AirPlay is what Apple calls their proprietary audio and video streaming technology. AirPlay audio and video can be sent from any modern iOS device, including iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and as well as OS X on the Mac. Media controllers on iOS and in iTunes on the desktop allow only specific video or audio to be sent via AirPlay, while AirPlay mirroring on iOS and OS X allow the entire screen to be sent. Thanks to AirPlay mirroring, Anything from Facebook and Twitter to racing or fighting game can be sent to Apple TV and displayed on a big screen HDTV. Some apps also allow one or more iOS devices to serve as controllers for AirPlay games.
The video receiver portion of AirPlay currently only works with Apple TV as an end-point, but the audio receiver portion has been licensed out to a number of speaker and home entertainment gear manufacturers, and is supported by Apple's own Airport Express base station.
How do you send video from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac to your Apple TV? How do you beam audio to your connected speakers? With AirPlay!
AirPlay is a fantastic perk of the Apple ecosystem, but sometimes it can stop working. If you are having trouble with AirPlay, here are some important troubleshooting steps to try.
Apps aren't necessary for streaming video content to your smart TV when there's AirPlay 2 compatibility. Here's how to do it.
Popular meeting and video calling app and service Webex is gaining support for AirPlay across the Room, Desk, and Board series of devices.
AirPlay lets you wireless stream music, video, and other audio to AirPlay-compatible devices from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Here's how to use it to its full extent and go wireless with your media!
Set up your HomePod or HomePod mini as a sound bar for great audio with your Apple TV! Here's how to set it up like a pro.
Sling TV for iPhone and iPad has been updated to include support for AirPlay for streaming to the big screen.
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