AirPlay lets you wirelessly stream what’s on your iOS device to your HDTV and speakers via Apple TV. Or mirror exactly what’s on your display to the big screen. Holiday photos, blockbusters, the latest games — AirPlay and Apple TV put it all on your TV.
Enjoy it on the big screen. And the best speakers.
Show off your photos, videos and more on your HDTV.
You have friends over and you want to share great photos or the perfect party mix that’s on your iPhone. Or you’re in the middle of an epic action film on your iPad that could use a little more screen. That’s where AirPlay comes in. Just connect your device and Apple TV to the same Wi-Fi network, and the AirPlay icon automatically appears. Then tap the AirPlay icon in a specific app — Photos, Videos, Music, Safari or any AirPlay-enabled app — and everything streams to your HDTV via your Apple TV.1 It’s a simple way to play your stuff on the biggest screen and the best sound system in the house.
Put your audience in the palm of your hand.
What you see is what you show.
AirPlay Mirroring lets you show exactly what’s on your Mac, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch screen to everyone in the room.2 Show web pages, games, photos, videos, spreadsheets, class material and more on your HDTV via Apple TV. Zoom in and out and pause for applause. Rotate from portrait to landscape and your audience sees that too. AirPlay does it all wirelessly, so you can work the room or sit comfortably in the crowd. If you see it, so can they.
Gaming and more on a grand scale.
Turn your iOS device into the ultimate controller.
Take control on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch while the action unfolds on your widescreen TV.3 Patrol the air while commanding the cockpit from your sofa. Browse the latest in interior design ideas and save your favourites on your iPhone or iPad. With AirPlay, your TV displays talents it never knew it had.
Music’s in the house.
Hear everywhere at once.
Say you have one set of speakers in your bedroom, one in the study and one in the living room. For the ultimate sonic panorama, you can stream your tunes to more than one room simultaneously, so you’ll never lose the beat, no matter where you are in the house. Just choose Multiple Speakers from the AirPlay menu in iTunes. AirPlay works over Wi-Fi, so you can stream music directly from your home network.
See all the details.
AirPlay does more than just stream your music to external speakers. It streams information about your music too. Song titles, artists, album names, elapsed and remaining time, and album artwork all appear on AirPlay-enabled speakers with graphical displays. And AirPlay technology is built into speakers, receivers and stereo systems from manufacturers like Denon, Marantz, B&W, JBL and iHome. Simply connect to your home network, and you’ll be streaming tunes throughout your room — or entire house — instantly.
AirPlay is available on all devices running iOS 4.3 or later. Some features require the latest software. Second-generation Apple TV or later required.
AirPlay Mirroring is available with iPad 2 or later; iPad mini; iPhone 4S; iPhone 5; iPod touch (5th generation); and iMac (Mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (Mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (Mid 2011 or newer) and MacBook Pro (Early 2011 or newer) with Mountain Lion.
Dual-screen capability is available with iPad 2 or later, iPad mini, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation).