How do I enable Airplay?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Idgit, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Idgit macrumors 6502

    Idgit

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    My understanding is that Airplay allows you to stream audio and video wirelessly to and from your iOS devices and Macs. How do you enable it?

    I upgraded my iPhone 4 to 4.3.1, I've got a Mac Mini (10.6.7) connected to my HD TV, and I also have a MBPro (10.6.7). I'd love to be able to stream directly from my iPhone to my Mini (and vice versa), but I'm not seeing the Airplay icon anywhere.

    Is there a setting or preference I have to turn on? I've turned on Home Sharing on both Macs, and all devices are using the same iTunes account.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

    Intell

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    You can only stream media to an Apple TV 2 or Airport Express.
     
  3. Idgit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Idgit

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    Really? Geez, what a letdown. So I need to use a 3rd party solution to stream to and from my iPhone and Mac.
     
  4. Tilpots macrumors 601

    Tilpots

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    Download AirPlayer on your Mac. It's not perfect, a bit buggy, but it's the best thing going.
     
  5. Idgit thread starter macrumors 6502

    Idgit

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    Thanks, I'll check it out.
     
  6. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

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    Buy an ATV2, they're onl $99 and worth ever penny.
     
  7. Blorzoga macrumors 68030

    Blorzoga

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    Buy an ATV2, they're only $99 and worth ever penny.
     
  8. s15119 macrumors 65816

    s15119

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    No ****. The Apple TV is very sweet - I have both a mini and an Apple TV(2) hooked up to my Sony - I use the ATV more than I would have thought. It's a nice machine, nice interface and "just works". Gotta love it.
     

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