How To Enable AirPlay on The iPhone (iOS 7)

Enjoy Your iTunes Songs and Music Videos by Streaming to AirPlay Devices

Apple AirPlay
Apple AirPlay Icon. Image Courtesy of Apple

*Note* For details on how to setup AirPlay on iOS 6 and below, follow this tutorial instead:

How To Enable AirPlay for an iPhone running iOS 6

AirPlay on the iPhone

The advantage of AirPlay is that you don't have to be tied down to just an iPhone and a set of earbuds to enjoy your digital music library or music video collection. With AirPlay you can wirelessly listen to your iTunes songs on compatible AirPlay equipment (like speakers), stream music videos to the big screen (via Apple TV), and more.

Originally named AirTunes, this facility gives you the freedom to beam the contents of your iPhone around your home. To see how to enable this useful feature in iOS 7, follow the steps below which covers the steps necessary to successfully get AirPlay setup on your iPhone.


Setting Up AirPlay to listen to Digital Music

In order to use AirPlay on your iPhone, you will also need a home wireless network and speakers / receiver that is AirPlay compatible. To setup the iPhone to use AirPlay:
  1. Power on the AirPlay speakers / receiver so a connection to your wireless network is established.
  2. To access the Control Center on the iPhone,  swipe up from the bottom of the home screen.
  3. Tap the AirPlay button (located underneath the volume slider). A list of available AirPlay devices should now be displayed on the screen.
  4. You will notice that for Airplay audio devices there will be a speaker icon next to them. To choose your speakers / receiver, tap on its icon and then tap Done.

    Now play your songs as usual by using the Music app or Safari browser. You should now hear the sound from your AirPlay speakers.

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