Questions tagged [airplay]

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

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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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Multiroom Airplay audio from Apple TV HD and Apple TV 2

Is it possible to have an Apple TV HD (touch pad remote, airplay 2) airplay audio to an Apple TV 2nd generation (airplay 1) while also playing audio locally?
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How can I mirror my Mac display on my iPad?

I don't know why i can't seem to find any info about this or even anyone asking the same question. I have an iMac and a new iPad. I want to mirror my Mac display on the iPad, so I can sit in another ...
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Why is my HomePod making a very loud buzzing noise and reboots?

I've recently acquired a 2nd hand HomePod in seemingly spotless condition. However, after setting it up and listening for a while I've noticed a very disturbing issue. A very loud <1sec long ...
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Can a Mac use AirPlay to stream to stereo HomePods?

Set up two HomePods in a stereo configuration, and they act as one pair when used via Siri or an iOS device. Open the HBO, YouTube, or Music app on your phone, and voilà, stereo sound. This doesn’t ...
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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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Demonstrating iPad's screen on MacBook

I need to use my iPad and show its screen on my MacBook. As far as I know, AirPlay allows me to use the iPad as a second screen for Mac but here I need to do it the opposite way. I can't record my ...
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Using Late 2015 13“ MacBook Pro as a 2nd monitor for Late 2015 27” iMac

I have a Late 2015 13" MacBook Pro (HDMI, Thunderbolt 2, and USB 3) that I want to use as a 2nd monitor for my Late 2015 iMac (Thunderbolt 3 aka USB-C and USB 3). What is the cheapest/best cable ...
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How to stream audio to multiple AirPlay devices

I have a MacBook, two Airport Express devices, a SoundBar with AirPlay ability, and a bluetooth speaker. I want to stream this laptop's audio to all devices from any program - at a minimum all the ...
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Apple TV control external HiFi - difference between direct control or Airplay

I have my TV connected to my Apple TV 4K over HDMI. I've connected my HiFi over a toslink (optical)connection. Now there is a difference in controlling the volume if I use an Airplay device or the ...
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Airplay displays option is not showing up under system preferences >display and even mini port to hdmi doesnt works

My mbp is running on macOS Catalina and I am trying to extend the display using airplay but the airplay display option doesn't shows up under sys preferences>display even the airplay icon is missing ...
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Difficulty re-routing call audio

I’d like to be able to stream the audio from a call (on an iPhone) to the TV, and tried to during one to my mom (who also has an iPhone) via Screen Mirroring, and it worked for my ringtone, but right ...
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AirPlay turned off and can't be turned on

I have a MacBook Air and with no apparent reason the AirPlay icon has dissapeared from the desktop. When I go to System Preferences → Displays, the status of AirPlay shows "Off" and there's no way to ...
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is it possible to stream AirPlay 2 Audio from an Apple TV to a Mac?

I have an Apple TV HD (4th Gen) hooked to my projector. I would like to stream its audio to my speakers, which are hooked to my Mac (probably via AirPlay 2). Is that possible?
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Play audio from background user account

When fast-user-switching on Mac OS, audio output from background users is suppressed. Is there a way to circumvent this? My desired use: Mac Mini server lives in the kitchen as a multi-user "family ...
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Airplay from mac to TV is not that smooth

I have recently bought an LG TV 4K, the TV comes with Air Play, and connecting the Mac-book to it hasn't never be easier. One thing that I noticed is that it doesn't feel very smooth, a bit sloppy, ...
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Disable automatic switching to 4G from WiFi which doesn't have internet connection

Have iPhone which is connected to WiFi network which doesn't have access to internet. iOS apparently detects that there is no internet and tries to disable WiFi for a short period of time and connect ...
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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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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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macOS How to turn on airplay automatically on setup

I have a Mac mini, and I use it without wired monitor . Every time, I connect to it with my old Macbook by screen sharing, and turn airplay on, mirroring the screen to a portable monitor. then close ...
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Late 2011 MacBook Pro 15" broken graphics - want to use external monitor

I recently wanted to add a monitor to my late 2011 MacBook Pro, but I have issue with main graphic card (failed AMD GPU) that is connected to the HDMI port and the other graphic card doesn't seem to ...
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This content requires HDCP for playback - Airplay on iPhone 5S not working

After getting the iPhone 5S, I have been having problems with the AppleTV connection. Sometimes it just drops as soon as I start Airplay mode from the iPhone, and most of the other times some error ...
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How to return all audio output to inbuilt speakers after disconnecting from Airplay Display

I have wineskin running a wrapped application. If I connect to Airplay Display on my appleTV 4 (non 4k) the audio is output via the appleTV as expected. When I disconnect the Airplay Display ...
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AirPlay connection from iOS device to AppleTV being interrupted while inside the tvOS App

I am having an issue with airplay connection while being in my tvOS App which has content playing from AVPlayer. The AirPlay content is coming from an iOS device. When the airplay connection is ...
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On macOS Sierra Airplay is always “Looking for Apple TV”

Just upgraded to macOS 10.12.1 Sierra and the mirroring display options keeps oscillating between: "Looking for Apple TV" and "Off". In preferences i have turned AirPlay Off. But it keeps looking for ...
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How to watch Apple TV+ shows on a TV without the Apple TV device?

I was wondering whether it's possible to watch Apple TV+ shows on my LG TV? I tried (or can try) the following: My TV has a Chromecast plugged in, but it doesn't appear to be an option. I searched ...
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Select HomePod sound output from Terminal

I'm trying to create a script that will switch my Mac Pro's sound output to my HomePod. I've installed SwitchAudioSource and I can only 'see' the HomePod when it's currently selected as the output. ...
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Is it possible to AirPlay my Mac's desktop to an Apple TV via the command line?

I'm ultimately trying to automate a process which AirPlay's a Safari browser to an Apple TV. I'm familiar with the say -a "AirPlay" command which only AirPlay's audio so I was hopeful that there could ...
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Slow internet on mac when mirroring on apple tv

When screen sharing from a mac with Mojave or Catalina OS to apple tv 4K. The internet connection on the mac is becoming really slow. Often we experience this when on a conference call and screen ...
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How can I force the audio to ALWAYS go to my Homepod, unless my bluetooth headphones are turned on?

I have some BlueTooth headphones that I have on most of the time I'm at my desk. However, sometimes I like watching something and throwing the audio to my HomePod. It works for what I need; however, ...
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airplay audio from iPhone to MacBook Pro?

Is it possible at all to airplay audio from an iPhone to a MacBook Pro? that is play from iPhone but select the output to be the MBP speakers instead of the airPods or internal speaker of the phone.
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Can I group Airplay2 output devices into one group?

Can I group Airplay2 output devices into one group? If I want to play a song on both Sonos sets (3 speakers) and Apple Homepod, I need to select first Sonos, and then Homepod from iOS. Can I group ...
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Watch HBO on AppleTV without jailbreak

I use my AppleTV for watching Netflix. But now I am thinking about switching to HBO. Apples press info for the USA and press info for the Netherlands both state that HBO should be available for the ...
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Will using Airplay with local files sent to AppleTV (2nd Gen) count towards data allowance from ISP?

I am considering getting a cheap AppleTV 2 just to stream local music and video files but have not found a clear answer if Airplay will use my monthly ISP data allowance. Thanks
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Macbook airplay to Denon AVR-X4400H — only silence

My girlfriend's MacBook connects to my Denon stereo, but no music plays What we've tried: Connect my own MacBook to the Denon. Everything works perfectly. Connect her MacBook to the Denon The Demon ...
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How do I turn off AirPlay on Apple Watch?

On the control center screen on my Apple Watch I accidentally turned on AirPlay. When I tap on it it gives me an option to cancel or select "Apple Watch...". I've tried both and neither option toggles ...
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Sidecar not working between MBP 15' 2019 and iPad Pro 9.7'

I just updated both my ipad to IpadOS and my MBP to Catalina and I'm trying to setup sidecar. I made sure that: both are on the same wifi network I'm logged in with the same iCloud account on both ...
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Apple TV disconnects AirPlay speaker after sleep/wake up

My Apple TV is on, on the audio output settings I have two choices: HDMI and Airport Express (Airplay). I choose only Airport Express and I can here the sound on my Airport Express speaker (this is ...
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Macbook Pro 2018 - HDMI Arc Support?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" (2018) model. I just purchased a Sonos amp, and so I'm currently enjoying the quality that this provides. The issue is however AirPlay can be a bit flaky at times with the ...
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Retrieve details of Airplay devices

I've got an unknown Airplay device on a network that keeps showing up as "Apple TV" on my Mac and iPhone. I don't want to connect to it, but I would like to get some details on it (ideally a MAC ...
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High Sierra Airplay Problems

I've been using a Mac running Sierra with an Airplay 2 capable Denon home cinemas amp for several months without any major problems. After upgrading to High Sierra I've run into two VERY annoying ...
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Airplay with Wired Ethernet Connection drops Intermittently

Yamaha network player N-R803 drops intermittently when playing iTunes music files stored on my Mac mini 2019 model. The Yamaha is using Airplay for this. NOT Wi-Fi, it's a wired connection. Plays ...
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Are AirPlay2 device retrocompatible with AirPlay

I've a 2012 MacBook pro running MacOS 10.11. It does not have AirPlay 2 (but AirPlay is running fine). I wonder if I buy a AirPlay2 device if they are going to work with it ?
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My AirPods do not keep their charge nor do they charge in general

I am having trouble charging my AirPods. I only got them a month ago and they were working completely fine. I take very good care of them, keeping them in the box when not in use. I came to charge ...
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How to disable AirPlay service on playing video from iPhone

I don’t know what button I tapped, when I play video, it's just showing The video is playing on the TV using AirPlay screen. I don’t find anyway to disable that in settings. I am using an iPhone XS ...
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Turn off airplay

I am unable to disable AirPlay. After swiping up from the bottom of my iPad i see the AirPlay symbol. If I click on that I have a list of devices and connections. One is always ticked but I cannot ...
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Operation not permitted turning off airplay mirroring

I'm running the command sudo chmod 000 /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPlayUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPlayUIAgent Because AirPlay mirroring is messing with one of my programs, but it tells me "...
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How can I stream to Airplay and Bluetooth simultaneously?

I have an iMac with airport express and I also have a logitech bluetooth speaker adapter. Seemingly I cannot play through both at the same time. I have even tried going to the MIDI settings and ...
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iOS screen recording while using external HDMI/VGA output?

On iOS devices, the screen recording feature does not function when an external HDMI or VGA adapter is connected. My (limited) understanding is that, essentially, iOS uses an AirPlay-like mechanism ...
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Restrict AirPlay to single AppleTV out of many AppleTVs on the same network

I have multiple Apple TVs in my apartments, all connected to the same network. I want to block the possibility for the guest to stream video or connect to other Apple TV excluded the Apple TV in ...

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