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

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How to hide Airplay devices in Audio Output list on Macos Catalina?

This was asked many years ago but previous answers are not applicable to Catalina so I'd like to reopen it. Is there a way to entirely disable Airplay in Catalina, or by some other means arrange that ...
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How to block certain devices from showing up for AirPlay / Screen Mirroring?

As of MacOS 11 (Big Sur) the Airplay/Screen Mirroring options have changed. In Catalina there was a single icon in the toolbar for Airplay, clicking it gave a list of devices that, AFAIK, didn't ...
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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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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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"Airplay 2" to a Mac?

I have software (Reflector 2 and Airserver) that allow me to stream over AirPlay 1 from my iOS device. However, AirPlay 1 does not allow me to use the multiple device feature built into AirPlay 2. I ...
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I have to turn my Apple TV on to make it discoverable by laptops/phones

Whenever I want to share my screen to my apple tv, I first need to find the apple tv remote and turn it on. I used to be able to, at anytime, go to the displays dropdown and select my Apple TV to ...
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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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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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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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AirPlay display on Apple TV works but cursor can't go past half the screen

I successfully mirrored my internal MacBook Pro display to a 3rd gen Apple TV. The resolution shifted as expected, audio in the connected TV works, video looks fine, but when I try to take the cursor ...
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AirPlay 2 from guest network

I have two networks at home - my regular one and a guest network. My router is a Synology RT2600ac. I also have a Sonos One at home, connected to my main network. Everything is working peachy from ...
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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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How to stream audio from VLC to AirPlay speakers?

My configuration looks like this: MacBook with EL Capitan AirPort Express 802.11n (2nd Generation) speakers connected to AirPort's audio port using mini-jack On my MacBook I switched audio output to ...
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Apple Mac OS X & Chromecast AirPlay Mirroring

Is there a way to use Chromecast same way as Apple TV - Apple AirPlay Mirroring? I'd like to do display mirroring from OS X via Chromecast.
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Change source in Audio MIDI Setup via command line?

Is there a way to change the AirPlay source in Audio MIDI Setup via the command line (currently I'm doing this with GUI scripting)? My idea is to change the source with the defaults command in the ...
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Did Mavericks solve the Safari Airplay delay?

I have a first gen Airport Express (from 2008) and use it with Mountain Lion. The connection chain looks as follows: MacBook Pro -> WiFi (802.11n) -> Airport Express (receives Internet via DSL ...
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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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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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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 to stop HomePods from connecting every night?

We have two rooms in our house with HomePods. Every morning, they seem to be AirPlaying from one to the other, and we have to disconnect that AirPlay scenario. Is there a way to avoid having the ...
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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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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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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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Remote App doesn't work with Internet Sharing

I setup a VPN on my Mac mini that I'm sharing with my AppleTV via Internet Sharing. So my AppleTV is only connected to my network via Internet Sharing. This is my network setup (Mac mini has two ...
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Apple Remote for iPhone won't discover iTunes library without network gateway to internet enabled

This may be a networking question as much as an Apple-specific question; however it's directly related to configuration / behaviour of Apple Remote, so hoping to find an answer here. My goal: Build a ...
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Can't enable AirPlay system-wide, but it works in iTunes 11

I can enable AirPlay from iTunes to my Apple TV and it works great. In the system-wide audio output devices, the Apple TV is also listed. When I click on it to select it, the selection immediately ...
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Slow and glitchy AirPlay under Mavericks

I have a mid-2011 iMac which could AirPlay video beautifully in and out of iTunes to my Apple TV before Mavericks. Now that I've installed OS X Mavericks 10.9 (13A603) I have latency issues. The audio ...
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an inexpensive airplay device for powered speakers - alternative to Airport Express?

I use a pair of powered m-audio speakers with my macbook air. I really wan't to remove the wires and be able to stream music. It would seem like the obvious choice would be to get the Airport Express ...
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iTunes will not connect with Yamaha AV Reciever icon

I have just purchased a new Yamaha AV Receiver RX-V675 which is AirPlay capable. I have everything installed and configured as per directions in the Yamaha manual and according to Windows & and ...
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Keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to mirror from OS X to AppleTV and to stop mirroring?
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Can't see AirPlay speakers/Airport Express if ethernet is plugged in

When my Windows laptop is connected to my network via Wi-Fi only, I can see and play to various AirPlay speakers in my house (an iHome AirPlay speaker, an Apple TV, and an Airport Express). When I ...
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Can I make Option+click on the Volume icon list all AirPlay output devices?

I would like to make Option+clicking the Volume icon in the menu bar show me all AirPlay output devices. Right now, only "Internal Speakers" and the last used AirPlay device are listed, so either only ...
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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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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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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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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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How to use LG Magic Remote to control a Mac when using AirPlay

I have recently bought an LG tv running webOS 5 and figured out that I can easily mirror the screen of my 27" iMac running macOS Mojave. The problem is that I have to take my MagicMouse into the ...
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iPad not streaming videos to Vizio over Airplay

I am trying to watch study videos saved from the web on my Vizio TV. I download the video, convert to mp4 (using the Lifehacker encoding specs), import it into the TV app from my MBP then sync to my ...
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Apple TV accepts Airplay screen mirroring from 1 account on my Mac, but not the other account. Mac Keychain issue?

My setup: 4th Gen Apple TV and Macbook Pro running Mojave Mac has two accounts... "WorkAccount" and "HomeAccount". When I try to mirror the Mac screen to Apple TV, it works fine ...
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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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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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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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AirplayUIAgent frequently asking to access Keychain

Every time I open my Macbook I encounter a pop up saying that AirplayUIAgent wants to access confidential information stored in my keychain under "Lukes Apple TV" Does anybody know what this process ...
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How does AirPlay handle with multiple source devices?

I have a bluetooth speaker and switching between two sources (Mac and iPhone) is a painful two-step process where it's required to disconnect the first device before a new connection can be made. ...
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Unable to Airplay audio or video from MBP to Apple TV

Apple TV Gen 4 MBP early 2013 with Sierra (10.12.6) I'm unable to make the MBP switch from internal speakers to Great Room, the name of my Apple TV. I click Great Room, and after a moment of silence ...
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AirPlay audio output

Ok, so I'm working in a new classroom with the following scenario I'm trying to solve. I have a MacBook Air connected to a ceiling projector using AirPlay. The thing I don't like with this is that ...
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How to tell which computer is connected to AirPlay

My company shares a set of audio speakers accessible via AirPlay. Is there any way for someone to tell which computer is currently connected to the AirPlay without shouting the question out to the ...
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Airplay from iPhone to Airport Express, but use iPhone LTE

is there a way to stream content (music) to an Airport Express from an iPhone, but using that iPhone’s LTE data instead of the WiFi connection for internet? Basically the LTE is a ton faster than our ...
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