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

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Why's airplay randomly disconnecting?

We're having problems with airplay machines. We've got a pair of Apple TVs as well as multiple Macbooks. Airplay is not used much, but when it is, it likes to randomly disconnect. It doesn't seem ...
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Can not select Airplay Device in OSX

When I click on my Airplay speaker in Sound settings, it jumps back. I have to restart my Mac in order to fix this problem. How can I fix this issue without restarting my Mac?
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AirPlay video from retina MacBook Pro to Apple TV often doesn't send audio

I use my retina MacBook Pro to stream some videos from the web and play them, via AirPlay, on my Apple TV 3. Every now and then, when I switch to AirPlay, the video goes to the Apple TV, but the sound ...
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How do I remove a device listed in Airplay options

I have been evaluating Reflector.app, and am now purchasing a license, however while evaluating it, it created many, many entries for the computer I was running it on. I have tried rebooting both the ...
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Interference/Lag with BT Headset

I bought a pair of Logitech HBS700 bluetooth headphones which I've been trying to use with my iPad 3. The problem is, at seemingly random intervals, playback stops and I have to wait for a second ...
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AirPlay doesn't work when AirPort Exp. extends my network?

I have recently acquired an old first gen AirPort Express and wanted to use it solely for airplaying over to my old and amp. I tested configuring with it's own network and works fine. The problem is, ...
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iPad App — Mirror Video over Bluetooth?

I'm looking for a very specific iOS app. A universal app would be preferable, but iPad only would be fine. I'm looking for the ability to control one or more device's video playback from another ...
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Does AirPlay Use Wi-Fi?

I was curious how AirPlay worked and if it uses my Wi-Fi router, or some other technology? I was trying to use AirPlay with my 2011 MacBook Air and the new Apple TV and it was a bit laggy. Would a ...
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How does an iPhone stream HD content to an Apple TV over AirPlay?

Even 720p content is almost 1 million pixels per frame; 24 bits per pixel at 60fps is 180Mbps, which is clearly impossible. So how is the data transferred? Some guesses: Heavy compression. Apple ...
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How to connect a Pioneer XW-SMA3 AirPlay speaker to WPA Personal wifi network?

I just bought a new Pioneer XW-SMA3 AirPlay speaker system but have so-far been unable to connect it to my home WiFi Network. The speakers come with an Ethernet port so I am able to connect it via ...
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How to play music from iPad on Yamaha amplifier without AirPlay, but wirelessly?

I have a Yamaha amplifier 473 series and an iPad 1 with 5.1 iOS. There is no internet connection nearby, so have to use aux but want it wirelessly through the iPad. There are av, aux and usb inputs in ...
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Mirroring iMac through Apple TV

iMac (mid 2011) Mac OS X (V 10.7.5) 2nd generation Apple TV - Airplay icon not appearing and not appearing in settings. No security software running. Any tips?
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Can I use an iPhone to remote desktop to a PC, show the desktop on a TV with airplay, and use the iphone as a touchpad for the remote desktop?

I've seen descriptions of running an RDP client on the iPhone. I've also seen descriptions of using the iPhone as a touchpad/mouse replacement for a PC. But I haven't seen a description of a ...
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Is there a maximum number of AirPlay receivers that I can output to at the same time?

If I buy 6 different Airport Express' to have one in each room will they all work together or is there a maximum number of receivers you can use at once? For example if I want to choose between the ...
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How to stream my .wmv movies to Apple TV using VLC with MacOS Lion?

I want to stream videos (several formats) but I don't want to convert it before to Apple format (H264). Is there any free option that supports subtitle files? How to stream using VLC?
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ipad2 airplay option disappeared, apple tv3, imac as router

I have been using my Apple TV3 and iPad2 successfully for over a month with a Wi-Fi network created on my iMac (no external router). I changed the network name and password so that a visitor could ...
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iPad AirPlay to Apple TV - 802.11n problems

I have been attempting to resolve an issue with AirPlay from an iPad to AppleTV. Here are the details: Playing media (audio or video) originating on the iPad sent to AppleTV via AirPlay does not ...
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Switching from a Mac Mini HTPC to an Apple TV: what solution for watching these mkv files?

I use a 2009 Mac Mini. I almost thought it had died but false alarm. Regardless, it got me thinking about the future. I currently use my Mac Mini to, in no particular order: watch the occasional DVD ...
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Are there any apps or tools that allow visualizing multitouch finger positions for iOS screencast/recording?

I'd like to have a visual indicator of multitouch finger positions as I record the iOS screen of an iPad using AirPlay. This seems like something that would require a jailbreak. Luckily I do have my ...
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Apple TV 1: Airtunes shows up on Mac but not iPhone 5

I have a jailbroken first generation Apple TV running the latest firmware (3.0.2), a MacBook with the latest version of Lion (10.7.4, and iTunes 10.7), and an iPhone 5 with the latest version of iOS ...
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Create keyboard shortcuts for menu bar items that don't have shortcuts?

How can I create a keyboard shortcut for something that doesn't have a keyboard shortcut? Example, I use Airparrot to mirror my iMac to my Apple TV. I'd like to assign a keyboard shortcut to the ...
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802.11b/g clients in an 802.11n bridged network

I have an Time Capsule set up in 802.11a/n - 802.11b/g/n Automatic mode. I have an Airport Express set up to extend this network. Does the Airport Express just share the 802.11n part of the network ...
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Can you play the sound from an iOS device (eg ipad/iphone5) while airplay mirroring a game / video to an AppleTV?

When using Airplay to send a video or game from an iOS device like an iPad/iPhone to an AppleTV, is it possible to have the audio (from the video or game) coming from the iOS device so I can plug my ...
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Getting Apple TV 2 to work with third-party iPad app

I've got a non-Apple app which is supposed to use AirPlay to stream both video and audio to an Apple TV (or other AirPlay-enabled device). Following the AirPlay setup instructions on Apple's website, ...
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Can't see AirPlay speakers/Airport Express if ethernet is plugged in

When my Windows laptop is connected to my network via Wi-Fi only, I can see and play to various AirPlay speakers in my house (an iHome AirPlay speaker, an Apple TV, and an Airport Express). When I ...
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Airplay Streaming Video without Apple TV?

So I am aware there are various alternatives to Apple TV for receiving Airplay Streams, such as XBMC, AirServer and Reflector. These work to some degree but what I'd really like is a standalone ...
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Minimum requirements for mirroring Mac/PC in Apple TV

I've found plenty of (old) blogs and articles stating that it is/will be possible to mirror the content of a Mac or PC in an Apple TV, but I was unable to find out the current state of this feature. ...
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Can I use my PC to mirror an iPod Touch screen like Apple TV?

I'm using an iPod Touch 3 and I saw in the AppStore that it is possible to use it as a controller via Apple TV to play games on it like Modern Combat and Real Racing. Because I don't have neither an ...
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Mirroring iPad to Apple TV using local router and using data connection?

I have a iPad 3 or the new iPad and it's 3G. I plan on using this at trade shows so I can mirror what's on my iPad to the TV using Apple TV. We'll be using a local router instead of wi-fi because it's ...
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How to get subtitles on AppleTV via AirPlay from iTunes on a Mac?

I'm pretty sure this used to work... I can play a movie in iTunes on my Mac. When played on "My computer" I get the little speech bubble icon and can choose to have subtitles or not. But when I choose ...
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How do I watch the US presidential debates live via AppleTV? [closed]

I have a 3rd generation Apple TV. Will it be possible to use it to watch the US presidential debates live? I would prefer to do so without using AirPlay, if possible. I know that today's (Oct 3, ...
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How to disable Airplay on IPad?

Is it possible to disable Airplay on an iPad? I recently bought a Denon receiver that supports Airplay. The other day my 2 year old niece decided to stream what she was watching on the iPad to my ...
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How can I mirror my Mac display on my iPad?

I don't know why i can't seem to find any info about this or even anyone asking the same question. I have an iMac and a new iPad. I want to mirror my Mac display on the iPad, so I can sit in another ...
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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. ...