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iOS: Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream content

Use AirPlay to stream music, photos, and video wirelessly to Apple TV and other AirPlay-enabled devices that are on the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Additional Information

If your device isn't using iOS 7

You can AirPlay videos, music, or photos from a variety of different locations on your iOS device, including from within the Photos, Videos, Safari, and Music apps, or directly from recently used apps.

To AirPlay video or photo content to your Apple TV:

  1. Connect your iOS device and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open either the Videos, Safari, or Photos app on your device.
  3. Locate and tap the AirPlay icon Stream icon (if attempting to AirPlay video content from Safari or Videos, begin playback first).
  4. Select your Apple TV from the list of available devices that appears and begin playback.

    Device menu

To AirPlay audio content to your Apple TV or AirPlay speakers or receivers, including AirPort Express:

  1. Connect your iOS device and Apple TV, AirPlay speakers, receiver, or AirPort Express to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Music or Safari app on your device.
  3. Locate and tap the AirPlay icon. Stream icon
  4. Select your Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay-enabled speakers or receivers from the list of available devices that appears, and begin playback.

    Device menu

Note: The images of a TV screen TV icon or speaker Speaker icon next to each AirPlay device in the AirPlay menu indicate the type of media content you can stream to that device.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple’s recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.
Last Modified: Jan 22, 2014
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