AirPlay is Apple's proprietary wireless streaming protocol that lets you instantly share audio or video between your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and an Apple TV or another AirPlay-enabled device. Apple's new HomePod also relies heavily on AirPlay, and with AirPlay 2 out now on iOS 11.4 and HomePod OS 11.4, a new world of multiroom audio is at your disposal.

Here's your ultimate guide to using AirPlay!

How to AirPlay to Apple TV on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac are the heart of AirPlay. Without them to actually send the audio and video, AirPlay wouldn't be a thing.

How to use AirPlay with HomePod

AirPlay is what the HomePod experience is all about if you want your friends to be able to play music from the iPhone on your speaker.


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Updated June 2018: Updated for AirPlay 2.