AirPlayer Turns Your Mac Into an AirPlay Speaker

AirPlayer AppAirPlayer turns your Mac into an AirPlay device allowing you to stream audio and video to your Mac. It works using Apple’s Bonjour service that allows two devices on the same wi-fi network to exchange data.

It’s available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Pricing is $4.99 at the app store. It’s still in beta and you can only stream from Apple approved apps like YouTube. Still very cool.

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9 Responses to AirPlayer Turns Your Mac Into an AirPlay Speaker

  1. Gdub December 24, 2010 at 2:35 am #

    I don’t think you understand what Airplayer does – it’s a DLNA client for the iPad/iPhone. It lets your iPad/iPhone connect to compatible DLNA servers (PS3, Win 7 Media Server, Twonky, etc), browse the library and watch/listen to photos/video/audio. It has nothing to do with Apple’s Airplay technology AFAIK.

  2. Guy January 3, 2011 at 4:58 am #

    So, is there an app that enables you to select any computers (or iPods/iPhones in speaker docks) as an audio destination within iTunes.

    So that this window ( will also list my various Macs and iPod/iPhone speakers around the house.

    THAT would be awesome.

    Love the optimism of this site.


    • airplayj January 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm #

      Hi Guy,

      Thanks for loving our optimism!

      AirPlayer lets you stream from an iOS device to your Mac but that’s as much as we have seen. Hopefully *fingers crossed* Apple updates AirPlay soon to make you and everyone else’s AirPlay dreams a reality.

  3. Guy January 11, 2011 at 1:11 am #

    Hi again,

    How about AktiMate Maxi.

    Are these a contender? There’s a pair in a local hifi shop but I haven’t had time to test them.


  4. eeprom January 18, 2011 at 2:54 am #


    DLNA isn’t Apple AirPlay. Get your shit straight.

    – eeprom

    • macnative February 9, 2011 at 4:01 am #


      if ya read carefully, that’s wht Gdub trying to say. The app the writer mentioned have nothing to do with Airplayer as it’s more of a ‘DLNA client’.


  5. macnative February 9, 2011 at 4:02 am #


  6. saveram February 16, 2011 at 2:47 am #

    What I’ve gleaned from the conversation is that the AirPlayer app uses DLNA rather than AirPlay technology to stream media.

    The devices serving-up the media to AirPlayer on the iPhone/iPad also use DLNA technology.

    So, the author’s discussion of the AirPlayer app in the context of AirPlay isn’t really germane to the topic of AirPlay technology-enabled devices and apps.


  7. john March 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Their is a cool app for macs called airfoil that allows you to select apple tv’s and computers to play to. I think airfoil should make an app to let you stream to computers as well as apple tv’s. They already have the technology on the mac might as well go all the way. Check it out

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