How to AirPlay video and mirror your device's screen to Apple TV

AirPlay video from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Your complete guide to Apple AirPlay
Your complete guide to Apple AirPlay Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic. AirPlay is redundant for this computer-only scenario. Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Get started with Apple AirPlay. For more information about AirPlay, its limitations, and a list of AirPlay-compatible devices, read this blog post.

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That's because the iTunes application for desktop and laptop computers already has a built-in library sharing function for other iTunes users on your network. AirPlay is redundant for this computer-only scenario.

How Apple TV Works. How the iPad Works. How to Connect AirPlay Devices. Click the AirPlay icon to select which devices you want to receive the signal. You can use an Apple AirPort Express, a small portable wireless router designed to interconnect all your Apple devices whether or not you have an Internet connection.

AirPort needs no additional equipment or setup in order to use AirPlay, and you can connect a stereo directly to the AirPort to use as either the source or receiver for an AirPlay audio stream. Without AirPort Express, you can use an existing home network setup, such as a wireless router. If you already use a router to share a single Internet service among multiple computers in your home, then all you need to do is connect each AirPlay-enabled device to that same network.

For more about setting up your home network, see our article How Home Networking Works. AirPlay--a technology built into the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch--brings wireless media streaming from your iOS device to your home theater.

Find out how to set it up. Although it has limitations, it's one of the most seamless ways to get your favorite YouTube videos, music, and home videos onto the big screen. An iOS device running iOS 4. A solid wireless network. Ensure that you've optimized your wireless network before streaming content. Then connect your iDevice to the same wireless network as the Apple TV. To stream movies, launch a video including YouTube and hit play.

You'll notice an AirPlay icon show up. Click it, select "Apple TV," and your video will begin streaming. Stream music and photos:

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