How to use AirPlay on Mac to cast picture and sound from iPhone to Mac

How to use AirPlay on Mac to cast picture and sound from iPhone to Mac

This is post will guide on how to use Airplay on Mac to cast from your iphone to Mac. AirPlay is Apple’s wireless communication protocol designed to stream audio and video from one device to another. Now it will be possible to broadcast content on Mac. You can include a song or video on iPhone and output it on Mac.

Supported Mac Models

  • 2018 MacBook Pro and newer
  • 2018 MacBook Air and newer
  • 2019 iMac and later
  • 2017 iMac Pro
  • 2019 Mac Pro
  • 2020 Mac mini

AirPlay technology was released with iOS 4 many years ago, but now only the following models support it:

  • iPhone 7 and later
  • iPad Pro (2nd generation) and later
  • iPad Air (3rd generation) and later
  • iPad (6th generation) and later
  • iPad mini (5th generation) and later

How to use AirPlay on Mac

How to Stream via AirPlay from iOS Devices to Mac

On iPhone or iPad, look for the AirPlay icon in Control Center or supported apps. If you want to share your device’s screen via AirPlay, you need to tap the Screen Mirroring icon in Control Center. Then select your Mac from the list. After a couple of seconds, the broadcast will begin.

How to control AirPlay on Mac

If for some reason AirPlay on Mac isn’t working, or if you want to turn off the feature, you can do so through the macOS settings. In the System Preferences program, select the Sharing section.

Find “AirPlay Receiver” in the list. To disable the feature, uncheck the box. You can also restrict the function or protect its activation with a password.

If you want to share the screen of another Mac with your Mac, open Control Center from the macOS menu bar and click the Screen Mirroring icon.

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AirPlay streaming on Mac works even with a wired connection. This method is recommended for slow internet. If you have AirPlay 2-enabled speakers, you can also connect your Mac to them.


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