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What is AirPlay 2 and How to Use AirPlay 2 to Stream Video Music

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

Have no idea what AirPlay 2 is and how AirPlay works? Fear not, here is a brief introduction about what is AirPlay 2 and how to use AirPlay to stream video and audio with an all-round AirPlay Server 5KPlayer, with which you are allowed to not only stream video music from iPhone iPad iOS 11.4 to computer, but also send movies, videos, film clips and songs from Mac OS and PC to Apple TV.

How to AirPlay from iPhone iPad to Computer and Mac/PC to Apple TV?

You will need 5KPlayer, which provides the most comprehensive solution to video streaming, to AirPlay mirror video and music from iOS 11.4 devices iPhone iPad to Mac OS and PC, and send media contents like movies, TV shows, music videos, songs from computer to Apple TV HomePod.

What is AirPlay

Part 1: How to Use AirPlay 2 to AirPlay iPad iPhone to Mac OS/PC

What is AirPlay 2? Whenever talking about this, one may keep thinking about streaming video and music from iOS iPad iPhone to Apple TV. But is it possible to put the contents of iPad and iPhone to the more cheaper and commonly-used computers? Sad to say that Apple doesn't provide much support in this regard, however, an all-round AirPlay app 5KPlayer comes to help. Based on AirPlay technology, 5KPlayer empowers users to AirPlay video, movies, music and songs on iOS devices iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to Mac OS and PC. Follow the guide below to learn how does AirPlay work to stream iOS devices.

Step 1: Download and launch this AirPlay receiver on computer. For windows users, just go to the windows version. Note to connect your iOS device and computer to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: Set the AirPlay on your iOS devices: Go to Control Center on the display of your iOS device and find AirPlay. Click AirPlay.


Part 2: How to AirPlay Mac OS/PC to Apple TV HomePod

In addition to AirPlay iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, you may also wonder how to use AirPlay to stream contents from computers to Apple TV. As users may fortunately find AirPlay not working when send content from computers, here 5KPlayer also gives the answer. More than a AirPlay receiver, 5KPlayer also accompanies the feature of an AirPlay sender, which can stream video & audio from Mac/PC to Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled speakers etc by turning your computers into AirPlay devices. Learn how to use AirPlay to display computer on Apple TV below.

Step 1: Download 5KPlayer on your Mac/PC, then launch it. Make sure you have had you Apple TV connected to the same WiFi network as your computer.

Step 2: Click AirPlay button on the top right corner on the interface and you can see a list of airplay video receivers. Select Apple TV. The AirPlay button will go red if it is enabled. 

AirPlay on iPhone

Step 3: Add the videos and music you want to stream from Mac OS/PC to Apple TV. Then 5KPlayer will start to AirPlay media from computer to Apple TV, including videos music from YouTube, Spotify, Netflix, etc. The whole process of streaming media is quick with not a bit loss in quality.

Note: Before you AirPlay from computer to Apple TV, make sure your videos and audio are in formats supported by AirPlay, if not, you may need a DVD video converter software for Mac OS or for Windows PC to convert them first.

AirPlay Mac to Apple TV

As the best AirPlay receiver and sender, 5KPlayer delivers a comprehensive and straightforward solution to AirPlay iPad iPhone to Mac OS/PC and computers to Apple TV. Also it brings an amazing video playback experience as you are freely to play SD, HD and 4K UHD videos in various popular formats. What's more, the ability to free download online video and music from more than 300 video sites is surely a plus.

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