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

If your devices have OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 or anything newer, there's a built-in way to do this via a wired connection. Quit QuickTime on your Mac if it is open. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod ...
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Can I use a Mac Mini as an Airplay audio receiver?

Proprietary: AirServer - audio and streaming, Mac/Windows, $15 Reflector - audio and streaming, Mac/Windows/Android, $15 AirFoil - audio only, Mac/Windows/Linux, $30 for Mac/Win, $40 for both, free ...
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Demonstrating iPad's screen on MacBook

Connect your iPad via cable to your MacBook. Launch macOS built-in QuickTime Player.app Go to File menu → New Movie Recording or use the keyboard shortcut Option + Command + N This would open a Quick ...
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Homepod Mini "no peer to peer" warning

...and just like that I found a solution. IGMP snooping wasn't enabled in the LAN bridge, so AirPlay packets were not being routed correctly between wired/wireless devices. I didn't even consider that ...
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How can I mirror one Mac's screen to another?

You can install the program "AirServer" on the Mac Mini to be able to AirPlay the display directly to it: http://www.airserver.com/Download
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Little Snitch reports outgoing connections for AirPlayXPCHelper for wrong subnets?

Time to answer my own question: Why AirPlayXPCHelper goes out to this network on port 5000 and 7000? This is related to the Peer-to-Peer AirPlay and Airplay device discovery. macOS discovers new ...
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Keep AirPlay toolbar icon permanently visible or hidden

You can disable the icon in the menu bar by ⌘-dragging it off the menu bar, which unchecks the option in System Preferences → Displays entitled "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available". ...
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How do I AirPlay mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro?

An app which works great for me is Reflector. Its not free, but there is an unrestricted 7-day trial for you to experiment with. You can use the free Quicktime Player on your Mac to record a video of ...
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Can I use my Mac's speakers and AirPlay / Bluetooth at the same time?

Try using the midi setup application included in OS X it can let you group sound outputs together. You just need to create a new multi-output group with the + button.
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Monterey: mirror iPad screen on Mac in separate window

As of 12.0.1 macOS Monterey only supports receiving AirPlay video fullscreen (and oddly enough, it also turns every other screen that is connected black). If you want to receive AirPlay video in a ...
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Watch HBO on AppleTV without jailbreak

HBO GO (the app which allows you to watch HBO content with an AppleTV) is only available inside the US.
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iOS screen mirroring via USB to a Windows PC?

If you are using a Mac you can try Quicktime Player. Start a new video recording, and select the connected iPhone as your video source and audio source.
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How to stream only the video to an Apple TV from a Mac?

There are two ways to send content via AirPlay from your Mac to your Apple TV when it comes out of the box. The first is the Mirroring method, found, as you mentioned, in the Menu Bar on OS X and in ...
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Disable Airplay on Mac because of too many Airplay devices

Try Disable AirPlay Mirroring in your terminal sudo chmod 000 /System/Library/CoreServices/AirPlayUIAgent.app/Contents/MacOS/AirPlayUIAgent To turn it back on sudo chmod 755 /System/Library/...
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Mirror my iPad 2 screen on my Windows PC?

Try out Reflector by Air Squirrels. It works very well on the Mac, has a windows version and also appears to have a trial version. You can make sure it works before spending money on a license.
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Why's airplay randomly disconnecting?

I had the same problems with airplay dropping out randomnly. I changed the resolution to 720p instead of 1080p and now it plays flawlessly without disconnecting once.
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How to mirror MacBook Pro screen to Apple TV?

If your MBP is early 2011 or newer and there's an Apple TV on the same wifi network as you, you should see an icon that looks like a TV in the menu bar. Click it and you'll get a dropdown menu listing ...
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iOS screen mirroring via USB to a Windows PC?

The HDMI or VGA adapter that can be purchased from Apple allows mirroring to an external monitor, projector or other display that allows video IN. Does your PC allow video in via HDMI? (I'm not ...
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Phantom AirPlay device named "Apple TV (2)"

Apparently I'm seeing a neighbor's Apple TV via peer-to-peer AirPlay. So they're not on my Wi-Fi network but don't have to be. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/macbook-ipad-sees-atvs-on-neighbors-...
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No longer able to AirPlay from iTunes to Homepod directly

Since you're saying this used to work the way you want it to, then perhaps resetting the HomePod back to its default settings will do the trick. To fully reset it, follow these steps: Unplug the ...
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Stream Netflix movie from iPhone to Mac

Stream from your iPhone or iPad or iPod Touch to your Mac The Netflix app for iOS supports AirPlay, a proprietary protocol stack developed by Apple, which allows wireless streaming between devices of ...
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Homepod is on same wifi network as my other devices but doesn't show up for airplay or personal requests

Went to Apple today This is a fix it worked for me The phone you use needs to be on the same wifi frequency 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz Set the frequency in the router settings to restrict devices to only one ...
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How to set AirPlay device name of the hosting computer?

Here's what I did to rename the Computer label in the list of available AirPlay speakers in iTunes. In Finder, go to your Applications folder. Hold the control button and click on the iTunes icon. ...
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Disable AirPlay on a Mac

Unfortunately, Apple hasn't provided an easy way to disable this functionality. However you can deny global access to the application that provides AirPlay mirroring by changing its unix permissions ...
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What are the networking requirements for a successful AirPlay connection?

Per Apple KB article HT6175, AirPlay makes use of a number of ports: ╔══════╦═════════╦════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ Port ║ TCP/UDP ║ Name ║ ╠══════╬═══...
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How do I mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro for free?

QuickTime Player can only mirror iOS devices with Lightning connectors. If you want to mirror an iPhone 4s, you'll need to purchase one of the AirPlay Mirroring apps like AirServer. According to ...
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No audio when AirPlay mirroring from MacBook Air to Apple TV

Found a solution on Apple forums, posting it here in case anyone else runs across this problem. I had to: Turn off AirPlay Mirroring Open Sound.prefPane and select Apple TV as the output Turn AirPlay ...
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Wireless Display Adaptor not detected by MacBook Air

As per Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter's Store Page: Operating systems Mac OS X Mac OS 10.10 (Not Compatible) Mac OS 10.9 (Not Compatible) Mac OS 10.8 (Not Compatible) Mac OS 10.7 (Not ...
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How can I use AirPlay to watch on the television, but audio through my headphones?

This cannot be done natively from an iOS device as there are no output settings built in to the iOS platform that allow the splitting of the audio from the video while streaming a file. With the use ...
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How can I use AirPlay to watch on the television, but audio through my headphones?

While you cannot AirPlay video and get audio through wired headphones, you can connect Bluetooth headphones to an Apple TV 4th Generation. Since you have wired headphones, you'll need to make them ...
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