Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: April 28, 2020
Although, the war between Mac and Windows devotees has been raging for decades, the vast majority of computer users are still windows users and they have their good reasons(cheaper, more flexible, ideal for gamers, enterprises and heavy CPU/GPU tasks like CAD&3D rendering). But, in regard of brilliant features like AirPlay developed by Apple Company, no one on whichever platform can refuse! Therefore, to meet the needs of those windows users who want to AirPlay PC videos, 5KPlayer is suggested here since it provides the easiest way.
Yes, we can. Since AirPlay protocol stack has been licensed by Apple as a third-party software component technology, it is no longer restricted to Apple products, as most software themselves are capable of supporting AirPlay. This means that any AirPlay compatible software designed for Windows Vista/ Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10 can capacitate us to AirPlay PC videos.
There are many approaches to get AirPlay for your Windows PC, for example:
As 5KPlayer Windows version can turn PC into an AirPlay sender as well as a PC AirPlay receiver, we can resort to it to stream almost any videos and music from AirPlay-enabled devices to PC or AirPlay PC movies and music to Apple TV. 5KPlayer is a 4K video player that supports HD 1080p video quality and 7.1 surround sound which can ensure you fascinating visual and audio enjoyment. It also supports third-party Apps like Spotify and Pandora which allows you to listen to music wirelessly with better stereo system.
AirPlay Alternative for Windows PC –WIDI:
Intel wireless display is supported by many newer Intel-based PCs and Windows 8.1 OS. If you have Windows 8, you can upgrade to Windows 8.1 for free. This means that you can use WIDI technology as a substitute to AirPlay on your windows 8.1 PC to stream videos and music to TV.
The Plex program runs as a media server on Windows or Apple computers and streams to a wide array of devices that connect to your TV like an Apple TV. It streams video files (as well as music and photos) that reside on your computer to these devices, but it doesn't stream video you play in a Web browser, such as Netflix.
Amongst the listed above, 5KPlayer is your best and simplest choice, since WIDI requires you to check your computer configurations which may bring a lot of troubles, and Plex asks for creating a Plex account which may take you lots of time before AirPlay PC videos.
How to AirPlay PC Videos to Apple TV
Step 1: Download this free PC AirPlay sender (windows version) –5KPlayer on your Windows PC. Bear in mind that the two devices be connected to the same WIFI network.
Step 2: Click the AirPlay button on the top-right corner to select Apple TV as the PC AirPlay receiver.
Step 3: Tap the video button on the 5KPlayer main interface to select a video in the local file to play, or, drag the video directly onto the 5KPlayer interface.
Note: 5KPlayer supports almost all file formats, but AirPlay requires specific formats: Mp4/M4V for Video and MP3 for music. For instructions, see "How to AirPlay videos in any formats with 5KPlayer".
How to Stream Videos from iDevices to PC
Step 1: Swipe up to view the Control Center on the display of your iDevices and click AirPlay. Select Window PC here.
Step 2: Play the video you want to AirPlay to your Windows PC. 5KPlayer, as the best PC AirPlay receiver, grants you the best visual and audio experience with lossless quality. And in the mean time you can check your emails or go online shopping.
Note: No matter for Windows users or Mac users, 5KPlayer takes care of all your AirPlay confusions and helps you solve AirPlay not working problems and AirPlay delays which you may encounter during the streaming process, only leaving you with a smooth video playback. For AirPlay on Mac with 5KPlayer, you can refer to How to Use Airplay on Mac.
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