How to make Quicktime stream Airplay

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How to make Quicktime stream Airplay
Apple's AirPlay allows you to stream film and music wirelessly to compatible devices. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

AirPlay is an Apple technology which allows devices to stream music and film wirelessly between devices. QuickTime is a media player, again from Apple. If you transfer QuickTime files to your iTunes account, you'll be able to stream them from your computer using AirPlay to compatible speakers, Apple TV or an AirPort Express transmitting base. You can accomplish this task with a Mac or PC as long as your computer has iTunes installed.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • iTunes account

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  1. 1

    Connect your computer and the Apple TV, speakers or AirPort Express hub that you want to use to the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. 2

    Open iTunes and select "File" then "Add File to Library" in Windows or "Add to Library" on a Mac. Navigate to the QuickTime file you want to stream and click on it to import to iTunes.

  3. 3

    Click on your file from its new position in iTunes. Click the "AirPlay" icon, a solid triangle in a linear rectangle, at the bottom right-hand corner of the iTunes page.

  4. 4

    Select the device you want to use from the list that appears and your music or film will start to stream.

Tips and warnings

  • You need to be using iTunes version 10.2 or later for the streaming process to work.

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