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

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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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Does the Playstation Vue Mobile iPad app support AirPlay (non-mirroring)?

Is there support for AirPlay (non-mirroring) in the Playstation Vue Mobile iPad app? I can't find any mention of it on the app's page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/playstation-vue-mobile/...
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Is AppleTV the only device that can receive AirPlay VIDEO?

3rd-party AirPlay-enabled AV-receivers are starting to hit the market (Pioneer, Denon, Marantz), but as far as I can tell, they can stream AirPlay audio only. Apple's page for AirPlay seems to imply ...
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What devices can I Airplay to?

With AirPlay will I be able to stream to iPhone, iPod Touch, and/or iTunes, or is it only to Apple TV and 3rd party speakers?
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Can I turn a Windows machine into an AirPlay destination?

Is there software available that'll make a Windows PC running XP appear as an AirPlay destination in my Mac's iTunes? I'd like to be able to stream audio from my Macs to a Windows machine I use as my ...
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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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Mirroring iPhone 4 (iOS 7) to Mac without AirPlay Mirroring

As the iPhone 4 does not support AirPlay Display Mirroring, is there any way to mirror the phones display OTA onto a Mac (or even any other computer) without using a non-OTA method such as a VGA/HDMI ...
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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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How to AirPlay or stream video to PlayStation 3 from OS X?

I'm hitting brick walls it seems on finding any topics that pertain to streaming video and / or live display to a PlayStation 3. I am not sure if I'm just missing the correct terminology or if a ...
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Why won't the audio switch back to my Internal Speakers after having used Apple TV?

When I extend my MacBook display to my TV using my Apple TV, both the video and audio work well, being output through my TV. However, when I disconnect my Apple TV, the video disconnects, but audio ...
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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 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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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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What does AirPlay need from wifi and router?

I have been using AirPlay to an Airport Express connected to my HiFi very successfully for years. My router and main wifi access point were Apple AirPort Extreme - so it was all Apple to Apple and it ...
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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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iOS screen mirroring via USB onto PC?

I want to mirror the screen of an iOS device onto a Windows PC. I only found solutions which either uses a VGA-adapter or AirPlay. Because AirPlay uses WiFi I seek for a more stable and independent ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apple TV Black screen (OS X Yosemite )

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and also a third generation Apple TV. Lately, especially after 10.10.3 update for OS X Yosemite, I am having mirroring issues. I have checked all the ...
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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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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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Apple TV mirroring performance

I have a MacBook Air (April 2013) and a new Apple TV. Mirroring of the desktop is alright if I disable my TV's post-processing of the image. But If I start a video (VLC or Netflix for example), the ...
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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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How can I figure out why my Apple TV drops connection when using AirPlay

Hi – I have a really frustrating issue with my Apple TV(s). I have two of them, and several iOS devices, and this issue exists for all combinations. The issue: I'll be streaming something in Safari, ...
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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 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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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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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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Mirror my iPad 2 screen on my Windows PC?

I can't find any app which mirrors my iPad's screen to my Windows computer screen. Since iDisplay has been removed from the App Store I have no other ideas. Any recomendations (up to $15) for a ...
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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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Cannot connect to Apple TV

My Apple TV works perfectly as a stand alone machine. It plays the channels I want to watch. However, Neither my MacBook Air, My iPads, my iPhone 6 and my iMac will no longer connect to AirPlay. All ...
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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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How do I AirPlay mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro?

I am using a 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro with Mavericks and a iPhone 5s with iOS 7. I want to record game tutorials. Where the game is running on my iOS device and I'm recording the tutorial via a ...
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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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AirPlay on Apple TV works for iOS devices but not for Macs

I am trying to use AirPlay mirroring in a conference room-style setup using a 3rd-generation Apple TV. All software is fully-updated (as of 7/24/2014). All devices are connected to a strong network ...
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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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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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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 ...