Use AirPlay to stream audio

Stream music, podcasts, and other audio to Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay-compatible speakers or smart TVs. Play audio across multiple speakers throughout your home in perfect sync. Or play something different in every room—all with AirPlay.

Play audio on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 11.4 or later, Apple TV, or a Mac with macOS Catalina or later. Then use AirPlay to stream that audio to your AirPlay-compatible speakers or smart TVs.

To stream audio to multiple speakers with AirPlay, simply select multiple AirPlay-compatible speakers or smart TVs. To ask Siri to play a movie or TV show in the room where you want to watch it, add your AirPlay-compatible speakers and smart TVs to a room in the Home app.

Stream audio from your iPhone or iPad

Play music on your iPhone or iPad, then control where it's playing from Control Center:

  1. Open Control Center on your iPhone or iPad:
    • On iPhone X or later or iPad, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
    • On iPhone 8 or earlier or iOS 11 or earlier, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
  2. Tap the group of controls in the upper-right corner, then tap AirPlay .
    Control Center on iPhone
  3. Tap each speaker or TV that you want to play the current audio to. 
    Speakers & TVs appear for selection under playback controls

You can also use AirPlay to stream audio from an app you're using on your device. Just open the app, tap AirPlay , then tap a speaker or tap multiple speakers.

Stream audio from your Apple TV

You can send audio from Apple TV to one or more AirPlay–enabled devices, like HomePod and other smart speakers and TVs, that are connected to the same network in your home.

Use Apple TV to play audio throughout your home

Stream audio from your Mac

Make sure that your Mac and speakers are on the same network. Open the Apple Music app, click AirPlay  in the playback controls, then select a speaker or multiple speakers.

If you don't see the AirPlay icon  or if you want to stream audio from a different app:

  1. On your Mac, select Control Center  in the menu bar.
    Control Center on Mac
  2. Click AirPlay  under Sound.
  3. Select a speaker that you want to play the current audio on. You can't use AirPlay to stream audio to multiple speakers from Control Center on a Mac.
    Speakers appear for selection under Output on Sound screen
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