Set up an audio device on your Mac or stream music from your Mac

Learn how to connect audio devices, like speakers, to your Mac and how to stream music to audio devices that aren’t connected to your Mac.

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Set up an audio device on your Mac

  1. If necessary, install any software included with the devices (such as software drivers). Plug-and-play audio devices don’t need a software driver to work with a Mac. 
  2. Connect your audio device to your Mac.
  3. Choose Apple () menu > System Preferences, then click Sound.
  4. Choose the Input tab and select your audio interface or the audio line “In.”

Stream audio from your Mac

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