HOW TO: AirPlay from iTunes

You can stream audio directly from your itunes app on your mac, to your airplay enabled stereo or Apple TV.

This example shows how to use it with iTunes 11. The same concepts work in prior versions of iTunes but the buttons are located in different places.

In iTunes 11, when you are playing music, you will see the AirPlay icon on the top left corner of iTunes right next to the volume slider. In older versions -  you will see the AirPlay icon on the bottom right corner of iTunes.

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One of the advantages of streaming music from iTunes instead of your iOS device is that you can stream to multiple AirPlay devices at once.

When you click on the airplay menu in itunes, choose multiple, and then check off the zones you want to stream to. That simple.

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HOW TO: Stream Audio via AirPlay

You can wirelessly stream audio from your iOS device or mac directly to any AirPlay enabled device. 

AirPlay devices can be an Apple TV, the Airport Express, or other 3rd party audio devices that implement apples AirPlay technology. 

To stream audio to an airplay enabled device, launch any audio app on your iOS device such as the music app, pandora, or spotify. Start playing some music.

  • Swipe your finger from the bottom of the screen upwards. This will bring up the "Control Center" which will allow you to adjust your brightness, turn wifi on and off, choose your AirPlay source, among other handy settings.
  • Click on the AirPlay menu, and choose which AirPlay device you want to stream to.
  • If it's an Apple TV, you can turn on "Mirroring" to see your device's screen mirrored to the apple tv. 
  • When you want to stop AirPlay streaming, repeat the process, but this time when pressing the AIrPlay menu, choose your device at the top of the menu, or just stop the music as you normally would.

Updated instructions and images for iOS 7

HOW TO: How do i view my iPad on my TV?

Great question.. and very easily if you have an Apple TV!

  • Make sure you are on your homes wifi network.
  • Turn on your TV to your Apple TV.
  • Double click the iPads home button (physical button below screen).
  • You will see a row of icons (recent apps) on the bottom of the screen;
  • Scroll to the far left of this row to reveal the AirPlay icon.
  • Click the AirPlay icon, choose your Apple TV from the list (if you have more then one apple tv, you will see them in the list).
  • When you choose the Apple TV, you will see the option to Mirror. Turn that on.
  • Viola! You should now see an exact mirror of your iPad on your tv.
  • When you are done, follow the same instructions above, but turn mirroring Off.
AirPlay icon circled in red.

AirPlay icon circled in red.