How to AirPlay audio

With AirPlay, you can stream music, podcasts, and more to your Apple TV, HomePod, or other AirPlay-enabled devices.

 

AirPlay audio from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

You can AirPlay audio from an iOS device to your Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay-enabled device. Here’s how:

  1. Open the app that you want to AirPlay audio from.
  2. Tap  or 
  3. Choose the device that you want to AirPlay to.

Want a quicker way to AirPlay audio? Just use Control Center. To open Control Center, swipe up from the bottom of your screen. On iPhone X, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen. Then press deeply or touch and hold the audio card in the upper-right corner and tap .

Don’t see your Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay-enabled device?

AirPlay audio from Apple TV

To AirPlay audio from a video you’re watching on Apple TV, swipe down from the top of your remote and select the AirPlay device under Audio.

If you’re listening to music, select , then select your AirPlay device. Or press and hold  on the remote and select an AirPlay device.

Don’t see your Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay-enabled device?

AirPlay from Apple TV to HomePod is currently in beta.

AirPlay audio from iTunes

To AirPlay from iTunes to another device, make sure that your Mac and the AirPlay device are on the same Wi-Fi or ethernet network. Then follow these steps:

  1. Open iTunes on your computer.
  2. To the right of the volume slider in iTunes, click .
  3. Click the name of the AirPlay device. Want to AirPlay to multiple devices? Just click the devices that you want to AirPlay to.

Don’t see your Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay-enabled device?

AirPlay audio from your Mac

To AirPlay from your Mac to another device, both your Mac and the AirPlay device need to be on the same Wi-Fi or ethernet network. Then click the  in the menu bar. Under Output Device, select the device that you want to AirPlay to.

Don’t see your Apple TV, HomePod, or AirPlay-enabled device?

Need help?

If you don’t see the device that you want to AirPlay to, try the following:

  • Make sure that the AirPlay-enabled device is turned on.
  • Try moving your device closer to the device that you want to AirPlay to.
  • Make sure that your iOS device and the AirPlay-enabled device have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on.
  • Restart both devices.

Some iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch models using earlier versions of iOS, some Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation) models, computers, and many third-party AirPlay devices require both devices to be connected to the same Wi-Fi or Ethernet network in order to use AirPlay.

If you can't AirPlay to your HomePod

If you have admin privileges (the ability to edit or change something) in the Home app, check your speaker settings:

  1. Open the Home app and tap  in the upper-left corner.
  2. Tap Home Settings, then tap your Home.
  3. Under Speakers, tap Allow Speaker Access. If Only People Sharing This Home is selected, you need to invite other HomePod users to share the Home using an iOS device or Apple TV before they can AirPlay to the device.

If you're using a Mac or PC, you can't AirPlay to HomePod if you select Only People Sharing This Home.

Published Date:Wed Mar 28 22:37:55 GMT 2018