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Questions tagged [airplay]

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

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How do I AirPlay mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro?

I am using a 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro with Mavericks and a iPhone 5s with iOS 7. I want to record game tutorials. Where the game is running on my iOS device and I'm recording the tutorial via a ...
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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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Is there software to mirror a Windows PC via AirPlay?

I would like to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV via AirPlay. I've found a few options which enable Windows Media Player to receive video via AirPlay. I've also found an application named Airfoil ...
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What applications enable AirPlay mirroring for Mac?

Do any applications enable AirPlay from my Mac to an Apple TV? I am looking to wirelessly mirror my Mac's display to the TV, similar to the way iPad 2 and iPhone 4S can mirror their displays over ...
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How to completely disable Airplay in Mac OS X [duplicate]

I'd like to cut out AirPlay entirely. Looking for an answer, I read Disable AirPlay on a Mac But it didn't really offer a direct solution. Here is my problem: I have the household media room ...
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Disable AirPlay on a Mac

I want to prevent the user from being able to stream to remote speakers with any client on their laptop. Is there a way to globally disable AirPlay on a Mac OS X (10.6 or 10.7) system?
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How can I mirror my iPad display wirelessly?

I am looking to display my iPad screen wirelessly to an external display to demo applications. I found this video showing exactly what I want to do with an iPhone but no explanation as to what the ...
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Can't stream audio from OSX Mavericks to Apple TV

Lately, when I click in "Apple TV" (trying to select it as default sound output), OSX changes it back to "Internal Speakers".
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Can not select Airplay Device in OSX

When I click on my Airplay speaker in Sound settings, it jumps back. I have to restart my Mac in order to fix this problem. How can I fix this issue without restarting my Mac?
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Can I turn a Windows machine into an AirPlay destination?

Is there software available that'll make a Windows PC running XP appear as an AirPlay destination in my Mac's iTunes? I'd like to be able to stream audio from my Macs to a Windows machine I use as my ...
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Enable mirroring on iPhone 4 (over-the-air)

Through a cydia tweak or otherwise, is it possible to enable over-the-air mirroring for unsupported-by-default devices, i.e. iPhone 4, iPad 1 et al.? You would think it's a popular question but all ...
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Starting airplay from command line, to send output of 'Say' Mac OS X command to airplay

Ok, Sunday question :) Trying to make a little joke... if you open a terminal, and type "say -a ?", Mac OS X will give you the list of devices it can send spoken words to. On mine, it says: 39 ...
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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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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 there a maximum number of AirPlay receivers that I can output to at the same time?

If I buy 6 different Airport Express' to have one in each room will they all work together or is there a maximum number of receivers you can use at once? For example if I want to choose between the ...
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What are the compression/resolution/bandwidth limitations of Airplay mirroring?

In a perfect world Airplay mirroring would display identical results compared to an HDMI cable. In other words, the frames per second, resolution, and image quality would be unaffected by the use of ...
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Can I find out who is currently using my Airport Express speakers, and kick them?

If I want to stream music to an AE when someone else is connected, I get a message "The speaker XXX is currently used by someone else". Right now, both my flatmates are not connected to the AE but I ...
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What software alternatives support streaming via AirPlay?

The Apple TV arrived! I'm slightly bummed that I can only stream from iTunes, and therefore only use formats that iTunes supports. I haven't found a single other video player that supports AirPlay, ...
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Are there any car stereos out there that support AirPlay?

First, I understand that I'm walking a fine line but, to be clear, I am sticking to the FAQ and I am not asking for hardware recommendations. Instead, I simply want to know if there are any car ...
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Does AirPlay online stream to Apple TV still go through the iPad?

When we AirPlay the online stream on iPad to Apple TV, does the iPad remain in the chain (online stream to iPad and then iPad to Apple TV) or does the Apple TV virtually get and play that stream (...
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Do I need Apple TV to stream wirelessly to my TV?

I recently bought a new TV. Now I want to mirror my MacBook Air on it. I don't need all the other fancy features of Apple TV (I don't have an iPhone/iPad, don't use iTunes etc.). Right now I'm using a ...
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Minimum requirements for mirroring Mac/PC in Apple TV

I've found plenty of (old) blogs and articles stating that it is/will be possible to mirror the content of a Mac or PC in an Apple TV, but I was unable to find out the current state of this feature. ...
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How do I find dual Screen iPad apps

A feature of having an Apple TV is Dual Screen with an iPad. I would like to find games and apps that use this feature. How would I specify this within the app store? or is there a list online ...
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Disable Airplay on Mac because of too many Airplay devices

I'd like to find a solution to my problem. I recently moved to a dorm of around 1100 students, and each one of these students has a mediabox that is also an Airplay device. Because of this, the ...
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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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Keep AirPlay toolbar icon permanently visible or hidden

I have a toolbar that semi-randomly every couple of minutes flips the Airplay icon on: or off again: How do I freeze it into a state of either always on or always off? The current behaviour of ...
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No longer able to AirPlay from iTunes to Homepod directly

I want to AirPlay music from Mac iTunes to HomePod. However, when I select it on iTunes AirPlay menu, I get "Sign in to Apple Music to play songs on your HomePod" prompt with Cancel/Sign in buttons. ...
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How can I figure out why my Apple TV drops connection when using AirPlay

Hi – I have a really frustrating issue with my Apple TV(s). I have two of them, and several iOS devices, and this issue exists for all combinations. The issue: I'll be streaming something in Safari, ...
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Apple TV works with my iPhone but not with my PC on the same wireless network

I have: Windows 7 PC with latest version of iTunes connected to my network (wired). Windows Firewall is turned off. Apple TV (2nd generation) connected to my network (wireless) iPhone connected to ...
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What is the best way to listen to music in my shower/bathroom from iTunes?

I have all of my music catalogged in iTunes, and have no intentions of changing the software I use to listen to it. Therefore, I came here to gain some advice on the easiest/cheapest way to listen to ...
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Is it better to use AirPlay to push from Mac to AppleTV, or use AppleTV to pull from a Mac?

If we have an iMac and an AppleTV, is it better to use the AppleTV to pull content from the Mac to play it, or is it better to start from the Mac and use AirPlay to push to the AppleTV?
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Maximum screen resolution with AirPlay Extend Display on the Apple TV 4k?

What is the maximum screen resolution possible with AirPlay Extend Display on the Apple TV 4K? I.e. is it possible to treat an Apple TV 4K connected to a 4k TV as an external Retina-enabled display ...
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How can I use AirPlay to watch on the television, but audio through my headphones?

I have been using Netflix (for example) on my phone with headphones, but then I realized I would have a better experience watching it on the TV, but keep the audio on the phone. Is there any way to ...
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Selecting iPad As Audio Source When Mirroring to Apple TV?

I'm currently mirroring from my iPad to my Apple TV, but the audio source automatically sets to the TV. At night I'd love it if I could switch the audio source to my ipad so I could hook up some ...
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How to limit any devices to appear on any Bonjour/Airplay capable devices close by?

This is an issue at my school district where I work as a network admin. Right now, I could see around the list of at least 15-20 Apple TVs that is located across school buildings when I press on ...
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Can a Mac act as Bluetooth receiver for sound?

This is my setup to play music: Mac with iTunes 2 Airport Express' connected to two pair of active B&O speakers I also have a turntable/record player that I want to use wirelessly with this ...
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Air Play-ing music from a sleeping iPhone

A couple days ago, I was experimenting with Air Play. What I'd like to do is play music behind a party, driven from my iPhone in my pocket. I sleep my phone while iPod is playing music all the time, ...
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Mountain Lion: AirPlay doesn't show up (but it works in iTunes)

I have mountain lion and Apple TV. iTunes only displays the option for AirPlay. But it doesn't display on the OSX top bar. I have a MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
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Can an iPhone stream to multiple Airplay devices at the same time?

I really love AirPlay so I thought about buying a second AirPort Express for another amplifier in the apartment. But will my iPhone5/iPad2 be able to stream to both AirPlay devices simultaneously?
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iOS screen mirroring via USB onto PC?

I want to mirror the screen of an iOS device onto a Windows PC. I only found solutions which either uses a VGA-adapter or AirPlay. Because AirPlay uses WiFi I seek for a more stable and independent ...
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How can I mirror one Mac's screen to another?

Here's the situation: I have a MacBook Air that I'd like to mirror the display (and audio) of to a Mac Mini, via WiFi. It is completely possible to mirror the MacBook Air to an Apple TV (using "...
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How to stream only the video to an Apple TV from a Mac?

I have an Apple TV with which I'd like to read videos from my mac, both from Internet (Youtube for example) and from files stored on my hard drive. There is two ways of doing it: the first one is ...
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Is there any free way to have a Mac function as an AirPlay speaker?

I have a stereo system hooked up to my Mac mini, but sometimes I'll play music from my laptop. Is there any way for the Mac mini to be recognized as a speaker and allow me to output sound to it (and ...
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How to connect a Pioneer XW-SMA3 AirPlay speaker to WPA Personal wifi network?

I just bought a new Pioneer XW-SMA3 AirPlay speaker system but have so-far been unable to connect it to my home WiFi Network. The speakers come with an Ethernet port so I am able to connect it via ...
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Is there a way to turn off notifications automatically when I connect to AirPlay?

If I'm AirPlaying my screen, I likely don't want the room to see my notifications. Is there a way to automatically kill notifs when I connect besides manually option+clicking the icon in the upper-...
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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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Is there any way to connect a record player (RCA outputs) to AirPlay speakers?

I've got a very simple situation, which is: I have a generic record player with a preamp and RCA outputs (red/white). I have a pair of speakers connected to an old Airport Express, one connected to a ...
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AirPlay Music From AirPort Express Dropping Out

My AirPlay music keeps disconnecting. Here's my gear: AirPort Extreme 2013 AirPort Express 2012 MacBook Air 2013 iPhone 4S And my setup: Extreme is in the living room Express is in the adjacent ...
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Why do some apps only Airplay the audio?

For the background info: I have an iPod Touch [4g] running iOS 5.0.1 and an AppleTV 2 running the latest software. I've noticed that while the majority of third-party video apps do AirPlay just fine (...
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AirPlay on Apple TV 2 failing more often than it works

I'm finding that when streaming video or audio from either my iPad 1 or iPhone 4 to my Apple TV 2, it more often than not fails (although it does occasionally work). I'd say 6/10 it fails. I'll: ...