Use AirPlay to stream content from iTunes on your computer

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


You can use AirPlay to stream content from iTunes on your computer to your Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay-enabled speakers or receivers. If you have a Mac, you can also use AirPlay to stream more content from your computer. 

Stream from iTunes to another device

To use AirPlay to stream your computer's iTunes content to your Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay-enabled accessory, follow these steps:

  1. Connect your computer, Apple TV, AirPort Express, or other AirPlay-enabled accessory to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open iTunes on your computer.
  3. To the right of the volume slider in iTunes, click the AirPlay icon. You'll see this icon only when you have an AirPlay-enabled device on the same Wi-Fi network.
  4. Tap the name of the device you want to stream content to. You'll see icons of a TV screen TV icon or a speaker speaker icon next to each device to show the type of content you can stream.

Get help if you don't see the AirPlay icon in iTunes

When an AirPlay-enabled device is available, you'll see an AirPlay icon to the right of the volume slider in iTunes. If you don't see the icon, follow these steps:

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

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

Using AirPlay to stream Beats 1 Radio from iTunes on a computer isn't currently supported.

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