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

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Playing tracks from Apple Music on Mac via iPhone (a la Spotify)?

I have a 2015 MacBook Air running Mojave MacOS. I have an iPhone running the latest iOS. I have just recently switched from Spotify to Apple Music. I liked the feature on Spotify whereby I could ...
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Cannot Airplay to a Mac; the option doesn't show up

I have an iPhone and an iPad with IOS 17, and I am trying to stream Airplay from either of them to a couple of Macs. The first of them is a MacBook Air from 2015 running macOS 12.7.1 (the newest ...
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How to add automator scripts to apple shortcuts?

I am trying to run a simple automation I recorded via Automator app, that will open my AirPlay devices and start screen mirroring to my TV (named as TV). I was able to record functional automation, ...
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How can I automate the selection of an AirPlay device as the speaker for a Mac?

On iOS there's Siri Shortcut action called "Change Playback Destination". This action doesn't work on Mac: Note When attempting to add a device that does not support groups, all other ...
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OSX Sonoma, MacBook Pro M1 Max: getting "could not connect to device" alert for Airplay from time to time

I'm getting "could not connect to device" alert for a particular Airplay device, which works well from iPhone. Restarting MacBook fixes that. Restarting core audio services via sudo killall ...
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How to use Airplay to connect to my Samsung monitor that doesn't support Airplay?

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2015. Its ports are getting a bit flaky (both HDMI and Thunderbolt), but otherwise it works great. I have a Samsung UHD monitor that is also quite nice (Samsung Business ...
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How to use Siri to initiate AirPlay

Today’s press release from Apple regarding version 17 of the HomePod software says: Siri support for AirPlay allows you to start an AirPlay session from your iPhone or iPad directly on your HomePod ...
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Script to edit "allow air play for"

Wanting to see if anyone can help me build or find a script that can edit "Allow air play for" within Airdrop & Handoff within system settings. It’s be default set to "current user&...
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Can one use iPhone as an AirPlay target and play audio from Mac?

How can I use my iPhone as a target device for AirPlay, so that I can listen to the audio output from my Mac? It would be nice to be able to not have to re-pair the bluetooth headset and listen to the ...
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iTunes changes to music library tags

I use MusicBee on my PC to manage my music files and it works great, the best music library manager for sure. However if you want to sync files with an iPhone, you need to use iTunes as there's no ...
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Disable an Apple TV’s ability to be airplayed audio to only

I never AirPlay audio to our Apple TV, but instead use a receiver with AirPlay capabilities. The AirPlay list is therefore crowded with an option that is never used and is only there to confuse. We do ...
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Apple TV and PC monitor - how to control the volume?

I've got Apple TV 3, solely to AirPlay YouTube to my monitor with speakers connected to it. I can't adequately express my feelings when I discovered I can't control the output volume while playing ...
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Notifications stop AirPlay

I play music from Amazon Music over AirPlay from iPhone 12. I stream music to a Marantz CD player which has AirPlay feature. Whenever I get a notification, the Amazon player stops. Is there a way to ...
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How to force airplay for a specific app while keeping default audio device for everything else?

Is it possible to have Airplay enabled only for a specific app, while keeping the default built-in audio for the rest of the system? Currently selecting an Airplay device via the global audio control (...
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Music occasionally pauses playback when using AirPlay. (Mac mini M1)

Music occasionally pauses playing 3-4 seconds before a song ends. The pause occurs randomly. If I immediately replay the song it will play thru to the end without a pause. I estimate that this happens ...
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How do I stream audio to my HomePod minis without using Apple TV?

I have a pair of HomePod minis connected to an Apple TV 4K, which is connected to a projector. Is there a way to stream directly to the HomePod minis from my iPhone without “waking up” the Apple TV ...
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How to play a movie on a MacBook using a multimedia projector for output?

At our school there are (not smart) BenQ multimedia projectors in every classrom, every one of these is connected to an AppleTV (AppleTVs are not connected to WiFi) via HDMI cable and more and more ...
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Can I start AirPlay automatically?

My Macbook is without a screen as the connector broke. There's a way to start AirPlay automatically on startup so I can watch on my AppleTV or any script I can use to start the AirPlay?
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Screen mirroring of selected area in iPhone

Is there any way in iPhone through which only a selected area of iPhone screen is mirrored onto TV unlike Airplay's complete screen mirroring?
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Using an iMac as an additional monitor for Mac Mini M1

I am aware that the Mac Mini M1 has an infuriating limit of two monitors. However, it appears that you can attach an AirPlay device as an additional monitor. I have a retired iMac running AirServer or ...
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Airplay XPC Helper consuming 2.5 GB of memory?

Activity monitor showing Airplay XPC Helper process using 2.5GB of memory which seems like an obnoxious amount of memory for a Mac OS native audio network process. I do use Airplay regularly when home ...
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AirPlay2: Multi-room or speaker audio on MacOS

Is it possible to play music on multiple devices on MacOS via AirPlay, similar to the feature on iOS 11 and above? I've seen this working within Apple Music but have not found a way to do this via the ...
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Turn off displays when inactive even when connected to AirPlay

I've extended display to my LG OLED TV via AirPlay. In macOS 12.6.2 system preferences, I've set to turn off display when inactive for 1 minute. But when connected to AirPlay, the displays won't go ...
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Use 2020 iMac as primary display for Mac Studio?

I have a mac studio without any display and a 2020 iMac. I would like to use the iMac (or even some other macbook) as the primary display for the mac studio. As far as I searched, the possible option ...
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Airplay to Apple TV with Bluetooth speakers doesn't work

My Apple TV uses Bluetooth speakers that play normal Apple TV sounds. When I use an app to send AirPlay to the tv, there is no sound. However if I use mirroring sound to the Apple TV via bluetooth ...
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AirPlay Receiver option in Sharing prefs

To begin, I know NOTHING about coding or programming. The last programming I ever wrote was in basic on my Commodore 64 in 1987. With that said... Working on a Mac mini 2018. OS Monterey 12.5.1 ...
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AirPlay mechanism in Layman's language

I am wondering how airplay works, e.g. I have this set-up: MacBook Pro Bose Home 300 Speaker (2.4GHz Wifi only) Wifi modem-router 1 (Wifi5GHz) Wifi router 2 (extended from 1 with an ethernet cable, ...
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AirPlay Receiver option missing from sharing preferences pane

Mac mini 2018. macOS Monterey 12.5 I have previously used this desktop as an AirPlay receiver. In the sharing pane of the system preferences there was a tick box for turingin airplay receiver on/off. ...
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Bash script or AppleScript to connect & disconnect an Airplay display in Monterey+

In System Preferences > Displays, bottom left corner is "Add Display". I can choose another (Monterey+) Mac, Apple TV, iPad, possibly other things, to effectively become an additional ...
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How to share only audio from iPad to Mac?

Currently on iPads 15.4 and MacBook, 12.3.1. On MacBook, I have my Bluetooth earphone connected. The only way to share audio and video from iPad to MacBook I can see is with AirPlay. I see MacBook, ...
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I want to connect my Macbook Pro to my Dell Optiplex Screen

I have tried to do a direct cable connection from the Macbook Pro (Thunderbolt) to the Dell Optiplex (HDMI) cable. Bluetooth is ON both. I am signed into iCloud too. Macbook Pro Display has AirPlay ...
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Desktop mirroring using AirServer 7 on Mac and AirParrot 3 on Windows 10 doesn't work — any way to fix that?

I'm using AirServer 7.2.7 on my MacBook Pro (Late 2016, macOS Monterey 12.1) and trying to send my Windows desktop (Windows 10) using AirParrot 3. Both computers are connected to the same WiFi-network....
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Airplay to Mac - Is it possible to remove the "accept/decline" prompt?

I have an iMac with AirPlay receiver set as "Anyone from the same network". Therefore I would like to allow everyone at home (with different apple ids) to airplay on the iMac. But there is ...
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How do you screen mirror from an iPad to a Mac when they are not signed into the same Apple ID?

I'm trying to mirror a movie using (SharePlay? AirPlay?) to my Mac from a friend's iPad; however, because we are not signed into our devices with the same Apple ID, it won't allow screen mirroring. ...
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iPhone to Mac audio Airplay not working in Monterey

MacOS Monterey introduces Airplay to Mac from iOS devices but the audio Airplay is sometimes not working. However, video airplay works without any issues.
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Is it safe to use AirPlay to stream on an essentially open WiFi network?

An elderly relative has just moved into in a nursing home that has 1 WiFi network which is used by all staff, residents, and guests. There is no password: You just select the WiFi and you are ...
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Toggle Airplay Receiver server with the command line on MacOS Monteray+

The new macOS Airplay Receiver service uses port 5000. I'd like to temporarily disable it during the running of a script. This service is manually toggled by an option under System Preferences > ...
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My MacBook connects to my TV through Airplay by itself, all the time

My Macbook Pro M1, keeps on connecting to my TV through Airplay, without my consent. I have used Airplay to display on my TV in the past, for specific reasons, but I don't want for it to do it by ...
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Monterey: mirror iPad screen on Mac in separate window

It seems that now it is possible to mirror an iPad/iPhone screen on your mac over wifi connection. However, if you do this, you cannot do anything esle on your mac, just watch the screen. My question ...
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Mystery: Why do my new landscape lights (which aren't on wifi) show up on my Apple TV?

I'm stumped...when I share a video from any iOS device I on (iPad, iPhone, etc) using AirPlay to my Apple TV three things happen: The audio is shared, but not the video I get a notification on the ...
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Computer mounts install disks when changing screen resolution Mojave [duplicate]

I have a macbook pro 2015 running Mojave. Whenever I plug in a screen to minidp, connect to an apple tv using airplay, or change resolution scaling in system preferences (edit: doesn't always happen ...
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3rd Party AirPlay Video Quality

Apple's product page for AirPlay states that Apple TV 4K supports streaming "4K HDR video at 60 frames per second". However, I can't seem to find any other information about AirPlay video ...
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Can I benefit from AI quality improvements (TV manufacturer) when streaming with AppleTV (DLNA and AirPlay)?

I stream from my MacBook via DLNA and/or AirPlay to the AppleTV 4K. I stream old family videos (PAL) from time to time and don't see any better quality at all. All TV manufacturers advertise AI based ...
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How to change scaling

I have a 2020 M1 MacBook Air. When I connect my external 1080p/32" monitor in mirroring mode, via AirPlay, my scaling changes. I like this scaling very much, it is much more usable for me than ...
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How to mirror iPad display to PC to record

I need to put my iPad display onto my PC. By this I mean record or stream iPad footage on software such as OBS or Streamlabs. I have tried several methods such as LonelyScreen, Mirroring360, and even ...
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Traffic on Apple TV asleep

I just bought an Apple TV 4k and I discovered that there is some network activity when the Apple TV is asleep (light off). x.x.x.x is the apple tv ip address. This is a summary (ip address / port). ...
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Using an external speaker as the left/right speaker with MacBook?

I am looking for a way to connect an external speaker as the left speaker to a MacBook Pro to get better stereo sound. From what I have read in the forums it should be possible to output audio on ...
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Music App won't airplay to HomePod mini when MacBook Pro is connected to external displays

Trying to AirPlay from the Music App to my HomePod mini results in the following: "The selected movie won't play on one of your connected displays." When I dismiss the popup and hit play it ...
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What version of Apple TV is required for a HomePod mini stereo pair to work?

I have two HomePod minis configured as a stereo pair, that is not recognized by my Apple TV. Instead I see each individual HomePod in the audio settings for the TV and can only select and play through ...
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Homepod Mini "no peer to peer" warning

Seeking some resolution with a Homepod Mini. Recently replaced our 11+ year old router with a Linksys WRT3200 ACM dual-band model, running OpenWRT. After initial setup everything on the network ...
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