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