Where's my Airplay icon?

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Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

Hansholz
Gig Goer
Update 2: no it hasn't ... Rebooting the iPhone fixed it. All AirPlay devices present and correct. Try that.

Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

hinezee
Music Fan
I've certainly rebooted my iPad and iPhone in the past day or so. Last night I tried the iPad specifically ensuring all other iOS devices were off.

The Denon amp cannot be used wirelessly but like I've said works every time with iPhone remote app.

This is going to drive me slightly mad. I also updated the latest firmware on the amp to be sure and the latest version of iTunes.

I'm thinking it must be a firewall or router problem but it's getting out of my depth. Will turn off all virus and firewalls temporarily on the laptop when I return from work to see what that does.

Any other suggestions?

Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

Hansholz
Gig Goer
I assume you get no joy with other apps that use AirPlay like YouTube? Is DHCP turned on on the router? This allows dynamic IP addresses to be assigned. I would turn everything off and reboot in order waiting each time for things to fully come back to working state before turning on the next device.. Modem>Router>Denon>iPhone

Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

hinezee
Music Fan
Yes, DHCP Is turned on and was thinking of trying to work out how to assign a static ip address to the Amp as another forum had recommended something similar.

I'll try the switch off too. Fingers crossed. I'll also try YouTube as didn't think of that.
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Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

hinezee
Music Fan
Quick update if anyone is following this... Feel a little embarrassed as it turns out not much was wrong other than a lot of conflicting devices... I chose to turn everything off completely and try Turing on in a clear sequence to work out the source of the problem. Anyway, the long and short of it is that my laptop which was on with iTunes. It seems to be that was conflicting with all the devices and I had thought at one point iTunes was needed for AirPlay to work. Apparently not... Anyhow... I can't tell you how pleased this has made me feel. I am now totally in love with the iPad app... Thanks ....

Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

user-removed
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Finally got this.... Not intuitive really .... Even after reading this thread i struggled to work out what. I didnt see the airplay icon in the mini popup when you toych the song playing album art... As someone else said it needs the full page artwork pucture up... 

 

Loving the app but make this easier pkease?

Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

Papillon123
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Can you be more specific, I have the same problem but cant get it to work

Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

waklee1
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I'm confused still as well. I have an Iphone 4 and an Ipad and have no problem contecting to my apple tv via either. I do not get an airplay icon on either device even when douple tapping the album art. One of the main reasons I signed up for a premium account was to be able to stream to my apple tv and my stereo system. Getting frustrated as I've spent over an hour trying to figure it out. 

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Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

Hansholz
Gig Goer
It's incorrect to say 'double tap album art'. first of all make sure you have the latest version of spotify and iOS. Then...

1) play a song on your iPad
2) tap the 'expand art' icon next to the album art.
3) you should see the airplay icon, below the song progress bar.

OR

1) play a song on your iPhone.
2) Go to 'now playing' and tap the 'i' info icon in the top left.
3) you should see the airplay icon, to the right of the the volume bar.

If you dont have these icons you have a more complex network issue.

Re: Where's my Airplay icon?

hinezee
Music Fan
In my instance it was an issue with having my laptop with itunes running on and I believe this was conflicting with my amplifier.

I've also experienced a problem if I switch iOS devices playing Spotify using AirPlay. For example. Switching from an iPad to an iPhone. However, this is usually resolved by switching off the amplifier so that it refreshes itself.

If in doubt, switch everything off and turn on just one AirPlay device at a time. Worked for me and I buggared around for ages.
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