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Permanently Fix AirPlay “Unable to connect” HomePod Errors

Apr 1, 2023 - 7 Comments
AirPlay Unable to Connect Error with HomePod Mini

If you have a HomePod or HomePod Mini and you attempt to connect audio streams to it through AirPlay, you’ve undoubtedly ran into the error message “AirPlay – Unable to connect to (HomePod)” with an OK button. This is a very frustrating error message that makes the HomePod Mini and HomePod not particularly useful or … Read More

How to AirPlay to Sonos & HomePod Simultaneously

Dec 27, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Select AirPlay speakers to play output to including HomePod and Sonos

If you have a multi-device household with different brand of AirPlay speakers, like a combination of Sonos speakers and Apple HomePod or HomePod Mini’s, you may be thinking it would be nice to be able to AirPlay music, podcasts, audiobooks, or other audio to all the speakers, despite them being different brands. Thanks to AirPlay, … Read More

AirPlay Audio to Sonos & Any Mac Speakers Concurrently

Dec 23, 2022 - 4 Comments
AirPlay select your speaker output including the Mac speakers and Sonos

Did you know you can AirPlay audio output to your Mac speakers and a Sonos or other AirPlay speaker system, concurrently, even if the Mac speakers are not directly AirPlay compatible? Let’s say your Mac has some good shelf speakers connected to it through the audio port, and you also have a Sonos speaker or … Read More

How to Turn Off AirPlay on Mac

Dec 19, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to turn off and disconnect AirPlay on Mac

If you’re on a Mac and and have used AirPlay to mirror your Mac screen to a TV or to another Mac, you may now be wondering how to disconnect and turn off AirPlay to stop the display extension or screen mirroring. There are a few ways to turn off AirPlay on the Mac, we’ll … Read More

How to AirPlay Videos from iPhone to LG TV

Jul 21, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to AirPlay Videos from iPhone to LG OLED TV

Did you know that many modern TV’s, like any newer model LG OLED TV, includes support for AirPlay? This functionality which is built into many modern smart TV panels allows you to use AirPlay for watching videos, movies, tv shows, and screen mirroring, sending content from an iPhone or iPad directly to the TV screen … Read More

How to Mirror Your iPhone to LG TV

Jul 1, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to Mirror Your iPhone to LG OLED TV

Did you know you can mirror your iPhone or iPad to many modern LG TV’s? Similar to how you mirror the iPhone screen to an Apple TV device, many modern smart TV’s also directly support the ability to mirror a device screen directly to them. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing an Apple TV to … Read More

How to Mirror a Mac to TV

Feb 3, 2022 - 3 Comments
Screen Mirror Mac to TV

Ever wanted to mirror your Mac to a TV, wirelessly? You can do that with most modern Macs if they support AirPlay. And many modern TV’s have built in AirPlay support too, allowing for a Mac to easily mirror its screen to the TV, right from macOS. This is easier than ever in macOS Monterey. … Read More

How to Use Sonos as a Mac Speaker

Jan 27, 2022 - 9 Comments
Use Sonos speakers with the Mac

Want to use a Sonos speaker as your Mac speaker? You can do that, and it’s pretty simple. In fact, if you have a whole Sonos setup with multiple speakers, you can use that entire Sonos sound system as your Mac speaker too. For example, maybe you want to use the popular Sonos One speaker … Read More

How to AirPlay to a Mac (from iPhone, iPad, Mac)

Nov 1, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to AirPlay to a Mac

One of the most interesting features added to macOS Monterey is the ability to AirPlay to your Mac using an iPhone, iPad, or even another Mac. If you’re familiar with Apple devices, you probably know what AirPlay is already. In fact, this feature has been a staple in iOS and macOS devices for over a … Read More

How to Use HomePod with Windows PC and iTunes

Sep 25, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Use HomePod with iTunes on PC

Want to use a HomePod with iTunes for listening to music on your Windows PC? If you don’t have good headphones or a decent speaker system, but have a HomePod instead, you may be excited to know that you can feed the audio from iTunes directly to your HomePod speakers within seconds. You don’t even … Read More

How to AirPlay YouTube Audio on HomePod

Mar 9, 2021 - 3 Comments
How to AirPlay YouTube Audio on HomePod

There’s no official YouTube support for the HomePod yet, but did you know that you can still listen to YouTube music videos using your HomePod? This is made possible with the help of AirPlay, a feature that has been around for iPhone and within the Apple ecosystem quite a while.

How to Play Podcasts on HomePod

Mar 4, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Play Podcasts on HomePod

Listening to podcasts from HomePod and HomePod mini is easy and quite enjoyable, so wouldn’t you like to know how to do this? Whether it’s listening to your favorite podcasts or finding new ones, let’s dive in.

How to Screen Mirror iPhone or iPad to Windows PC

Sep 3, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Screen Mirror iPhone or iPad to Windows PC

Apple AirPlay allows users to seamlessly mirror their iPhone or iPad screen to Apple TV or AirPlay 2-compatible smart TVs out of the box, but what if you want to use this feature on your Windows PC? You’ll be pleased to know that there are multiple software choices that you can make use of to … Read More

How to Mirror iPhone or iPad Screen to Apple TV with AirPlay

Dec 20, 2019 - 1 Comment
How to mirror iPhone or iPad screen to Apple TV

If you have an Apple TV and iPhone or iPad, you can easily mirror the iPhone or iPad display to the TV screen that is connected to Apple TV. This offers by far the simplest way to wirelessly connect an iPhone or iPad to a TV, and it allows you to show off whatever is … Read More

How to Access AirPlay Audio in iOS 16, 15, 14, 13, 12 for iPhone and iPad

Mar 6, 2019 - 9 Comments
AirPlay audio devices shown in iOS Control Center

Wondering how to access AirPlay audio controls in iOS 16, iOS 15, iOS 14, iOS 13, iOS 12, and iOS 11 on an iPhone or iPad? You might not be alone, as accessing the AirPlay controls for audio streaming is tucked away behind another panel in the iOS Control Center, making it very easy to … Read More

How to AirPlay YouTube from Mac to Apple TV

Apr 24, 2016 - 14 Comments
AirPlay YouTube from Mac

Have you ever been watching a YouTube video on a Mac and wished you could send it to your Apple TV to view on a bigger screen? You can do exactly that with the help of AirPlay and the latest versions of Mac OS X, which make sending a YouTube video from the Mac to … Read More

How to AirPlay Video from QuickTime Player in Mac OS X

Jan 8, 2016 - 6 Comments
AirPlay a video from QuickTime player to an AirPlay receiver from Mac OS X

You can AirPlay a video directly from the QuickTime movie player in Mac OS X with the latest versions. This makes it easy to send a video that’s playing on a Mac to an Apple TV over the wireless AirPlay protocol, similar to how it works to AirPlay videos from iOS. And because AirPlay is … Read More

How to Enable AirPlay Mirroring in iOS to Stream an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Display Wirelessly (iOS 10, iOS 9, iOS 8, iOS 7)

Apr 6, 2014 - 17 Comments
AirPlay Mirroring an iPad to an Apple TV

AirPlay Mirroring sends exactly what is on the iPhone or iPad screen wirelessly over to an Apple TV or a compatible AirPlay receiver app on a Mac or PC like Reflector or XBMC, including the audio stream if one is available. This mirroring feature is great for demonstrations, presentations, picture slideshows, watching video on a … Read More

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