Use AirPlay to stream audio

Stream music, podcasts and other audio to Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay 2-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, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 11.4 or later, 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 2, simply select multiple AirPlay 2-compatible speakers or smart TVs. To ask Siri to play a film or TV programme in the room you want to watch it, add your AirPlay 2-compatible speakers and smart TVs to a room in the Home app. 

Stream audio from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

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

  1. Open Control Centre on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad:
    • On iPhone X or later, or iPad with iPadOS or later, swipe down from the top right-hand corner of the screen.
    • On iPhone 8 or earlier, or iOS 11 or earlier, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen.
  2. Touch and hold the group of controls in the top right-hand corner, then tap AirPlay .
  3. Tap each speaker or TV that you want to play the current audio on. 

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 multiple speakers.

Stream audio from your Mac

  1. Make sure your Mac and speaker are on the same Wi-Fi or Ethernet network.
  2. Open Apple Music on your Mac.
  3. To the right of the volume slider in Apple Music, click AirPlay .
  4. Click each speaker or TV that you want to play the current audio on.

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

  1. On your Mac, select Control Centre  in the menu bar. 
  2. Click AirPlay  under Sound. 
  3. Select a speaker you want to play the current audio on.

You can't use AirPlay to stream audio to multiple speakers from the menu bar on a Mac.

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