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iPhone streaming to Apple TV

Ferninho
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Hi there,

 

Is there a possibility to stream the music from iPhone Spotify to Apple TV? If yes, how? Additional software (apps)?

 

Thank you for helping me.

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jvanderb
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There should be no need for additional applications - it is built right into the iPhone and the Apple TV.  AirPlay is Apple's method of sending audio or video to another device.  First, you want to go into the Settings on your AppleTV, and ensure AirPlay is enabled.  Then, on your iPhone, ensire it is connected to the same wireless netwotk your AppleTV is on.  Then, go into Spotify and play some music.  Once the music starts playing from your phone, double tap the home button on your phone, and once the mutitasking bar comes up on the bottom, swipe once to the right.  To the right of the music controls, you should see a button that looks similar to this:

 

Screen Shot 2012-03-18 at 7.51.33 PM.png

 

(That's actually the button from iTines - I'm unable to use AirPlay on my phone at the moment, but the button looks somewhat similar.)  Hit that button.  You should have a choice of devices - in this case, you'll probably see "iPhone" which will be checked, and "Apple TV."  Tap on the Apple TV option, and after a few seconds, your music should start playing on your Apple TV, and not your phone.

 

Edit: It should be noted that AirPlay was introduced in iOS 4.2, so if you've got an older version, I am not aware of any way to do it if you can't upgrade.

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Re: iPhone streaming to Apple TV

jvanderb
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There should be no need for additional applications - it is built right into the iPhone and the Apple TV.  AirPlay is Apple's method of sending audio or video to another device.  First, you want to go into the Settings on your AppleTV, and ensure AirPlay is enabled.  Then, on your iPhone, ensire it is connected to the same wireless netwotk your AppleTV is on.  Then, go into Spotify and play some music.  Once the music starts playing from your phone, double tap the home button on your phone, and once the mutitasking bar comes up on the bottom, swipe once to the right.  To the right of the music controls, you should see a button that looks similar to this:

 

Screen Shot 2012-03-18 at 7.51.33 PM.png

 

(That's actually the button from iTines - I'm unable to use AirPlay on my phone at the moment, but the button looks somewhat similar.)  Hit that button.  You should have a choice of devices - in this case, you'll probably see "iPhone" which will be checked, and "Apple TV."  Tap on the Apple TV option, and after a few seconds, your music should start playing on your Apple TV, and not your phone.

 

Edit: It should be noted that AirPlay was introduced in iOS 4.2, so if you've got an older version, I am not aware of any way to do it if you can't upgrade.

Re: iPhone streaming to Apple TV

boundincells
Newbie

that button does not appear when my appleTV and iphone are connected to the same network with airplay speakers turned on... 

Re: iPhone streaming to Apple TV

Music_junkie
Newbie

Worked for me. Thanks.

 

What I really want is the Spotify app running on the Apple TV, but controlled by either the iPhone / Android device.

 

That would rock.

Re: iPhone streaming to Apple TV

BamTimBam
Newbie

Better way - when in Spotify on the iPhone, look at the Album cover of your song. Press the "i" (information) on the top left of the screen. You'll see the volume control. Look to the right of the volume control - you'll see the Airplay symbol!

Re: iPhone streaming to Apple TV

harleygirl
Newbie

Great solution and worked perfectly!!!  Thanks!

 

 

Re: iPhone streaming to Apple TV

Waltsi
Newbie

Great advice as above... it works a treat... have been looking around for a way to sync up Spotify to my Apple TV without having purchase other apps.. and it was sitting within Spotify all the time...  so am playing all my Spotify tunes via my Ipad... remote is cool.. music playing and accessible just how I want it.. wonderful!

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jwatx
Newbie

 

Run Spotify on Mac Mini and control via iPad (or iPhone) Remoteless App. Apple TV audio quality - especially with 48hz transfer - is poor.

Re: iPhone streaming to Apple TV

Olucky
Newbie

To steam iPhone to Apple TV, you need to check the files are supported by Apple TV. If the videos, movies, songs and music on iPhone are in AVI, MKV, WMV, DivX, XviD, FLV, FLAC, OGV and do not support by iTunes, it is impossible to directly airplay them to Apple TV. You need to change the files to the format supported by iTunes.

Re: iPhone streaming to Apple TV

MattyPasta
Newbie

This Is The Trick! i just realized why i didnt have the option at first, anybody NOT seeing the airplay the reason is  the music can't be playing in order to see the airplay option . when i paused the music then i had the option by the volume ... and the music plays on ;) 

 

thanks!

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