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How to Achieve VLC Video AirPlay?

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last update: June 23, 2020

Can we AirPlay VLC videos, like MKV files on a Mac book air/pro? This article will help you find out whether this media player tycoon can meet your increasing new demand – AirPlay. And the answer is half positive, as it cannot achieve AirPlay independently and may bring along a whole litany of inconveniences.

How to AirPlay VLC Videos Like MKV Files on Mac/PC?

The built-in Bonjour protocol is only applied to VLC app for iOS, therefore, VLC for Mac should adopt external helps in order to perform AirPlay. However, if VLC fails to AirPlay MKV files on Mac, you can turn to 5KPlayer which can remove all the obstacles on the way of AirPlay easily and fast.

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How to AirPlay MKV with VLC AirPlay Alternative on Mac Book Air/Pro

5KPlayer is an all-in-one media player that provides one-stop video/audio service that combines Ultra HD playback, online video download, online streaming and built-in AirPlay function. It is a powerful and independent player that requires no extra software or plug-ins and is compatible with OS X 10.7 (Lion) above.

Step 1: Download and launch this VLC AirPlay Alternative -5KPlayer on your MacBook Air/Pro (download Windows Version for Windows users). Connect both iPhone and Mac/Windows PC with the same network.

Step 2: On the user interface of 5KPlayer, click on "AirPlay DLNA" button, then scroll down to "AirPlay > AirPlay service" and click to turn on it. For Windows user, scroll down to "DLNA > DLNA service" and turn on it.

Step 3: On your iPhone, call out "Control Center", then tap "Screen Mirroring" icon to turn on it, and iPhone will automatically search for the devices.

Step 4: After your PC is recognized, tap to select it, and you can see your iPhone screen displayed on 5KPlayer.

VLC Video AirPlay with 5KPlayer

Note: To AirPlay MKV files with VLC AirPlay Alternative, you should first make sure that you've got a great video converter to have those files converted into airplay required formats: MOV, MP4, M4V before playing.

The VLC AirPlay alternative – 5KPlayer offers the best AirPlay solution that performs seamless 4k streaming and solves AirPlay Video Delay and not working problems. Its core value is built around the notion of versatility and user-friendly. This newly devised AirPlay media player will definitely satisfy you with its fabulous video music playing function.

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