AirPlay

Enabling AirPlay from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
You can AirPlay videos, music or photos from a variety of different locations on your iOS device, including from within the Photos, Videos, Safari and Music apps, or directly from recently used apps.

To AirPlay video or photo content to your Apple TV:

  1. Connect your iOS device and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open either the Videos, Safari or Photos app on your device.
  3. Locate and tap the AirPlay icon  (if attempting to AirPlay video content from Safari or Videos, begin playback first).
  4. Select your Apple TV from the list of available devices that appears and begin playback.

To AirPlay audio content to your Apple TV or AirPlay speakers or receivers, including AirPort Express:

  1. Connect your iOS device and Apple TV, AirPlay speakers, receiver or AirPort Express to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Music or Safari app on your device.
  3. Locate and tap the AirPlay icon.
  4. Select your Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay-enabled speakers or receivers from the list of available devices that appears, and begin playback.

Note: The images of a TV screen  or speaker  next to each AirPlay device in the AirPlay menu indicate the type of media content you can stream to that device.

Enabling AirPlay from iTunes on your computer
To stream music or videos from your computer to an Apple TV or AirPort Express:

  1. Connect your computer and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open iTunes (10.2 or later).
  3. Locate and click the  icon in the bottom-right corner of the iTunes application.
  4. Select your Apple TV, AirPort Express, or AirPlay-enabled speakers or receivers from the list of available devices that appears, and begin playback.

Note: The images of a TV screen  or speaker  next to each AirPlay device in the AirPlay menu indicate the type of media content you can stream to that device.

AirPlay requirements and capabilities
To get full AirPlay features, make sure your AirPlay-enabled devices are running the latest software updates. The table below identifies minimum AirPlay requirements and capabilities.

  • * If using an iPhone 4S, iOS 5.1 and later is recommended when streaming audio to an AirPlay audio device.
    ** Apple TV requires an active Internet connection in order to stream protected content via AirPlay.
    ***Applies only to models that can update to AirPort firmware 7.4.2 or later. Learn more about how to update your AirPort Express firmware.