iPad and Airplay Two quick questions

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by HarryKeogh, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. HarryKeogh macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2008
    Hi all,

    OK, downloaded the latest iOS update. When I move into my new place I'm going to get an Apple TV. While fooling around with the iPad yesterday I didn't see the icon on the iPad to send music to an AirPlay device. Does that icon only show up if the iPad detects an AirPlay device on your network?

    Also, will I be able to stream from my iPad to an Airplay device my shared library (music is stored on my mac) or can you only stream music and movies that are actually on the iPad?

    Thanks for any help!
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    1) The Airplay icon only shows if an airplay capable device (ATV 2 or Airport Express) is detected on the network

    2) No, but you can stream directly from your computer to the ATV 2 (and use the iPad as a remote using the Remote App)
  3. Bluemeanie1976 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2009
    Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
    I don't think it will appear unless it detects them. I could be wrong.
  4. HarryKeogh thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2008
    Cool. Thanks!
  5. Uofmtiger macrumors 68000


    Dec 11, 2010
    If you use Home Sharing, you can see your iTunes library on the iPad. It will give you the choice to play over the iPad speaker or the Airplay device speakers.

    The only benefit I can think of using it this way is if you want to switch back and forth between the iPad and the Airplay device. The Remote app works to control your computer directly, but doesn't give you the option to play on the iPad.

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