4 ways to AirPlay from Mac using only Elmedia Player

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If you are trying to find a straightforward guide on how to AirPlay local video or audio, YouTube videos from Mac to Apple TV, to another Mac, or other devices with AirPlay support you found just the right article. Additionally to the scenario mentioned above, we'll look into the ways to AirPlay from iPhone/iPad on Mac, how to AirPlay from Android on Mac.
A nice added bonus is the ability to Airplay YouTube, Vimeo & Metacafe online videos from Mac with Elmedia Player to AirPlay-compatible devices without the ads usually built into so many of those clips.

How to AirPlay from iPhone or iPad to a Mac with installed Elmedia Player

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As you can see Elmedia Player is versatile enough to act as an AirPlay receiver and AirPlay sender, i.e. it is able to stream music and videos to AirPlay devices as well as receive the streaming content.
  1. Download install and open free Elmedia Player on your computer.
  2. Get a licensed version of the player and enter the activation code into the free app to upgrade it to PRO.
  3. Activate the Speaker Mode option in the player's Preferences (in the Streaming > AirPlay tab).

  4. AirPlay tab
  5. Make sure your iPhone or iPad and your Mac with Elmedia Player PRO are connected to the same WiFi network.
  6. Select a music file you will be streaming.
    Please note that videos and audio files can be received by Elmedia from iOS 6/7/8 devices. As for the devices with iOS 9 and later, only audio can be received at this time.
  7. Here's how to initiate the streaming on devices with different operating system versions:
    - If your device runs iOS 9 or earlier, swipe up to open Control Center, tap AirPlay and select the device to send your audio to.
    - If your device operates iOS 10, then you'll have to do it slightly differently. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen and in Control Panel that opens swipe right to get to the Media Panel. There expand AirPlay receiver list at the bottom of Control Panel and choose Elmedia Player there.
    - For iOS 11 devices swipe up from the bottom of your screen to open Control Center and tap the two wave lines in the top right corner of the music player. Then select Elmedia Player from the list.
    - On iPhone X or later or iPad with iOS 12 or later, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen. Press the media player deeply (3D touch) and as it opens tap the AirPlay icon to select the device.
  8. Start streaming now.

How to AirPlay from one Mac to another with Elmedia Player PRO

  1. Download free Elmedia Player and install it on both Mac computers.
  2. Upgrade the player to PRO version on both Macs by entering the activation code that you'll get after purchasing the licensed version. Depending on your license type one activation code may be enough for several computers.

  3. Upgrade PRO version
  4. Locate the video you are going to AirPlay.
  5. Open the video in Elmedia Player PRO.
  6. Click AirPlay icon on Control Panel in Elmedia Player window to choose the device.
  7. The device you are streaming to will get the “Access requested” prompt.
  8. Allow the access to start streaming.

How to AirPlay from Mac to Apple TV

  1. Download free Elmedia Player and install it on your Mac.
  2. Add the video file you are going to stream to the player any of the following ways:
    - Drag the video onto the opened app or on its icon in the Dock.
    - Locate the file in Finder and right-click it to select the "Open With" option. Choose Elmedia Player from the list.
    - In the app's main menu go to "File", then "Open". Then browse for the video.
  3. In the player's control panel (where you can see the Play/Pause controls) click the AirPlay icon and choose your Apple TV.

  4. AirPlay from Mac to Apple TV
    - If you have Apple TV 4K choose this option from the list to enjoy video streaming in high quality.
  5. Depending on the AirPlay settings on your Apple TV, you might need to enter a passcode in Elmedia Player before you can start streaming. Read more about it here.

How to AirPlay from Android to a Mac with Elmedia Player

Android devices currently don't offer the native support for AirPlay. In case you are about to try streaming videos or music files from your Android device to a Mac with Elmedia installed on it, you'll need a third-party app on your Android phone or tablet that supports AirPlay.

So here are the steps to follow in order to AirPlay from your Android to Mac:

  1. Install an app on your Android device with an AirPlay support (look for such apps as DoubleTwist, AllCast, AllStream, etc. on Play Market).
  2. Download the free version of Elmedia Player on your Mac, install and open it.
  3. Buy a license for Elmedia Player and activate the PRO version to get the unlimited streaming possibilities.
  4. Make sure your Android device is on the same WiFi network with the Mac that has Elmedia Player PRO.
  5. Open the app that you installed in step 1 of this guide on your Android device. Browse to the file you want to AirPlay and from the list of devices available for streaming, choose Elmedia Player.
  6. You'll get the "Access requested" prompt on Elmedia you are streaming to, make sure to allow it.

Note 1. The order of the steps might slightly differ for each AirPlay supporting app for Android. If you have questions, look into the Help section of the app you are using.

Note 2. In case you don't want to get "Access requested" prompt each time you are starting an AirPlay session, go to Elmedia Player Preferences -> Streaming -> AirPlay and there instead of "Request access" option choose "Connect and Play".

Something to keep in mind: Free Elmedia Player offers 1 minute of streaming/receiving of music and videos to/from AirPlay devices. If you feel like this product is exactly what you need and works great for you, don't hesitate to get the PRO version - you'll be surprised how much more it offers in addition to streaming.

How to AirPlay YouTube Videos from Mac to Mac or to Apple TV

  1. Download and install free Elmedia Player.
  2. Get the PRO version of Elmedia Player for unlimited streaming.
  3. Copy the link for your YouTube video to clipboard and paste it in Open Online Video section. The video will start playing.
  4. Click AirPlay icon in Elmedia control panel (where Play/Pause controls are) and select where to stream to (Apple TV or Mac with an AirPlay-enabled app).
  5. When you get the “Access requested” prompt, allow the access to start streaming.

A really cool thing that comes with streaming of YouTube, Vimeo and Dailymotion videos with Elmedia Player is that the built-in ads WON'T be included in the streaming. Use Open Online Video option for this.

Note: Elmedia Player PRO can currently stream all popular formats (except for SWF and EXE). The app automatically detects embedded subtitles and subtitle files associated with a streaming video. A wide range of subtitle formats is supported.

As mentioned earlier, Elmedia Player PRO is not for streaming only. Among its other capabilities it offers you to download YouTube videos on your Mac: switch the player to Browser mode, go to the YouTube video you want to save to your hard drive and click Download. You can save it in a range of supported formats and resolutions. If needed you can save the whole YouTube playlist on your Mac in one go.

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