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Stream Content from Your iPhone or iPad to Other Compatible Devices Using AirPlay

AirPlay is another wireless feature that’s built in to iOS 7. It enables your mobile device to stream content, such as photos, videos, or audio, to an AirPlay-compatible device, such as Apple TV, Mac, or AirPlay-compatible speakers.

To use AirPlay, your iOS mobile device and the other AirPlay compatible device must be connected to the same wireless home network (via Wi-Fi). Then, when you turn on the AirPlay feature, the two compatible devices will automatically establish a wireless connection.

After the connection is made, an AirPlay icon appears within compatible apps, such as Music, Videos, and Photos, enabling you to transfer (stream) what you would otherwise see on your iPhone or iPad’s screen, or what would be heard through the device’s speaker, to another compatible device.

In addition to being able to stream photos and video (including iTunes Store TV show and movie purchases and rentals) from your iPhone or iPad to an Apple TV device so that you can watch that content on your HD television set, you can use AirPlay to connect external speakers (without cables) to your iOS mobile device, and then stream music or audio from your device to those compatible speakers.

AirPlay-compatible speakers are available from a handful of different companies, starting around $49.95. To learn about the AirPlay speakers available from the Apple Store and Apple.com, visit http://store.apple.com/us/ipad/ipad-accessories/speakers?m.tsOtherFeatures=airplay.

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