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 home theater PC that's connected to my stereo.

  • Right now, no. Though I am sure there will be. AirPlay is still new and it will take a bit of time.
    – g .
    Jan 10, 2011 at 10:09
  • This is basically something Apple do not want you to do, when you can buy an AppleTV for it instead. Nov 2, 2012 at 21:13

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Reflector 2 allows you to AirPlay audio and video from iOS to Windows. It claims to support iOS 9 now also (note I personally haven't tested the iOS 9 support yet).

Reflector installs an app that acts as an AirPlay and Google Cast receiver. The app is available for Windows, Mac, Android, or Amazon Fire. Since Reflector supports receiving both AirPlay and Google Cast it can receive audio/video from iOS or Android.

It's from Squirrels, the same company that makes the excellent AirParrot app (which allows you send AirPlay audio and video from Windows and Mac to AirPlay and Google Cast).


If you only want to stream audio, try Airfoil Speakers, part of Airfoil for Windows

  • Here is the AirFoil Speakers link and that is almost what I'm looking for. You have to be running AirFoil on the Mac (or another PC) to send audio to the AirFoil Speakers program. I'd like to not have to buy AirFoil for Mac. This is definitely the closest I've seen to a solution for my problem.
    – Ian C.
    Jan 22, 2011 at 13:32

Here is a fast and simple open source program that works very well: http://sourceforge.net/projects/shairport4w/


Looks like AirMedia Player for Windows is made to let you do this from at least an iOS device, probably iTunes as well.

  • whoa. That's some buggy software! I'll keep an eye on it, but for now it's unusable.
    – Ian C.
    Dec 22, 2010 at 22:27
  • Not surprised since its a new tech. I have not used it, just saw it in my RSS feeds the other day.
    – jmlumpkin
    Dec 23, 2010 at 13:06

I've found this article with a couple of solutions.

My favorite option is the Shareport. Another option not yet mentioned could be to share your iTunes library with your windows PC. See this page for more details.

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    – gentmatt
    Sep 26, 2012 at 9:21

The WiFi2HiFi app is what you are looking for. It can stream audio from any computer program to the iPhone: http://www.wifi2hifi.com

  • But that's not what I'm looking for. Not at all. I want to stream to iTunes running on a Windows PC. Not to my iPhone.
    – Ian C.
    Apr 28, 2011 at 0:42
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    iTunes is as far as I know not capable of being an Airplay client. Sep 22, 2012 at 12:23
  • This is sending data the wrong direction.
    – bmike
    Nov 2, 2012 at 20:36

Use airparrot to stream your windows screen to ur apple tv. http://airparrot.com

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    AirParrot is awesome but it takes what's on windows and plays it to Apple TV. this question covers sending media to the PC as opposed to off the PC.
    – bmike
    Nov 2, 2012 at 20:35

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