View Full Version : Playing music remotely

Aug 3, 2012, 02:23 PM

Sharing my music across LAN is not a problem, but I'm looking for a way to execute the mp3 (located on my Windows desktop) from my MBA to have it play on the desktop speakers. The Remote app works okay from my iPhone with homesharing enabled, but I'd like to do that from my MBA.

I don't mind switching from iTunes to any other program on my desktop if you know a better solution. I would prefer not having to buy anything, but I'm open to suggestions.


Aug 3, 2012, 03:44 PM
Have you considered something like this?


If you run an AirPlay client on the Windows machine, it will be seen by the iTunes on your MBA. Then you can play your music through the desktop speakers. Granted, this doesn't give you access to the *music* on your Windows machine, but it at least comes up with something worthwhile that Windows can do... I keed! I keed! :D

Aug 3, 2012, 04:26 PM
Thanks so much for the help!

That option didn't quite work, but it got me looking in the right direction and Shairport4w was recommended. With homesharing enabled on my desktop's iTunes library, I can now stream from iTunes on the MBA and have the sound play through the desktop's speakers. Installed Shairport4w and the AirPlay icon popped up right away on the MBA.