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Use AirPlay iPad to Mac: Play iPad Pro 2 Video/Music/APP on Mac

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020

The $129 Apple TV 4-gen is indeed a useful output source when you attempt to wirelessly stream videos from iPad to a bigger screen, but what if you're thinking of AirPlay iPad to Mac macOS Big Sur? Back from beginning, this was a function casted away by Apple for some reasons, alienating the useful mouse & keyboard assisted iPad AirPlay to Mac from users.

However, now with a free 3rd-party Mac AirPlay receiver programs like 5KPlayer, the spick-and-span iPad Pro 2 can recognize Mac as smart as whip to stream HD movies, music & albums free, how to do that? Keep on reading to find out:

Leverage Mac As iPadOS iPad AirPlay Receiver - You Need 5KPlayer

5KPlayer, with built-in AirPlay tech, compatible with the latest iOS 13/iPadOS models will bring to you the most integrated iPad AirPlay experience:

AirPlay iPad to Mac
  • AirPlay iPad Pro/Air/mini to Mac/iMac/MacBook Pro/Air zero delay;
  • Support iOS 13 and iPadOS AirPlay iPad, iPhone, iPod;
  • 1:1 mirror iPad to Mac display, guarantee no ads no bundleware;

Top 3 Programs That Support AirPlay iPad Pro 2

1. 5KPlayer

Smooth Standard AirPlay
Skillfully taking Apple's AirPlay technology to connect iPad to Mac, you may also see how to AirPlay iPad Pro 2 to Windows 10 staying with 5KPlayer. Wirelessly beam 720p 1080p videos, music without huddle using this AirPlay receiver Mac will usher in a brand new experience of watching videos over the Air.

iPadOS iPad Screen Mirroring
5KPlayer supports OS-level screen iPad Pro 2 screen mirroring that takes AirPlay to the next level. In the midst of playing a game, using a video streaming APP, you may one-click mirror iPad to Mac with whatever on iPad's screen.

AirPlay iPad Pro 2 to Mac with 5KPlayer


2. X-Mirage – AirPlay Multiple iOS Devices to Mac

Another professional tool to help you out if you wish to AirPlay iPad Pro 2 to Mac is X-Mirage.  Same pricing for Windows and Mac users at $16, this little gadget mirrors iPad screen to Mac just like 5KPlayer does. A little helpful bonus of this program is to record iPad movements while mirroring & add voiceover to it, without manually importing the record to a second video-editing software.

Multi-screen mirroring out of question is the best part about X-Mirage: It connects a single Mac computer with up to 3 iPad Pro 2/Air/Mini and cast all their screen in juxtaposition, and record.


3. AirServer - Multi-platform iPad AirPlay Tool

Developed by APP Dynamic ehf, AirServer at $15 offers wireless streaming of the highest quality: iPad Pro 2 users who're quite familiar with Retina quality display may find iPad AirPlay to Mac output with AirServer most pleasing to eye.

Going beyond the Apple ecosystem, AirServer takes wireless mirroring to other platforms like Chromebook, Android, and iPad Pro 2 AirPlay to Windows 10. So if you're also have Android phones at home and would consider AirPlay iPad, iPhone, Android phones to Mac simultaneously, AirServer would be a useful gadget.

iPadOS iPad AirPlay to Mac (macOS Big Sur) with 5KPlayer Guide

Step 1: Download 5KPlayer for Mac, install and launch it, which helps turn your Mac computer detectable for iPad Pro 2. There's also a Windows version of this program available.

Step 2: You need to connect iPad and Mac to the same Wi-Fi

Step 3: Swipe up to visit the Control Center on iPad Pro, where you can enable AirPlay:
Tap AirPlay > Choose your Mac as the streaming target

Mirror iPad Pro 2 to Mac with 5KPlayer
1. Standard AirPlay: The above 3 steps will help you achieve standard AirPlay iPad Pro 2 that works with videos and music
2. iPad screen Mirroring: To watch iPad APPs, games or mirror iPad home screen to Mac, toggle-switch the "Mirroring" button thereunder.

Turn on iPad Pro 2 AirPlay

Make a Record of iPad Pro 2 on Mac (macOS Big Sur)

Learn how to easily use the screen recoridng function of 5KPlayer to demo iPad Pro 2 APPs or other movements.

Step 1: Connect iPad to Mac, enable the mirroring function during AirPlay, and when you see the whole screen of iPad replicated to Mac's display, click on the red icon to start recording.

Step 2: Visist YouTube > AirRecord for the recorded video.

Record screen of iPad Pro 2 on Mac

As the most integrated wireless streaming protocol, Apple's AirPlay outlines the convenient experience in connecting smaller-screen devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac) and larger displays (Apple TV) for instant screen sharing. Now with the most state-of-the-art free AirPlay receiver for Mac and Windows - 5KPlayer, you'll have no difficulty sending iPad Pro recorded 4K content to Mac, or use it as an iOS screen recorder.

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