Use AirPlay to wirelessly stream content from iTunes on your computer

With AirPlay, you can stream music, photos, and videos to your Apple TV, or stream music to your AirPort Express or AirPlay-enabled speakers.

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You can use AirPlay to stream content to these devices:

  • For photos and videos: Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation)
  • For music: Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay-enabled speakers

Use AirPlay

  1. Connect your computer and Apple TV or AirPort Express to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open iTunes.
  3. Click   to the right of the volume slider in iTunes. You'll see this icon only when you have an AirPlay-enabled device on the same Wi-Fi network. In a smaller iTunes window, you might see Volume icon instead of the volume slider. Click Volume icon to see available AirPlay-enabled devices.

  4. Tap the name of the device you want to stream content to. You'll see icons of a TV screen TV icon or speaker speaker icon next to each device so you know what type of content you can stream.

If you don't see the AirPlay icon in iTunes

When an AirPlay-enabled device is available, you'll see   to the right of the volume slider in iTunes.

If you don't, try these steps:

  1. Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes and Apple TV software.
  2. Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network. If you're using Ethernet, connect both devices to the same router or hub. If you're using Wi-Fi and Ethernet, connect your AirPlay device to the same router that your computer is using for Wi-Fi.
  3. Restart your computer, AirPlay device, and network router.
  4. On your AirPlay device, make sure that AirPlay is turned on. Some devices have an option to turn AirPlay off. Look for an AirPlay option in Settings, or check the user guide for more information.

Learn more

You can also use AirPlay to see your Mac screen on an HDTV.

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