see picture). I've been expecting ...
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Why has AirPlay to Apple TV stopped working from 3rd-party apps?

I have been using AirPlay to stream stuff to my Apple TV for months, and it's been great. In the last week or so it stopped working for 3rd-party apps. I use Radium on my Mac. This used to work fine ...
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Does AirPlay mirroring have any restrictions?

I saw that mountain lion now allows full screen mirroring over airplay to an Apple TV. For awhile when I want to play something on my tv from my computer I've just run an HDMI to DVI cable to my ...
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Turn On Air Play on iPad Without Double Tapping Home Button

Is there a way to enable Air Play Mirroring on the iPad without (!) double tapping the home button? I'd like to physically lock away the home button to use the iPad on a booth but still be able to ...
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How to not allow other people to access your mac?

i've been noticing strange things since I moved in my apartment. One time or another I can see airplay icon that appears out of no where, I'm concerned that someone might get access to my mac, is ...
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How do I stop my AirPort Express from showing up under AirPlay?

I just got an AirPort Express and it's great but I don't have the audio port hooked up to any so it is useless to select it for AirPlay. Is there a way I can keep it from showing up in the list of ...
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Minimal Apple TV Setup

For an exhibition I need a minimal Apple TV setup that enables me to connect an iPad to an Apple TV via Air Play. → Ideally I don't want to bring an extra router or computer. Is it possible to ...
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AirPlay via AppleTV stutters on retina MacBook Pro but not iPhone 4

I recently got a retina Macbook Pro and I am loving it except for one thing. When I go to System Preferences > Sound > Output and select AirPlay while playing audio, the sound will often just stop or ...
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What does “Enable AirPlay over WAN” do?

What does AirPlay over WAN do? I have an AirPort Express 802.11n. This was the last generation to hook directly into the outlet.
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Can I use a Mac Mini as an Airplay audio receiver?

I don't have an AppleTV (yet), but I do have a Mac Mini hooked up to some decent speakers. Is there something I can run on it, so that it acts like an Airplay audio receiver? (Video support isn't ...
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Airplay icon disappears after mac wakes up from sleep

I have found that when my mac wakes up from sleep, sometimes there is no airplay icon. The only way I can fix this is by doing a recycle of my MacBook Air. I was wondering if there was any other way ...
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How do I get my AirPlay mirroring to take up my entire TV screen?

I have a 2011 27" iMac that currently has Mountain Lion installed on it, and I am trying to get the AirPlay mirroring to take up my entire 1080p widescreen TV. How do I get that to happen?
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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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Why is Airplay from my iPhone to my Apple TV so slow?

I got the new Apple TV and noticed that it takes ages to stream a video from my iPhone. Moreover, streaming videos directly from youtube on my iphone over airplay may cause the video to be very ...
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Can I make Option+click on the Volume icon list all AirPlay output devices?

I would like to make Option+clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar show me all AirPlay output devices. Right now, only "Internal Speakers" and the last used AirPlay device are listed, so either only ...
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AirPlay Mirroring shows scrambled output in guest account

When using Mountain Lion's AirPlay Mirroring in the guest account, all I see on an Apple TV is some flickering scrambled image. Sometimes I shortly recognize some text, but that seems to be from the ...
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What GPU functions or capabilities are behind AirPlay mirroring?

The product page for AirPlay states that advanced hardware acceleration is used to make mirroring to an Apple TV possible. The footnote shows that only Mid 2011 Macs and newer can use this function. ...
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Airport Express not getting IP address from Telus SE567 DSL router

I'm trying to set up an Airport Express with a home network based off of a DSL wifi router (model SE567) that came with a Telus internet connection. The Airport Express doesn't get a valid IP address ...
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Mountain Lion: AirPlay doesn't show up (but it works in iTunes)

I have mountain lion and Apple TV. iTunes only displays the option for AirPlay. But it doesn't display on the OSX top bar. I have a MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
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Which Macs support Airplay mirroring on Mountain Lion?

Some people are reporting that Airplay mirroring doesn't work on their Mac running Mountain Lion. Which Macs support AirPlay?
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How can iTunes be configured to play TV Show audio over AirPlay speakers?

iTunes 10.6.3 shows the AirPlay icon when playing music purchased from the iTunes Store, but not when playing TV Shows purchased from the iTunes Store. The setup: MacBook running iTunes 10.6.3 ...
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Airplay over wired network?

I intend to buy a MacBook Air. I already own an AirPlay enabled receiver/player from Denon. It features both WiFi and Ethernet network interfaces. Will AirPlay work over a wired (Ethernet) network ...
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What determines whether applications can broadcast to multiple AirPlay speakers?

Some apps, like Remote.app, can broadcast to multiple Airplay speakers at once. Others seem limited to one speaker at a time. Is there a way to enable apps that use Airplay to have the option to ...
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Simultaneous use of Airport Express and Time Capsule

I know Apple likes us to think everything works by magic, but... To use Airplay one needs Airport Express. To backup wirelessly one needs Time Capsule. There is, in particular, no way to get Airplay ...
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Is it better to use AirPlay to push from Mac to AppleTV, or use AppleTV to pull from a Mac?

If we have an iMac and an AppleTV, is it better to use the AppleTV to pull content from the Mac to play it, or is it better to start from the Mac and use AirPlay to push to the AppleTV?
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Are there any car stereos out there that support AirPlay?

First, I understand that I'm walking a fine line but, to be clear, I am sticking to the FAQ and I am not asking for hardware recommendations. Instead, I simply want to know if there are any car ...
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Disable AirPlay on a Mac

I want to prevent the user from being able to stream to remote speakers with any client on their laptop. Is there a way to globally disable AirPlay on a Mac OS X (10.6 or 10.7) system?
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AirPlay with just iPhone and Apple TV

Can I stream things from an iPhone to an Apple TV with no additional equipment (i.e. no wireless router)? Will they be able to talk to each-other just like that (like Lion Mac Books apparently can for ...
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iPhone external speak with Bluetooth and AirPlay?

Most of the external speakers I've seen have either AirPlay [B&W Zeppelin] or Bluetooth [Bose Soundlink, Jawbone Big Jambox] but not both. Anyone know of an external speaker system that has both? ...
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Airplay: stream video and audio components to different Airplay target devices

I'm thinking about getting a Libratone sound system that plays music via Airplay. I would have an Apple TV connected to an LCD projector. My question is whether I would be able to wirelessly stream ...
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Does lossless audio over Apple AirPlay have preserved audio quality?

AirPlay is very convenient to bring up the sound on my big stereo speakers, but I am wondering whether the AirPlay protocol preserves audio quality, e.g. bitrate? I understand that if the WiFi is ...
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How can I demo a website via an iPad?

I've developed a proof-of-concept that I'll need to demo on a projector (VGA) and I'd like to use the iPad to demo it. I'd like to mirror the page with as little lag as possible, as the proof uses a ...
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Airplay mirror iPad to mac but let audio play from iPad

Scenario: I'm trying to mirror my iPad to my iMac using the Reflection app. Everything works fine but the reason I'm doing this is to record myself making a real time mix using the app Djay. ...
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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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iPhone/iPad unable to see iMac/Apple TV until router reboot (affects AirPlay, Remote app, Wi-Fi sync)

Every few days my iPhone (4) and/or iPad (3rd generation) lose their ability to "see" my iMac and/or Apple TV on the network. This means: The Remote app shows zero sources available for Home Sharing ...
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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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Is there software to mirror a Windows PC via AirPlay?

I would like to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV via AirPlay. I've found a few options which enable Windows Media Player to receive video via AirPlay. I've also found an application named Airfoil ...
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Apple TV 3G can't connect to Windows iTunes home sharing library

I'm trying to connect my 3rd generation Apple TV to iTunes on Windows 7 via iTunes home sharing, but when I "click" the Computers icon on the Apple TV, it shows an error message stating that it can't ...
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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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How do I find dual Screen iPad apps

A feature of having an Apple TV is Dual Screen with an iPad. I would like to find games and apps that use this feature. How would I specify this within the app store? or is there a list online ...
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Audio setup for Macbook and XBox?

I have a one set of speakers, 2 macbooks (girlfriend and I), an iPod touch and a XBox. Now, I struggle with the audio because anytime I want to listen music or use the xbox, I have to switch the RCA ...
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What is wrong with the content protection of AirPlay that some applications prevent its use?

I've been enjoying March Madness from both my iPhone and iPad via the March Madness Live application. In fact I've enjoyed the app so much I purchased an Apple TV so I could watch games via AirPlay. ...
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Does GarageBand iOS 1.2 support AirPlay?

Does GarageBand iOS 1.2 support AirPlay? I see reports from Google searches that AirPlay was added to an earlier version but had lag-related performance issues. With 1.2, I see no way to select audio ...
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AirPlay Quality Issues from iPad

I have a 1st gen iPad 32GB + WiFi and AppleTV 2nd gen. I'm having issues playing back streaming content from my iPad to my AppleTV over AirPlay. An example of this is audio from Pandora (Internet), ...
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Can I record iPad screen contents over AirPlay to an Apple TV and then recording the HDMI output?

Does the AppleTV HDMI output include any copy protection (e.g. HDCP)? If so, is it always present, or only when playing DRM'd content? I'd like to use the AppleTV (with AirPlay mirroring from an ...
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Apple TV works with my iPhone but not with my PC on the same wireless network

I have: Windows 7 PC with latest version of iTunes connected to my network (wired). Windows Firewall is turned off. Apple TV (2nd generation) connected to my network (wireless) iPhone connected to ...
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Time Capsule as media server?

I want to set up a media server for streaming of my music library via AirPlay and AirPort express to my hifi. Is there any way to use time capsule for this or do I need to get (yet) another device?
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Why do some apps only Airplay the audio?

For the background info: I have an iPod Touch [4g] running iOS 5.0.1 and an AppleTV 2 running the latest software. I've noticed that while the majority of third-party video apps do AirPlay just fine ...
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AirPlay on Apple TV 2 failing more often than it works

I'm finding that when streaming video or audio from either my iPad 1 or iPhone 4 to my Apple TV 2, it more often than not fails (although it does occasionally work). I'd say 6/10 it fails. I'll: ...
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Streaming video from shared Mac folder to AppleTV?

I just bought a new AppleTV and will be getting it soon, and I want to know how I can stream my movies which are located on a shared drive to it? Right now, my videos are in a folder which is shared ...