AirPlay–a technology built into the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch–brings wireless media streaming from your iOS device to your home theater. Although it has limitations, it’s one of the most seamless ways to get your favorite YouTube videos, music, and home videos onto the big screen.
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Get started with Apple AirPlayWhat you need:
- An Apple TV. At $99, this is the most inexpensive way to use AirPlay. Other options include AirPlay-enabled speakers, Apple AirPort, and some receivers.
- An iOS device running iOS 4.2 or above. To check your software, go to Settings > About on your device and look at the number next to Version.
- A solid wireless network. This is important, as media from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch will be streamed to your TV over your home network. Ensure that you’ve optimized your wireless network before streaming content.