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

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Can't find AirPlay on macOS High Sierra

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro with macOS High Sierra 10.13.6 installed. I have just found out that my Smart LG TV with webOS has AirPlay incorporated so, I would like to mirror my MacBook Pro screen ...
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How can I play content from my iPhone 15 to my ipad 9 on ios 17? [duplicate]

I try to share content from iphone 15 to ipad 9 over airplay (both iOS 17.5.1). But the ipad don't appear in the control screen from iphone. But sharing to my macbook is not problem. How can fix this? ...
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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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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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Which AirPlay receiver devices work with which sources?

I have a Samsung TV from 2018 with built in Airplay. I can stream to it from iOS 16 on an iPhone 8, from iOS 12 on an iPhone 6, but not from iOS 10 on an iPhone 5. The TV is simply not showing up in ...
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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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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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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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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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Mirror iPad Pro screen to my Windows 10 PC via USB

I need to mirror my iPad screen to my windows 10 computer without wifi (via USB). Is there a modern software solution that does not involve very low framerate or high latency ?
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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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Block Other peoples speakers

My flat mate bought a smart speaker and it pops up on my output settings... I hate that, I never paired with it why is it on my computer as an option? I feel like this violates several levels of ...
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Use a Mac Mini as an Apple TV For Audio?

On the weekend I went to a friend's house, he owns an Apple TV. He started streaming music from the Music Apple application on the phone to the Apple TV, and on the TV it appears the song lyrics ...
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Do AirPlay devices still work with iTunes on Windows?

I use iTunes (ver 12.13.1.3) running on Windows 10 to manage my music library. I use AirPlay to stream music from that Windows machine to my Apple TV, which is connected to my home entertainment ...
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My iPad does not show in the Macbook screen mirror list

I have a Macbook Pro running on macOS Sonoma (Version 14.2.1) and an iPad Pro (5th generation) running on iPadOS (Version 17.2). I can airplay my iPad to Macbook but can not do the reverse. I do not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Mirroring from my iPhone 7+ to Aucary projector wirelessly to wall

I want to mirror from my iPhone 7+ to an Aucary projector for displaying on a wall. What adapters or cables do I need? I haven’t been able to connect wirelessly (my iPhone shows no wireless connection)...
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How to create a Siri shortcut to play tunein radio on HomePod and Mac

How can I create a shortcut such that I can tell my HomePod "Hey Siri, good morning" and it will then play a certain tunein radio station on the HomePod and also on my Mac in the other room ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Unexpected error" while extending Time Capsule with Airport Express

I picked up an Airport Express before they disappeared from the market, with the objective of using its audio-out to connect remotely to a HiFi. My set-up is as follows: Time Capsule connected to ...
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AirPlay turns my secondary monitor into a mirroring device

I just replaced a BenQ monitor by an LG Ultrawide one as a secondary device to my 2017 Macbook Pro. When using AirPlay to my Apple TV (AirPlaying the Macbook screen), I used to be able to keep using ...
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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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Make dns-sd exit after listing service

Is there a way to make dns-sd just list a service and then exit? I am using dns-sd -L "abcdef123@MySpeaker" _raop._tcp. local. To list an AirPlay device's details but it keeps running once ...
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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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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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Can iOS-devices take sound in and send to Airplay?

I plan to find an old iPhone to make my record player connect to Airplay. Is that possible? What I want to do is to take stereo line signal and "input" it into the phone and then playback it on the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Homepod is on same wifi network as my other devices but doesn't show up for airplay or personal requests

I'm having odd behaviour with my Homepod. It feels like a bug. It has internet (plays music fine) and is definitely on the same wifi network as my iPhone and my other mac computer (I've verified ...
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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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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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