Is this possible to stream the audio played on an iPad to a Stereo wirelessly ?

My stereo is connected to my iMac via BlueTooth. So If I can play the audio from my iPad on my iMac this will do what I want. But maybe there is another way to do it...

Another question is : Can I transmit the sound to my mac using the simple connector cable ?

What I really want to do is to use for instance GarageBand and hear the sound on my stereo. Wirelessly would be the best, but, as a second choice, I can handle the fact to be forced to be connected with USB.

And please, I know the ultime and last choice to use the mini-jack output on the iPad...

3 Answers 3


You can connect the iPad directly to your stereo using bluetooth. Or you can use AirPlay to stream audo to your iMac. However you cannot record anything while doing this:

While the "AirPlay - Bluetooth - HDMI" switch is on, an alert appears if you try to record an Audio Recorder or Guitar Amp Touch Instrument, or if you try to record a sound with the Sampler. You can turn the switch off from the alert.

From: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4622

  • 1
    <shame> OMG, I even didn't know that my iPad was bluetooth device! </shame>
    – Rabskatran
    Jan 24, 2012 at 12:37
  • You can AirPlay to Macs? Cool!
    – SilverWolf
    Dec 23, 2017 at 15:29

If you wish to record via GarageBand on your iPad, then the only option currently is to connect it to your stereo using the minijack.

  • I don't want to record. I just want to play music without my headphone.
    – Rabskatran
    Jan 24, 2012 at 15:15
  • What is the model & make of your stereo? Jan 24, 2012 at 15:37

You can also stream iPad audio directly to a stereo, or amplified speakers, connected to an Airport Express or AppleTV 2.

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