How to activate AirPlay on your Mac

To use AirPlay, your Mac and the device on which you want to stream must be in the same WLAN network.

  1. Search the AirPlay icon in the menu bar. You recognize it on a monitor with a small triangle.
  2. If you do not see the icon, go to the Apple menu and navigate to “System Settings”> “Monitors” and enable “Display sync options for availability in the menu bar”.
  3. Have you clicked the icon, you can select in the list on which device you want to stream the contents, videos or the like.
  4. To stream music and movies about iTunes, start iTunes on your Mac.
  5. Click here on the AirPlay icon.
  6. If this is not displayed, this is usually because no devices are nearby that are compatible with AirPlay.
  7. Now you can select the desired device from the list.
  8. The easiest way to connect by using an Apple TV.

Other ways to use AirPlay

  1. If you want to stream photos via the photo app, you must first open the app.
  2. Then go to the image or video you want to stream.
  3. Click on the Share button.
  4. Under the emerging options, select AirPlay.
  5. Another list will be displayed in which you can select a compatible device.