Questions tagged [airplay]

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

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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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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” 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Apple TV triggers TV every 5 minutes

I have set my TV to turn on and/or switch to Apple TV when the ATV wakes up from sleep. Until tvOS 10 it worked as expected but since I upgraded to 11 the other day, the TV switches to the ATV input ...
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Why does AirPlay disconnect when opening Pokemon Go?

I use Plex to watch TV/Movies (which stream from my home network) and I AirPlay it to my Apple TV. When AirPlaying, I have no problem navigating away to check my messages, etc. However when I open ...
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Airport Extreme, Apple TV line-of-sight

I have an Apple TV (3rd Gen A1427), connected to my Airport Extreme (6th Gen). I often stream music from iTunes on my retina MacBook Pro. The Apple TV, Airport and MBP are all connected on the same ...
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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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Can't stream Airplay after upgrading to iOS 7

I have an Iphone 4 and a Mac Mini running 10.6.8 and Airserver. With iOS 6, I used to be able to stream video from my Iphone to the Mac using Airplay; however, after upgrading to iOS 7, I can't do ...
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Why can't I use the mute button when using Airplay as an output device?

From my MacBook Pro I send all audio using Airplay to my Airplay Express. I can adjust the volume with the volume buttons (F11 and the F12 keys) but I can't use the mute button on the F10 key. It ...
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Port Forwarding for AirPlay on OS X Server

I have set up an old Mac Mini I have lying around, as a Server, and it is performing magnificently. I have some AirPlay enabled speakers that I am trying to connect to my MBP. Unfortunately the MBP ...
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AirPlay working with iPad but rarely with iTunes on my mac?

I don't get why, when I play music with AirPlay from my iPad it always work, but with iTunes on my mac it rarely work. It says after 10 seconds: The AirPlay device “My Airport Express” cannot be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...