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How Does AirPlay Work on iPhone/iPad/iPod/iMac/Apple TV?

Beginners after the first trial of Apple TV could bear the doubt on what is AirPlay. Basically speaking, Apple AirPlay is one protocol that iDevices could link to each other. For users, this technology empowers them to access media across devices without storing and keeping copies of everything on every device — no redundancy, no cables — two key points that help explain how does AirPlay work with its intelligent vision for the future of media playback.

What is Apple AirPlay and How Does AirPlay Work?

AirPlay truly sets the trend with an enormous number of AirPlay enabled Apps listed in the App store, and more OS including Windows 10/Mac El Captain work on it. Two active roles, one automatic detection — That's everything to understand how does AirPlay work.

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AirPlay Work Mechanism = "Two Active Roles" + "One Automatic Detection"

AirPlay Sender and Receiver

- Two Active Roles refer to an AirPlay sender and a receiver. The sender projects media content from an AirPlay-enabled software to the receiver, which is an AirPlay-compatible device that can display streaming music and videos. In this regard, 5KPlayer can turn your iPhone/iPad/Mac/PC into AirPlay senders.

- One Automatic Detection means the AirPlay sender does the guess and detect work all on its own, which means you only have to enable AirPlay and tap to match the AirPlay speakers. This is the key to how AirPlay works more efficiently than previous streaming service. But users will have to confirm the device version before setting to how AirPlay actually work:
* AirPlay works only on devices running iOS 4.3 or later.

How to Make AirPlay Work Better with AirPlay Built-in Media Player?

- Without third party support, only iPhone/iPad/iPod can serve as AirPlay senders. Installation of 5KPlayer makes AirPlay work better by including iMac/PC as AirPlay sender, and Apple TV/iMac/surround stereo as the receivers.
- Native Apple AirPlay only works with .mp4, .mov, .m4v videos and .aac, .mp3 audio. 5KPlayer comes as an all-in-one player and converter, for it makes AirPlay work better by converting any media type into AirPlay supported ones. Thus in case of demands to convert media to more format types like MKV, FLAC or WMV, please consider the DVD video converter software for Mac OS or Windows PC to convert the video/music to AirPlay supported formats.

How to Make AirPlay Work in Video Streaming?

Download 5KPlayer, install and launch it on your iMac/PC. This all-in-one AirPlay-enabled player seamlessly adapts to .flv, .avi, .mkv, .aac, .mp3 and even more media types.

Step 1: Connect the active roles: AirPlay sender and receiver

* Slide from the bottom of the iPhone/iPod/iPad screen to call up the Control Center, tap AirPlay and choose your Mac/PC name to make AirPlay work.

* Note: Please connect the AirPlay sender and receiver to the same WiFi or Ethernet before starting to stream.

* You can get a troubleshooting guide on how to solve AirPlay not working here.

Connect the Active Roles: AirPlay Sender and Receiver

Step 2: Choose the media file to make AirPlay work

* Open the media file in your iPhone/iPad/iPod.
* In the process of AirPlay, your iPhone/iPod/iPad is a flexible remote controller to alter between different videos. When multiple devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi, you can change from the Mac/PC in the study to the stereo amplifies in the living room while lying with you iPhone on bed.
* For users with the doubt on how does AirPlay work to stream media from Mac/PC to Mac/Apple TV, you can refer to step-by-step tutorial on how to AirPlay from Mac to Mac/Apple TV.

Choose the Media File to Make AirPlay Work

Note: An overall introduction on how does AirPlay work helps users get a better picture of 5KPlayer AirPlay capabilities and the necessary equipment to prepare to make AirPlay work. In addition to its integration functions to optimize AirPlay performance, 5KPlayer serves as a comprehensive toolbox for fixing AirPlay video delay from iPhone to Mac, as well as AirPlay material tank to download media from Pandora, Spotify, YouTube and Vimeo. It truly is a master that not makes AirPlay work better, but also help upgrade the visual and auditory experience in a future era for wireless media playback.

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