How to AirPlay audio

Use AirPlay to stream music, podcasts, and other audio to your Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay-compatible speakers.

 

AirPlay audio from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use Control Center to quickly stream audio from your iOS device to your Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay-compatible speaker.

  1. Open Control Center:
    • On iPhone X or later or iPad with iOS 12 or later: 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 any screen.
  2. Press and hold the audio card in the upper-right corner, then tap .
  3. Tap a speaker or tap multiple speakers to play audio across all of them simultaneously.

You can also AirPlay audio from an app you're using on your iOS device. Just open the app, tap , then choose a speaker.

Learn more about the requirements for using AirPlay and which speakers are supported.

AirPlay audio from Apple TV

Whether you're watching a movie or listening to music on your Apple TV, you use AirPlay to stream audio to HomePod or AirPlay-compatible speaker.

AirPlay from Apple TV to HomePod is currently in beta.

Stream audio from a video you’re watching

  1. While you're watching a movie on your Apple TV, swipe down from the top of your Apple TV Remote.
  2. Select Audio.
  3. Select a speaker. Or select multiple speakers to play audio across all of them simultaneously.

Stream music that you're listening to

  1. While you're listening to music on your Apple TV, swipe down from the top of your Apple TV Remote.
  2. Select .
  3. Select a speaker. Or select multiple speakers to play audio across all of them simultaneously.

You can also press and hold  on your Apple TV Remote and select a speaker.

AirPlay audio from iTunes on a Mac or PC

To stream audio from iTunes to HomePod, Apple TV, or AirPlay-compatible speaker, make sure that your Mac and AirPlay-compatible speaker are on the same Wi-Fi or ethernet network. Then follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that you're using the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  2. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  3. To the right of the volume slider in iTunes, click .
  4. Click a speaker that you want to stream audio to. Or click multiple speakers to stream audio across all of them simultaneously.

Learn more about the requirements for using AirPlay and which speakers are supported.

AirPlay audio from your Mac

To stream audio from your Mac to your Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay-compatible speaker:

  1. Make sure that your Mac and speaker are on the same Wi-Fi or ethernet network.
  2. Go to Apple () menu > System Preferences > Sound.
  3. Under Output, select the speaker that you want to stream audio to.

To access audio output options by clicking  in the menu bar, select Show volume in menu bar.

Learn more about the requirements for using AirPlay and which speakers are supported.

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